PTBi researchers and team members win prestigious awards

Molly Altman

Molly R. Altman, CNM, PhD, MPH , Monica R. McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, Talita Oseguera, CNM, MSN, Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RN, Linda Franck, PhD, RN

PTBi Researchers and Collaborators

Best Research Article of the Year Award
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health | Learn more
For Listening to Women: Recommendations from Women of Color to Improve Experiences in Pregnancy and Birth Care
Pictured: Dr. Altman

Solaire Spellen

Solaire Spellen, MPH | PTBi Associate Director

Honoring Emerging Activists in Women's Health Care Award
National Women's Health Network

Every year, the National Women's Health Network hosts events that range from honoring extraordinary women in the world of women's health, to bringing awareness to current issues and their impact on women's health.

Award will be given June 9th | More info

Elze Rackaityte

Elze Rackaityte, PhD | 
PTBi Post Doctoral Research Fellow

2021 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring
UCSF Graduate Division | Learn more

Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Nominated by Amy Lyden (PhD student, Bioengineering)

"In collaboration with Mayor London Breed’s office and their 'Opportunities for All' program, Elze has developed a two-pronged summer internship program that provides for embedded research internships for several high school students with close graduate student and faculty mentorship, as well as a virtual tour program to permit larger numbers of students to visit and experience microbiome research at UCSF. Given that many of these young students have experienced trauma, Elze has set up a training program for graduate students and faculty mentors involved in the summer program to build skills that permit them to view and mentor through the lens of disadvantage."