- [Nicole] The work with women and children
and the advancement of women
is such a core piece of my career.
I'm interested in leveling the playing field
for all groups and unfortunately,
gender is one of the things
that predicts which group you're in
and the advantages you have or don't have.
- [Matthew] The Chancellor's Award
for Diversity and Advancement of Women
is tremendously important to the University
in recognizing the critical role of advancing women
and advancing equity and diversity in our community.
I nominated Nicki Bush for this award because she embodies
the spirit of what this award is about.
There are a number of contributions that Nicki has made,
so within the Department of Psychiatry she's played
a critical role in our Diversity Committee,
which has a very broad scope to try to advance
the role of women within the department,
so we end up with the leadership
that looks like the patients that we serve
and the faculty in our department.
In addition, one of the most remarkable things about Nicki
is her generativity.
She's an extraordinary mentor
for young women pursuing careers in mental health.
And then, from a national perspective,
her research is to help advance the opportunities
for women and children,
regardless of their socioeconomic situation.
And that's an extraordinary combination
that makes an extraordinary contribution
to our entire community.
- [Nicole] I'm excited about the trajectory.
UCSF is an incredible place to work
and I want it to be a place where both genders
are at the table really contributing to the solutions.