Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award
The Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs accepts applications for the UCSF Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award from January until March each year.
The Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award honors UCSF emeritus/a professors whose outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, or public service activities have continued since retirement. The highest priority will be to support activities that benefit the campus and for which funding is not available from other sources.
Edward A. Dickson was the longest serving regent of the University of California. In 1955, Mr. Dickson presented the university with an endowment to support and maintain special annual professorships to be awarded to Emeriti/a faculty. The Dickson Emeritus Professorship was established on the UCSF campus in 2003.
Award Amount: Up to $10,000
Number of Awards: 1 or more (based on availability of funds)
Term: Two (2) fiscal years
Open To: UCSF Emeritus/a Professors (including those on recall)
Contact: Abby Draper
- Award Requirements
- The awardee(s) shall be known as the Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Professor for the duration of the term.
- A maximum of $10,000 will be available over the course of two fiscal years.
- Award funds may be used for any purpose in conformity with University of California guidelines.
- Funds may not be used for recall salary.
- Appropriate use of funds includes, but is not limited to, travel to research or activity sites, salary for assistants, and purchase of necessary supplies or services.
- Unexpended funds must be returned to the Dickson Award account fund.
- More information provided in the Dickson Award Policy and Budget Guide.
Each Award recipient is required to submit a final report.
- 1 to 3-page final report is due within six months after the end of the award appointment. Recipients will receive an email reminder in advance of the due date.
- The final report should provide a brief statement of what was accomplished with the funds, the challenges encountered along the way and a financial summary.
- Instructions and guidance provided in the Final Report Outline.
All UCSF emeritus/a faculty in all series, including those on recall, are eligible to apply.
- Activities which may be recognized by the Award include any area of teaching, research or public service.
- Proposed activities do not need to be directly related to the nominee’s previous career accomplishments.
- Evaluation Criteria
The following criteria are used to evaluate and score applications:
The most competitive submissions will be those that support activities that benefit UCSF and for which funding is not available from other sources.
- Application Review Process
- Applications will be reviewed by an ad hoc Review Committee appointed by the Vice Provost Academic Affairs.
- The Review Committee is made up of five emeritus/a professors representing all four schools and a recent award recipient.
- Committee members are not eligible to apply for the Award in the year in which they serve.
- The Vice Provost will make the final decision based on the Committee’s recommendations at which point all applicants will be notified.
- Application and Submissions
Application packet must include the following items, submitted as a single email attachment.
- Application form to be completed electronically (view past application form)
- No more than 1 or 2 pages (11-12 point font size)
- Description of project should include:
- Background and significance
- Current stage of project
- Current funding, if any
- Potential impact
- May also include:
- Figures and tables (should fit within the 1 to 2 page proposal limit)
- Bibliography may follow (no page limit)
- Budget (budget template)
- Budget justification (1 page) that outlines in detail how the funds will be used
- NIH-style biosketch (not to exceed 4 pages)
Submit packet via email as a single PDF file to: Abby Draper (deadline TBA)
Brian Alldredge, Vice Provost Academic Affairs
c/o: Abby Draper, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost
- Key Dates
Timeline: Open for Applications January Closed for Applications March Applicants Notified By April Deadline March TBA
- Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipients
2021-23 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient
Cynthia T. Chin, MD
Professor Emerita, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine
Project: Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Accuracy and Efficiency of Lumbar Spine MRI Interpretation and Reporting
Gerald Cunha, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Urology, School of Medicine
Project: An Experimental Model of Ovotestis
Katherine Gundling, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
Project: The Health Emergency of Climate Change, Step 2: Building UCSF’s Response in Patient Education and Clinical Care
Edward Yelin, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine
Project: The Health Impacts of Contemporary Employment: Covid-19 and Beyond
Awardee Discipline Proposal 2019-21 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient Dean Jamison, PhD Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Medicine Extending National Income Accounts to Include Life Expectancy
2018-20 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient Isobel Russell, MD, PhD Professor Emerita, Department of Anesthesia, School of Medicine Develop 3D printed models for teaching the complex medical specialty of congenital heart disease
Ellen Weber, MD Professor Emerita of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine Growing Emergency Medicine in Tanzania
2017-19 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient Adrian Gelb, MB, CHB Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, School of Medicine Medicine Fostering Quality and Safety in Anesthetic Practice in the Developing World
Sarah Macfarlane, PhD, MSc Professor Emerita of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine Making Data Available to Global Health
(John) Colin Partridge, MD, MPH Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics/ Neonatology, School of Medicine Cross-cultural differences in utilities for disability: a multi-national study in the developing world
2016-18 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman, RN, MS, PhD Professor Emerita, Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing The Measurement of Dyspnea: Translation to Clinical Practice
James Cleaver, PhD Professor Emeritus, Dermatology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Medicine Proposal: Chemotherapy and DNA Repair
John Gordon Frierson, BA, MD Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine Research on the History of the Angel Island Quarantine Station 2015-17 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient Kathleen Puntillo, RN, PhD Professor Emerita of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing Translating Research into Practice: Palliation of Thirst in Intensive Care Unit Patients
Louis F. Reichardt, PhD Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Biochemistry/Biophysics, School of Medicine Web production of videos illustrating scientific approaches to major medical challenges through collaboration with iBioSeminars
Robert H. Levin, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy Implementation of California SB 493 for students, residents, faculty, & alumni 2014-15 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient M. Michael Thaler, MD, MA Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, School of Medicine 'Premature' Cancer Research at UCSF: The Rise and Fall of the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, 1947-53 2013-16 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient Edward J. Goetzl, MD Robert L. Kroc Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Emeritus, School of Medicine Cellular membrane vesicle diagnostics in neurodegenerative diseases
Philip L. Ballard, MD, PhD Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, School of Medicine Genetic contributions to infant chronic lung disease
Roger Cooke, PhD Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine The Super relaxed state in Muscle as a target for combating obesity and type 2 diabetes
H. William Taeusch, MD Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, School of Medicine Combined Polymer Therapy for Improved Surfactant Treatment of ALI/ARDS 2012-15 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient Juan Korenbrot, PhD Professor Emeritus of Physiology, School of Medicine directory Richard A. Smith, DDS Professor Emeritus of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry profile 2011-14 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient Melvin Cheitlin, MD Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine profile James Cleaver, PhD Professor Emeritus of Dermatology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Medicine John Murray, MD Professor Emeritus of Pulmonary Medicine, School of Medicine 2010-13 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipient Nancy Byl, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA Professor Emerita of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, School of Medicine profile W. Dilworth Cannon, MD Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine Ernest Newbrun, PhD, DMD Professor Emeritus of Cell and Tissue Biology, School of Medicine directory Edward Sickles, MD, FACR Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine profile