Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

As this year ends, I express my heartfelt appreciation for the great work you have done at UCSF on behalf of our students, patients, their families, and community.

This year, thanks to your contributions and support, we accomplished a great deal, as told in UCSF’s year-in-review story. Each feat is a testament to the vision, determination, collaborative spirit, and compassion in our community.

Without a doubt, this has been a year of extreme global challenges. I am proud that our community continues to show that we are resilient, united in our mission to advance health worldwide. I am equally proud that each and every day we aspire to embody our values of professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence.

As we usher in a new year, take time to appreciate the strength of our diversity and continue to take actions to ensure that every member of our community feels welcome, included, and supported.

Finally, I encourage you in 2018 to help us solve the most intractable problems in health and human biology as an ambassador for UCSF: The Campaign. Our grand challenges – Decoding Life to Improve Health, Leveraging Discovery to Revolutionize Care, and Partnering to Achieve Health Equity – encompass our collective priorities, define us as a community, and call us to action.

Let us look to the future and move forward together.

I wish you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season and a happy new year.

Sincerely,

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