The Dean's Award for Excellence recognizes outstanding faculty contributions in the core mission areas of Research, Education, Clinical Care and Community Engagement.

The purpose of the award is to reward the outstanding performance of a faculty member (Academic Federation or Academic Senate) and to acknowledge their contribution as a transformative leader in our collegial community. The nominee’s efforts must clearly contribute to UC Davis Health being a destination of choice to all those we serve.

The award categories are:Deans' Award for Excellence Awardee

  • Education – provides outstanding learning opportunities for students
  • Research – leader in innovative research, making high-impact discoveries
  • Clinical Care – provides high-quality patient-oriented services
  • Community Engagement – enhances the qualify of life of our local and regional communities (Community organizations are also welcome to submit nominations for faculty who have demonstrated transformative leadership qualities in the community.)

Awardees receive a cash award and are honored at a special reception.

The nomination period for the 2023 award season is now open! Please submit your nomination by February 29, 2024.

Click here to nominate  Nomination Instructions