The purpose of the Dean's Team Award for Inclusion Excellence is to acknowledge outstanding, high-performing, multidisciplinary team efforts and approaches that contribute to advancing inclusion excellence. The multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary team model should embody and exemplify a sustainable, collaborative and inclusive approach that aligns our collegial community with our mission of discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health. In the spirit of inclusion excellence, the nominee’s efforts must clearly contribute to UC Davis Health being a destination of choice to all those we serve. In addition, the team must meet at a minimum 85% of the 12 elements from the Inclusion Excellence Framework (The Netter Principles: A Framework for Building Organizational Inclusion, 2000, The Workplace Diversity Network).

The categories for this award are:2018 Deans' Team Award for Inclusion Excellence Awardees

  • Education – provides equitable access to outstanding learning opportunities for personal and professional growth that integrates equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Research –makes high-impact discoveries that focus on reducing/eliminating health inequities for the communities we serve
  • Clinical Care – provides high-quality, patient-oriented, culturally-responsive care services
  • Community Engagement – enhances the quality of life of our local and regional diverse communities (Community organizations are also welcome to submit nominations.)

The award winning teams receive a monetary award and are honored at a special reception. Each team's award funds will be deposited into a departmental account to be used for the enrichment of the team’s work.


The nomination period for the 2023 award season is now closed. You may review the winners here: 2023 School of Medicine Dean’s Excellence Awards (