November 24, 2015
Announcing Vice Chancellor – Science Policy and Strategy
I am writing to share some exciting news about a new position that has been established at UCSF, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy. We are currently the #1 public recipient of NIH funding, having a distinct reputation for innovation and discovery. However, as we all know, the funding environment for science and research, as well as general public opinion, can be tenuous and volatile. To sustain and advance our mission, demonstrating proactive leadership in setting and influencing science strategy and public policy will be essential in the immediate and near future. This new position has been created to help UCSF do this.
November 18, 2015
Announcement: Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, to lead Salk Institute
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.