Tuesday, 20 March 2007
UCSF Executive Receives Social Justice Award
Dixie Horning, executive director of UCSF’s National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (CoE), has been awarded the Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award.
Horning received the award at the California Public Health Association’s annual meeting on March 7. She will receive the 2007 Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women at a ceremony at UCSF on March 26.
The award recognizes a person who has distinguished herself/himself professionally by working toward social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations. Recipients are commended for improving the health and well-being of these populations through activities such as leading and mentoring. This award is named after the late Helen Rodriguez-Trias, MD, past president of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and a pediatrician. Rodriguez-Trias was an inspiration and role model who strove to meet the needs of underserved and disadvantaged populations, especially women and children. Through her work and activism, she used social justice strategies that effect change for the better.