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UC San Diego Recognizes Contributions to Campus Integrity

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left to right: Karyn Speidel, Marianne Generales, April Cha. Back row, left to right: Robert Snellman Jr., Aaron Drews, Camille Nebeker (Not pictured: Robina Shaheen and Jamie Schiffer)  Photo by Kevin Walsh

On April 13, eight members of the University of California San Diego community were recognized for their substantial contributions to academic and research integrity on campus. The 6th Annual Integrity Award Ceremony was hosted by UC San Diego’s Academic Integrity Peer Educators, in conjunction with the Academic Integrity Office and Research Ethics Program.

“Ethics and integrity are core principles of UC San Diego,” said Tricia Bertram Gallant, director of the Academic Integrity Office. “It is a great pleasure to organize an event that allows the university to publicly recognize those community members whose work serves to ensure that ethics and integrity are at the center of teaching and learning excellence.”

Mike Kalichman, director of the campus Research Ethics Program, added, “Awards for research integrity help us proactively focus on encouraging integrity.”

The Academic Integrity Peer Educators and the Academic Integrity Office launched the first annual awards ceremony in 2011 to honor those who uphold integrity in inspiring ways. In 2015, the ceremony was expanded to include the Research Ethics Program and Research Integrity Awards. Award winners are selected to recognize contributions to integrity that are above and beyond what is normally expected of all members of our community. These rewards are a reminder that UC San Diego seeks to uphold the six pillars of integrity—responsibility, honesty, fairness, respect, trustworthiness and courage—in everything that it does.

Winners of this year’s UC San Diego Integrity Awards are:

  • Academic Integrity Ally Award
    April Cha, Educational Technology Services
  • Academic Integrity Faculty Award
    Aaron Drews, NanoEngineering
  • Academic Integrity Student Award
    Karyn Speidel, Public Health, Marshall College
  • Academic Integrity Instructional Assistant Award
    Robert Snellman, Jr., Mathematics, Graduate Division
  • Research Integrity Ally Award
    Marianne Generales, Research Affairs
    Robina Shaheen, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Research Integrity Faculty Award
    Camille Nebeker, Family Medicine and Public Health
  • Research Integrity Student Award
    Jamie Schiffer, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate Division

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