Dear Colleagues:

August marks the one-year anniversary of my start as chancellor of UCSF.

This is a great opportunity for me to update the UCSF community about recent news and to highlight some of the accomplishments of the past year through a new video, which we posted today.

The last 12 months have been a time of opportunity, learning and advancement for UCSF. And while we have also had challenges, UCSF is greeting the upcoming academic year from a position of strength – the collective strength that is derived from the passion and unwavering commitment of our faculty, students and staff, as well as our extended family of donors, alumni, patients and supporters.

I want to thank the entire UCSF community for doing their part to fulfill the UCSF mission and for being so supportive of me during my first year as chancellor. Your encouragement, ideas, commitment and dedication inspire me every day. Here’s to a terrific upcoming academic year.


Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH