Carole E. Goldberg Awards

The Carole E. Goldberg Award was created in 2015 to recognize the extraordinary service by an emeritus/emerita professor to the academic enterprise after retirement. The award honors outstanding service in professional, University, Academic Senate, emeriti, departmental, editorial posts or committees.

Past Carole E. Goldberg Awardees

Ulrich Batzdorf, M.D., has served UCLA for more than 50 years and has been an important figure in neurosurgery both locally and nationally. He has been a leader at UCLA in education in neurosurgery and a moral compass for his department and his colleagues. Since his retirement in 1998 he has not diminished his efforts. He attends conferences, assists in the operating room, gives lectures and is an important mentor for residents. His voice and opinions are widely respected. He is the department ombudsperson and is trusted to settle issues fairly and thoughtfully. He serves on the medical center’s Value Analysis Committee, the Professional Services Compliance Committee and the Sherman Mellinkoff Faculty Award Selection Committee and was one of the earliest recipients of that award. His receipt of the Goldberg Emeriti Service Award honors him and his dedication to us all.

Elizabeth Neufeld, Ph.D., is a world-renowned biochemist and geneticist who has done truly ground breaking work in understanding and treating lysosomal storage disorders and who led the UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry with vision and effectiveness. Since her retirement in 2009, she has been a dynamic assistant dean for academic affairs in the David Geffen School of Medicine. She reads each of the many hundreds of dossiers that require actions yearly, learns the science, assesses the candidates, and provides thoughtful and caring feedback to each as well as effective advocacy in the academic advancement process. The Goldberg Emeriti Service award is but one more honor in a long list of recognitions that this remarkable scientist and university citizen has received.