Peder Larson, PhD is the 2021 Faculty Recipient of UCSF Chancellor Award for Disability Service

Chancellor Awards for Diversity at UC San Francisco recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals who demonstrate a strong dedication to diversity. According to the Office of Diversity and Outreach, individuals recognized are leaders and pioneers in their respective fields and to the communities in which they serve. The 2021 awards also highlight those whose contributions are aligned with UCSF’s Anti-racism Initiative. UCSF Radiology is pleased to announce that Peder Larson, PhD is the 2021 faculty recipient of Chancellor Award for Disability Service. Dr. Larson is an associate professor in residence and a principal investigator at UCSF Radiology. He received his award virtually on October 28, 2022.

“I see the scientific work and the advocacy work as really one and the same. If I am doing a good job advocating for all mentees, that is going to go hand in hand with doing a better job in our research projects,” says Dr. Larson, who was nominated by the students he mentors. “I’m extremely honored to be receiving this Chancellor Award for Disability Service.” Watch Dr. Larson’s award video below.

“I think it’s incredibly important for teachers, investigators and mentors to create an environment that’s supportive of people with disabilities because they have so much to offer. I’ve worked very hard over the years to build up an environment where there are opportunities for a diverse group of trainees where everyone feels like they are a contributor,” says Dr. Larson.

Individuals are nominated based on their outstanding commitment and service in furthering the goal of enhancing accessibility of the physical, social, educational, clinical, administrative and virtual environment while promoting accommodation and full inclusion of people with disabilities within the UCSF community, beyond the scope of their job, area of research, or training.

Congratulations to Dr. Larson and all 2021 awardees

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