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6 December 1999

Howard Pinderhughes wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Howard Pinderhughes, assistant professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Nursing, was selected as a winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards for the year 2000 for his extraordinary efforts to promote diversity at UCSF. He was honored on January 18, 2000 during the campus' weeklong celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

For more than three years, Pinderhughes has led the Faculty Mentor Group in its efforts to enhance diversity in the School of Nursing. He has used his course "Race and Class Factors in Health Care Delivery" as a vehicle for encouraging campus dialogue on affirmative action. He has testified before President Clinton's Advisory Panel on Race. His research is dedicated to understanding and preventing youth violence, and his project at Mission High School - called "People Respecting Other People" - has been cited as a model program by the President's panel.



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