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Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award Recipient 2022-23

UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel


TO: Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Faculty, Emeriti Faculty, and Administrators

2022 - 2023 Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award

Recipient Named


The Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award, established in 2015, recognizes UCLA emeriti for exemplary service by an emeritus/emerita professor to the academic enterprise after retirement. The award honors outstanding service in professional, University, Academic Senate, emeriti, departmental or editorial posts, or committees.

UCLA Professor Emeritus Robert Morris has been selected to receive the 2022 – 2023 Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award, which includes a prize of $1,000. 

Robert Morris, M.D., Professor Emeritus in the Mattel Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, retired in 2011 following a distinguished career devoted to the development and wellbeing of adolescent youth caught in the judicial system both locally and nationally. In that role, he has been and continues to be a powerful champion of LGBTQ youth and more generally of diversity, equity and inclusion inside as well as outside the University. Since his retirement he has served continuously on the Pediatric Department’s Diversity Committee (JEDI) and has worked tirelessly to promote diversity within the Department and Geffen School, especially in the residency program. He has been an effective mentor to many residents and continues to lecture and teach about the problems facing incarcerated youth. Locally, Dr. Morris has generously given his time to serve on the boards of the Community Outreach for Prevention and Education (COPE) and the Wesley Heath Centers (JWCH), where he has used his expertise to further the health outcomes and mental wellbeing of incarcerated young people. Nationally, he has continued service on the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). He has been active professionally in the American Pediatric Society, the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the Los Angeles Pediatric Society, and frequently lectures and teaches about adolescent health issues. Besides his distinguished service, Professor Emeritus Morris has continued to publish on the issues of diversity, adolescent mental health, and the welfare of incarcerated youth. The breadth of Professor Emeritus Morris’s service and publications demonstrate his continued commitment to the people and principles he has served throughout his long professional career. 
Please join me in wishing Professor Emeritus Morris a well-deserved congratulations for outstanding service to UCLA since retirement and for serving as a powerful example of intellectual and professional achievement.



Michael S. Levine
Chair, Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award Selection Committee
Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel