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Andrew Penn Awarded UCSF Distinction in Teaching Award

March 08, 2021

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, has been awarded the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF 5 or fewer years.

Penn is Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, at UCSF and is an Attending Nurse Practitioner at the San Francisco Veterans Administration.

“I’m deeply humbled to have been selected by my peers and students for this award. It is a testament to all the people that so generously helped to teach me over the years,” Penn said. “One of the great treasures of our profession is the way that so many people freely offer their knowledge to others. I have certainly been the beneficiary of this generosity.”

“I also credit my students, who have taught me at least as much as I have taught them,” he added. “I hope I have inspired them to continue this generosity of spirit throughout their careers.”

He writes a blog for the Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network. He also serves on the Steering Committees for Elevate by Psych Congress and the Sana Symposium.

Winners of the UCSF Academic Senate’s annual Distinction in Teaching and Distinction in Mentoring Awards are selected by committees comprised of faculty and students from the 4 schools in UCSF.

—Terri Airov

Announcing the 2021 Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awardees. University of California San Francisco Listserv. February 24, 2021.

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