Lee selected to receive 2018 Krevans Award

By Nicholas Roznovsky

First-year psychiatry resident Jennifer Lee, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 PGY-1 Krevans Award in psychiatry by her peers and faculty members at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) for her outstanding clinical skills and dedication to serving vulnerable and underserved patients. She will receive her award at the annual ZSFG Medical Staff Dinner in June.

Lee is a native San Franciscan who grew up in the city's Richmond district. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, studying anthropology and completing an undergraduate thesis exploring the lived experiences of adolescent mothers in Durban, South Africa. After college, she spent two years as with AmeriCorps at Lifelong Medical Care in Oakland and as a health educator at the Women’s Community Clinic in San Francisco.

She attended medical school at UCLA, where she developed a passion for psychiatry while working with vulnerable and underserved populations in Los Angeles county hospitals. Lee's interests in psychiatry include mental health access for the homeless and marginally housed, reproductive psychiatry, and trauma and its consequences. She also has an interest in structural competency – thinking deeply about the systems that bring patients to our care – and integrating this framework into medical education.

The Krevans Award, named in honor of UCSF's fifth chancellor Julius R. Krevans, MD, is given annually to one intern in each specialty at ZSFG in recognition of "excellence in patient care, as exemplified by clinical competence, professional conduct, compassion for patients and outstanding interaction with all levels of staff, including peers."

Other recent recipients from Psychiatry include Pedro Duran, MD (2017); Brooke Rosen, MD (2016); and Brian Anderson, MD (2015).

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.