Celebrate the best of us

It's a win-win.

Offering positive recognition is a simple but transformative act

And the research agrees.

Studies have shown that feelings of gratitude activate areas of the brain correlated with moral cognition, rewards and positive emotion. For both the receiver and the sharer, benefits can include:

  • happier, more motivated brain.
  • boost in performance, engagement and well-being;
  • And a stronger connection to your colleagues.

In other words, the more we engage in it, the more we gain from it.

Take a moment to recognize someone

We all know those people who go above and beyond – who see a challenge as an opportunity, who remain kind and collaborative in the face of conflict, who exemplify the Cultural North Star in their work, actions and interactions. So take a moment to recognize them! As an added bonus: You and the recipient will also be automatically entered into a Cultural North Star drawing!

Fill Out A Card

Recognize Your Colleagues

Prefer a physical card? 

Grab a print copy at one of the four locations listed below or email culturalnorthstar@mednet.ucla.edu to request a set for your department.

Recognition Card Locations

Grab a physical recognition card:

  • Geffen Hall, level B, outside Revive Cafe
  • Geffen Hall, level 2, Marion and Bob Wilson Student Lounge
  • Geffen Hall, level 4, suite 401K
  • Center for Health Sciences, floor 1, outside Founder’s Room

Cultural North Star Award

The Cultural Star Award recognizes members of our community who have gone above and beyond to exemplify and champion our Cultural North Star values in their work, actions, or interactions. Honor the contributions of the diverse voices that come to DGSOM each day to make an impact and nominate a team today!

CNS Award

Cultural North Star Awards