Anna Ratzliff receives Life Long Learning Award

Department news | April 30, 2019

Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, has received the Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award, the highest recognition for UW faculty who make significant contributions to lifelong learning at the UW. The annual UW Lifelong Learning Award honors full- and part-time University of Washington faculty who have designed and/or taught courses, seminars or workshops aimed at non-matriculated working adults and other nontraditional students, and who have received excellent teaching evaluations for that work.

Dr. Ratzliff is a professor in our department, the new director of our Psychiatry Residency Program, and a highly experienced and dedicated educator. She has been instrumental in starting and leading a state-funded Integrated Care Training Program, a year-long Community-Based Integrated Care Fellowship for psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners s seeking additional training in integrated care, the UW Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference (UW PACC) series that connects community providers with UW Medicine psychiatrists and addictions experts, and All Patients Safe, a practical and engaging suicide prevention training for healthcare professionals.

“In classroom and individual interactions, she brings a lightness, excitement and authentic energy that are delightful to experience,” says a former student in the Community-Based Integrated Care Fellowship. “She shares generously of herself, both through undivided one-on-one attention and through her dynamic teaching presence. Her desire to spark change is energizing and inspiring-she has given me new direction for my personal practice and new hope for improvement in mental health care locally and nationally.”