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2019 Chancellor Award for Advancement of Women – Faculty Category

2019 Chancellor Award for Advancement of Women – Faculty Category

– [Nicole] The work
with women and children and the advancement of women is such a core piece of my career. I’m interested in
leveling the playing field for all groups and unfortunately, gender is one of the things that predicts which group you’re in and the advantages you have or don’t have. (gentle music) – [Matthew] The Chancellor’s Award for Diversity and Advancement of Women is tremendously important
to the University in recognizing the critical
role of advancing women and advancing equity and
diversity in our community. I nominated Nicki Bush for
this award because she embodies the spirit of what this award is about. There are a number of
contributions that Nicki has made, so within the Department
of Psychiatry she’s played a critical role in our
Diversity Committee, which has a very broad
scope to try to advance the role of women within the department, so we end up with the leadership that looks like the patients that we serve and the faculty in our department. In addition, one of the most
remarkable things about Nicki is her generativity. She’s an extraordinary mentor for young women pursuing
careers in mental health. And then, from a national perspective, her research is to help
advance the opportunities for women and children, regardless of their
socioeconomic situation. And that’s an extraordinary combination that makes an extraordinary contribution to our entire community. (gentle music) – [Nicole] I’m excited
about the trajectory. UCSF is an incredible place to work and I want it to be a
place where both genders are at the table really
contributing to the solutions. (gentle music)

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