Marianne McKennett, Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine Excellence in Community Service

Marianne McKennett
Dr. Marianne McKennett, an Academic Community Director at the School of Medicine, recently received the prestigious Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award for her excellence in community service. Below is the full description of the award from the UCSD News website.

Marianne McKennett has spent two decades developing and directing programs to support underserved populations, most notably the Scripps Chula Vista Family Medicine Residency Program, which was established to serve low-income populations in

Southern San Diego. Her programs focus on attracting and maintaining medical students from underrepresented groups and include high school mentorships designed to encourage local youth to pursue careers in healthcare. Her impact is felt at all levels, and students frequently praise her level of engagement throughout their careers, from pre-enrollment to graduation.

"Dr. McKennett is an extraordinary teacher, role model, physician, program developer and community servant," said Dr. Gene Kallenberg, chief of the Division of Family Medicine in the department of family and preventive medicine. "Though she is most humble about her work, she is one of our top faculty and we are extremely proud of her and her accomplishments."