Tung Nguyen Honored with a Chancellor Award for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership

Differences Matter Co-Leader of the Research Action Group for Equity is Honored with a Chancellor Award for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership

Tung Nguyen, MD

Diversity, equity and inclusion are inextricably linked to UCSF's mission of education, research and patient care, and UCSF faculty, staff, students and trainees are actively engaged in equity and inclusion in multiple local, regional and global settings. Each year, this Chancellor Award recognizes and honors three individuals at UCSF—one faculty, one staff, one student/resident/postdoctoral scholar—who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond the scope of their job, area of research, or training.

Tung Nguyen, MD, is a leader in advancing health equity at UCSF. He serves as CTSI's Community Engagement & Health Policy program faculty and as such, he is in high demand as a consultant on methodology and institutional change that supports community, patient and stakeholder-engaged translational science. He is an inspiration to his colleagues, students, and trainees.

"Dr. Nguyen is a strong and outspoken advocate for issues of bias, discrimination, and inequity in academic medicine, particularly for minority and women faculty. He is a wonderful role model for his dedication and effectiveness as a champion for health equity and social justice. Its lasting impact will be through the students and faculty he has inspired to dedicate their careers toward these goals."
— Jane Jih, MD, MPH, MAS, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

Chancellor’s Awards for Diversity:

Chancellor Award for MLK Leadership:

View Dr. Nguyen's acceptance speech: