Recent Honors & Awards


Marilu Gorno-Tempini, MD, PhD has won the Justine and Yves Sergent Award, given by the University of Montreal to a female researcher who has developed an international reputation in the field of cognitive neuroscience.  

Adam Numis, MD has been elected to membership in the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). The SPR’s mission is to create a multidisciplinary network of diverse researchers to improve child health.

Maulik Shah, MD, MHS has won the Exceptional Physician Award from the UCSF Health System in honor of his demonstration of UCSF’s PRIDE values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.

Carlie Tanner, MD, PhD has won the Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Disease Research from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  

Jennifer Yokoyama, PhD was awarded the Alzheimer’s Association Excellence in Neuroscience Mentoring Award in recognition of her mentorship, advocacy, sponsorship and guidance of trainees in her laboratory. 

Maulik Shah, MD, MHS and Nicholas Frost, MD, PhD have been awarded the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award given by UCSF’s Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators.

Alyssa Reddy, MD has been elected as the Neuroscience Chair for COG (Children’s Oncology Group), the large NIH/NCI funded pediatric oncology clinical trials group.

Michael Wilson, MD has won the Trailblazer Award for Clinician Scientists from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.


Prashanth Ramachandran, MBBS, postdoctoral fellow, has won the Henry Newman Award given by the San Francisco Neurological Society in recognition of his ongoing study, Improving Tuberculosis Meningitis Diagnostics - A Combined Host and Pathogen Classifier.

Lawren VandeVrede, MD, PhD has won the Robert W. Katzman, MD, Clinical Research Training Scholarship given by the American Academy of Neurology.


Rosalie Gearhart, RN, MS won the 2020 Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine. This is the school’s most prestigious award, and it recognizes her exceptional service to the School of Medicine. 

Monica Volz, FNP, MSN won the 2020 Excellence in Advance Practice Nursing Award given by the UCSF Department of Nursing Coordinating Council and the Professional Development Council.