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Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award Recipients 2021-22



Academic Personnel Office


To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Emeriti Faculty, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts

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 Emeriti Professor Harry Vinters has been selected to receive the 2021 – 2022 Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award, which includes a prize of $1,000


Harry Vinters , Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, retired in 2016. He is a nationally and internationally respected neuropathologist, with expertise in several neurodegenerative diseases including vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s and AIDS associated dementia. For the past three years, Dr. Vinters has been providing University service as an active member of the Committee on Privilege and Tenure. He continues to serve on the MSTP Admissions Committee and the IDP Neuroscience Committee in the School of Medicine. In his department, he agreed to serve as the Interim Neuropathology Service Chief (2020-2021) and chaired the search committee for the new Chief. Dr. Vinters has been continuing to provide academic/research mentorship to junior faculty members and has worked to help them get funding for their projects. He also advocated for the creation of two separate research core laboratories in Neuropathology to create a stronger, more effective Neuropathology Core Resource laboratory.

Dr. Vinters has won two major lifetime achievement awards, one from the American Association of Neuropathologists for Meritorious Contributions to Neuropathology (March 2017) and the Alfred Meyer Medal from the British Neuropathology Society (June 2017). He has contributed to his field by publishing over 25 articles since retirement and continues to be a sought-after speaker, nationally and internationally. Dr. Vinters is dedicated to mentoring junior colleagues, to advancing knowledge through research, to ensuring the highest quality clinical care for our UCLA patients and to providing service to UCLA, the Academic Senate, and his profession.


Please join me in wishing Distinguished Professor Emeritus Vinters a well-deserved congratulations for outstanding service to UCLA since retirement and for serving as a powerful example of intellectual and professional achievement.


Kathleen L. Komar
Interim Vice Provost
Academic Personnel