BioQuick News has just learned that, on January 5, 2019, one of the publication’s Science & Medicine Advisors, San Francisco State University (SFSU) Professor of Biology and Former SFSU Dean of Biology Michael Goldman (see photo here and below), PhD, was recognized with two separate awards for his exemplary contributions to biotechnology programs in the California State University (CSU) system. Dr. Goldman was the sole recipient of the 2019 Andreoli Faculty Service Award, and he was also only the third recipient in the program’s long history of the CSUPERB Leadership Award, granted to him “in recognition of his dedication to and steady leadership of the CSUPERB community, ushering in an era of growth for the organization,” the selection committee wrote. CSUPERB is the CSU Program for Education & Research in Biotechnology (https://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/csuperb). Dr. Goldman has a long history with CSUPERB. Chosen to represent SFSU in the program’s Faculty Consensus Group in 2003, he was elected to the group’s Strategic Planning Council two years later and in 2010 became the chair, a position he held for eight years. He stepped down as chair in 2018, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to serve on the Strategic Planning Council. Asked what accomplishments he’s most proud of during his years leading the group, Dr. Goldman has a distinctly student-oriented focus. “We’ve been able to be pretty influential in pushing new ways of learning science such as active learning,” he said, as well as pushing an interdisciplinary focus by broadening representation in CSUPERB beyond biology and biochemistry departments.
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