Recent Honors & Awards


Katerina Akassoglou, PhD has been named as the recipient of the 2024 Pharmacia-ASPET Award, given by  the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in recognition of her work on neurovascular and neuroimmune mechanisms that will have major impact on the treatment of neurological diseases.

Dawn Gano, MD, MAS has received the UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award in recognition of her outstanding patient care, contributions to UCSF Health’s mission, and possessing the UCSF Health’s PRIDE Values of professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence.

Hannah Glass, MD, MAS received the The Hazinski Distinguished Service Award, given by the The Society for Pediatric Research for her exceptional service over an extended period of time.

Bruce Ovbiagele, MD has won the W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, given by the American College of Physicians (ACP) for his outstanding accomplishments in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the health care workforce.

Howie Rosen, MD was awarded the UCSF Neurology Faculty Mentoring Award in appreciation of his outstanding contributions to faculty mentorship.


The following staff in Neurology have won the STAR Achievement Awards, which recognize sustained, exceptional performance and/or significant contributions from an employee(s) over an extended period. 

Rudy Asuncion
Jenn Cantero
Sarah Corr
Luz Kong
Camellia Latta
Christina Liu
Melinda Matice
Stacey Morris
Dominica Randazzo
Iris Solorzano
Locus Yuen


Kwame Adjepong, MD has been named a John A. Watson Faculty Scholar.  He has also been recognized as Fellow of the Year for the Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship.

Sherry Chen, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in Neurology, has won the Henry Newman Award, given by the San Francisco Neurological Society for her paper, “Pathology-specific patterns of cerebellar atrophy in neurodegenerative disorders.”

John Pluvinage MD, PhD, Neurology resident, has won the Alliance Award: S. Weir Mitchell, given by the AAN in recognition of his outstanding achievements in basic science research.

Martineau Louiné, MD, Clinical and Postdoctoral Fellow, has won the AAN's Clinical Research Training Scholarship to support his research on TB meningitis.

Eleanor Palser, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar at the Memory and Aging Center, won the Chancellor Award for the Advancement of Women, following her paper in Nature that highlighted the underrepresentation of women in the editorial boards of neuroscience and psychology journals.