AWARDS

The effectiveness and strength of the Student-Run Free Clinic Project model has led to widespread replication and recognition, including numerous awards, for which we are very grateful:

  • 2014 The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award
  • 2013 UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action & Diversity Award
  • 2012 Health Media Leadership Award
  • 2012 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust
  • 2011 WebMD Magazine Health Hero
  • 2010 James Irvine Foundation California Leadership Award
  • 2010 KPBS Local Hero Diversity award
  • 2010 Golden Avenue Elementary School Peacekeeper Award
  • 2008 LEAD San Diego Visionary Award for Diversity
  • 2008 Public Health Champion Award through San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Services
  • 2007 Health Care Champion Award, San Diego Business Journal
  • 2006 American Red Cross Real Heroes Award for medical hero recognition
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • Certificate of Appreciation from United States Senate
  • California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition Award
  • 2006 Blue Cross of California Community Service Award
  • 2005 Women of Accomplishment Honoree, Soroptomist International of San Diego
  • 2004 Access Recognition Award, American Dental Association, honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership and inspiration in gaining access to dental care at the local level for those in need.
  • 2004 Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo honoree for Health: Health Care Award
  • 2004 The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Innovation Award
  • Women Rebel: Recognized by Eveoke Dance Theatre honoring women who promote social justice, community advocacy, and service in the San Diego community, February 2003
  • 2002 The California Academy of Family Practice 2002 Barbara Harris Award for Educational Excellence
  • 2002 Norman Cousins Award for a medical education program that fosters relationship-centered care
  • 2002 Faculty of the Year Award for Outstanding Service to UCSD Division of Family Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
  • 2001 Vice Chancellor-Health Sciences Diversity Award to Dr. Beck and Student-Run Free Clinic Project - UCSD Community Champion
  • 1999 AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals 6/1/00 (UCSD Nominee: 1/40 nationally)
  • Channel 10 News Community Leadership Award
  • Bridgestone-Firestone 100 Who Serve
The Student-Run Free Clinic Project was also featured in a PBS special on integrative medicine called The New Medicine.