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Edward A Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipients 2022-23

UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

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

2022 – 2023 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Recipients Named

The Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award is funded from a gift endowment established by the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California, to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and service performed by an Emeritus or Emerita Professor since retirement.

Three UCLA emeriti professors have been selected to receive the 2022 – 2023 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award, which includes a prize of $5,000: Distinguished Research Professor Yvonne J. Bryson, Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita Carole E. Goldberg, and Distinguished Research Professor Sander Goldberg.

Yvonne J. Bryson, M.D., Distinguished Research Professor in Pediatrics, retired in 2019. Dr. Bryson, has been a long-time outstanding faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine. She joined UCLA as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in 1976. Prior to her retirement was the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She has continued to have significant research funding post retirement, with ongoing National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Specifically, since becoming an emerita, she helped lead the study of a relatively new medication in premature and term infants that may help block mother to child transmission of HIV. She was also Vice-Chair of a study of early treatment therapies for newborn infants and helped test new cutting-edge treatment strategies. She has also explored the impact of cutting-edge therapies (treatment for HIV beginning within days of birth and stem cell transplantation) in moving medicine closer to making cure of HIV infection a reality and disease-free survival with a normal lifespan possible for infected newborns. These translational studies alone show her impact during this period in the ongoing battle on behalf of the 2.7 million children living with HIV worldwide (2021 WHO estimate) and in the goal of eliminating the tens of thousands of new cases of HIV infection of infants that occur per every month throughout the world. This research has resulted in over 20 publications. Dr. Bryson continues to mentor both undergraduate medical school and postgraduates, presents lectures domestically and internationally, and to be a role model to faculty. Since retirement, Dr. Bryon has also led the revitalization of Women in Science and Doctors in Medicine (WISDOM). She has been effective in bringing solutions and discussions to engage all women in the department and beyond.

Carole E. Goldberg, J.D., Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita, and Distinguished Research Professor officially retired in 2018 from the UCLA School of Law after 40 years as an integral member of the law faculty. A widely respected scholar of federal Indian and tribal law, Carole has continued to make important contributions to the field in the years since her retirement, including continuing to serve as a Chief Justice, Justice and an Evidentiary Hearing Officer in several Native American Courts. Contributions also include two recent co-authored works, the second edition of Captured Justice: Native Nations and Public Law 280 (with Professor Emeritus Duane Champagne, first edition 2012, second edition, 2020), and A Coalition of Lineages: The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (with Professor Emeritus Duane Champagne, 2021.)  History Professor Emeritus, Stephen Aron, and now President and CEO of the Autry Museum, notes that “A Coalition of Lineages is a book that is informed by wide reading in historical and anthropological scholarship,” and that it “has emerged as a key text” for the curatorial team at the Autry as they seek to enhance their understanding of “Southern California Indians before the settlement of Los Angeles.” In addition, Carole has been instrumental in her post-retirement years in obtaining for the Law School, the receipt of significant gifts amounting to $19.625M from the Federal Indians of Graton Rancheria – to fund two endowed faculty chairs in Native American Law and to advance the study and practice of Native American law through student support for the Graton Scholars Program. Professor Goldberg has continued to work closely with Law faculty to support and advance the Tribal Legal Development Clinic and the Native Nations program. She served on several important campus-wide committees, such as the Chair of the UCLA Centennial Celebration Steering Committee and was also appointed to the UCLA Campus Honorary Naming Advisory Committee. Additionally, she served as a Special Assistant to the EVC/Provost (2018-2022), and currently she serves as a Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel to help mentor and onboard senior leaders across campus. Throughout her career, and in post-retirement, Carole has demonstrated a deep commitment to the university’s mission and the significance of her leadership has been invaluable.

Sander Goldberg, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor in Classics, retired in 2013 after 28 years at UCLA. Since retirement, Professor Goldberg has continued to publish scholarly articles, books, and reviews at a remarkable pace. He is considered one of the most important scholars working in the field of Early Republican Roman literature, and it is a field in which his voice has remained active and groundbreaking. He added contributions to his body of work on the Roman playwright Terence with books on Terence, Hecyra (The Mother-in-Law) (2013), Terence: Andria (2019) and Terence, Andria (The Woman from Andros) (2022), as well as a co-edited book on the “father of Roman poetry,” Ennius. The Fragments (with Gesine Manuwald, 2018). Professor Goldberg has also penned articles on topics as diverse as the Odyssey in opera, the future of antiquity, the language of early Latin epic, and Roman poets and scholars such as the satirist Lucilius and the ancient commentator Donatus. Notably, he has served as editor-in-chief of the Oxford Classical Dictionary (a massive reference work, and the premiere work of its kind in the field of Classics). During his editorship, the world-renowned reference transitioned from a print to an online resource. Professor Goldberg is a literary critic and editor who has tackled some of the most challenging Roman poets; he is also well-known for making early and decisive inroads in his field by combining literary analysis with digital humanities and archaeology in order to make celebrated breakthroughs as to the layout and function of the Roman theater. In addition to this scholarly output, he models an academic generosity that supports the work of emerging scholars in the field. And even after retirement, Sander has unflaggingly and repeatedly stepped in to help his department as a mentor, teacher, and advisor.

Please join me in wishing them all well-deserved congratulations for outstanding contributions to their respective fields since retirement and for serving as powerful examples of intellectual and professional achievement.



Michael S. Levine
Chair, Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Selection Committee

Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel