Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that UC President Janet Napolitano has approved the appointment of Dan Lowenstein, MD, as the next executive vice chancellor and provost at UCSF.

Dan will collaborate with other members of my leadership team and me to develop and implement campus priorities across our mission areas of research, education, and patient care.

An internationally renowned UCSF physician-scientist specializing in epilepsy research and an award-winning medical educator, Dan is a champion on issues related to cultural diversity and civil rights. He exemplifies excellence in all aspects of our mission and has a deep commitment to our community and its success. His principles align closely with those of UCSF, and I am very glad to have him join me in leading this great University.

Dan succeeds Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhD, who has done a superb job of guiding and setting priorities within the research and academic enterprise, including developing a visionary precision medicine platform. Jeff has made significant contributions toward the advancement of a broad and innovative approach to advance the translation of UCSF discoveries into public benefit, and I am deeply grateful to him for his leadership.

You can read more about this appointment at: http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2015/01/122921/driven-science-humanism-and-service-dan-lowenstein-joins-ucsf-leadership-team. Please join me in congratulating Dan in his new role.

Sincerely,
Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Chancellor
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor