Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

As we reflect on our accomplishments of 2016, I thank you for your contributions to making UC San Francisco a beacon of healing and hope.

We all play a part and can take pride in our mission of advancing health worldwide – whether treating patients, uncovering new scientific knowledge, teaching future life sciences leaders or doing the important work that supports these efforts. UCSF is the leading university it is today because of your dedication and drive.

I invite you to read about some of the highlights of 2016 in UCSF’s Year in Review, which includes an interactive timeline of our milestones. View the stories here: http://tiny.ucsf.edu/yearinreview2016

Looking forward to 2017, we have many opportunities ahead to work together and start afresh with renewed energy, creativity and unity.

Our diverse community of more than 24,000 faculty and staff and 4,800 students and trainees is our greatest strength. I challenge each one of us to harness the power of our differences and live our PRIDE values of professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence to further enhance our community and to ensure UCSF’s continued success.

Together, with our friends, alumni, benefactors and partners all over the world who propel us forward, we are redefining what’s possible.

My best wishes to you for a happy and healthy new year.

Sincerely,

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