Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

I am writing with an update regarding the progress of the campus-wide exercise that the UCSF community completed in late 2013 and early 2014 – the UCSF2025 online game and subsequent workshops. These efforts, to generate big ideas for the future of UCSF, engaged a diverse and large proportion of our community, and many of you have asked what the follow-up has been thus far. The following provides a status of the overall UCSF 2.0 initiative.

Our current aim is to define strategic priorities for the future of UCSF, focusing on the three-year timeframe of 2015-18. To accomplish this, we will build on efforts undertaken by the schools, departments, and health system. Since the 2011 strategic plan, a number of inclusive forums have helped set the foundation for major themes. The goal for this next phase is to build upon these efforts and advance the broader concepts that emerged from the UCSF 2.0 initiative into strategic directions and actionable priorities that can then help guide programmatic planning decisions at the school and department levels.

Workgroups composed of faculty, staff, and student representatives are currently being formed to develop specific objectives and identify potential initiatives for the following themes:

  • Transformative Partnerships to Advance Health
  • Culture for Innovation
  • Climate of Inclusion
  • Destination for Continual Learning
  • Bringing Precision to the Full Spectrum of Health

My leadership team and I are committed to advancing the work accomplished and recommendations made. I look forward to keeping the community apprised of our progress over the coming year.

Sincerely,

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