Two faculty members honored by county for COVID-19 work

YVONNE MALDONADO, professor of pediatrics and of epidemiology and population health, and STEVEN ADELSHEIM, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, were awarded supervisor’s medals by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian for advancing the well-being of county residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steven Adelsheim and Yvonne Maldonado
Steven Adelsheim and Yvonne Maldonado

They showed admirable resilience and offered others inspiration during a difficult year, Simitian said during an online awards ceremony.

“These folks, by virtue of the way they’ve gone about doing their work, lending their assistance, have inspired all of us to say, ‘We can, and have to, do more,’” Simitian said.

Adelsheim was honored for founding an early intervention mental health program for young people. The program, called allcove, is tentatively scheduled to begin offering services in San Jose and Palo Alto in the spring.

Maldonado’s award recognized her work to explain COVID-19 to everyone. An infectious disease expert, she has given hundreds of media interviews about the pandemic.

Read more on the School of Medicine website.