2018 Distinguished Teaching Award Video

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Teacher-Scholar Professor Zhao Li explains her teaching philosophy in a short video recorded as part of the recognition by the UCLA Academic Senate.

The 2018 Distinguished Teaching Awards were announced earlier this year and the recipients were recognized at the 2018 Andrea L. Rich Night to Honor Teaching at the Chancellor’s residence on Oct. 25.  

As part of the recognition, each recipient was gave a short video interview.  Li’s interview can be viewed here.

Excerpt from UCLA Newsroom (by Sidney Kantono):

UCLA’s top teachers recognized at ceremony at Chancellor’s residence

Recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Awards were honored by the Academic Senate

The recipients of UCLA’s highest honor for teaching, the Distinguished Teaching Awards, were honored by the UCLA Academic Senate at the Andrea L. Rich Night to Honor Teaching awards ceremony at the Chancellor’s residence on Oct. 25. The winners were selected in three categories: senate faculty members, non-senate faculty members and teaching assistants.

Recipients of the award are chosen from nominations by colleagues and leaders across campus, recommendations by students and their involvement in community outreach, along with many other criteria.

The senate faculty awardees were professors Vilma Ortiz, Christopher Kelty, Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, David MacFadyen, Sarah Abrevaya Stein and Casey Reas.

The non-senate faculty awardees were lecturers Zhao Li, Dana Cairns Watson and Karen Cunningham.

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Zhao Li is a lecturer in the chemistry and biochemistry department. Her current research is on early cancer detection and targeted therapy by magnetic resonance molecular imaging. She received the Women in Molecular Imaging Network Scholar Award from the World Molecular Imaging Society in 2018.