• November 18, 2015

    Announcement: Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, to lead Salk Institute

    Dear Colleagues:

    I wanted to share some exciting news with you regarding Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. After 25 years at UCSF, Liz will be leaving to become president of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, effective January 1, 2016.

    A wonderful colleague, collaborator, mentor, and friend to many, Liz has exemplified the values of UCSF, including inquisitiveness and a spirit of collaboration—reaching out to basic researchers and clinical researchers in different disciplines across our university and beyond. A role model for many, she has fostered the training and careers of countless students and postdoctoral scholars.

  • November 5, 2015

    Tragedy at UC Merced

    Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

    We are saddened by the stabbing incident that occurred on the UC Merced campus yesterday morning. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families, as well as the entire UC Merced community. Fortunately, all four victims are expected to recover.

    These tragic events serve to remind us about the important role we all have in protecting the safety and security of our community.

    We can fulfill this role in two ways:

  • November 2, 2015

    Mandatory training: Cyber Security Awareness

    Dear Colleagues: As part of the University’s efforts to address the increasing number of threats to the security of our information systems and data, the University of California Office of the President is rolling out a security awareness training program for all UC faculty, staff, and students.

  • October 15, 2015

    Career Tracks Implementation at UCSF

    Dear Colleagues:

    As part of a UC System-wide effort to attract and retain top talent for staff positions, UCSF is launching an effort to transition non-represented employees into new Career Tracks job titles. The Career Tracks job structure has four goals:

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