• July 17, 2015

    UCSF: Personal Responsibility for IT Security

    Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

    Recent cyber attacks in the news are striking closer to home. These incidents can be detrimental on both an institutional and individual level. They require continued diligence by everyone within the university. I need each of you to take immediate action to assist in further securing the IT assets and data that you use and create at UCSF.

    The following steps are mandatory and require your immediate action:

  • July 16, 2015

    2015 Staff Engagement Survey Results

    Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

    I am writing to share the outcome of the 2015 Staff Engagement Survey. UCSF’s overall score rose modestly from 3.81 to 3.86 points on a five-point scale, and over the four annual surveys completed since 2011, we have had an increase of .26. While this constitutes a meaningful increase and could indicate a higher sense of engagement, I encourage all of us to use this information as the impetus for further significant progress.

    We all have a role to play in this critical effort. Survey results show that units that work on action plans as a team have significantly higher engagement. Each of us can participate in important ways:

  • May 29, 2015

    UCSF Healthy Beverages Initiative

    Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

    This summer marks the launch of an important program here at UCSF in our effort to translate science into better health for our own community.

    Starting July 1, the campus and medical center will begin rolling out a Healthy Beverages Initiative across campus, starting at Mission Bay and culminating in October at Parnassus. Under the program, UCSF will sell a variety of zero-calorie waters, plain milk, coffee, tea, diet beverages and 100% pure fruit juice in our vending machines, coffee kiosks, cafeterias and eateries on our property and will eliminate sales of sugar-sweetened beverages.

  • May 26, 2015

    Appointment of Dean, School of Medicine

    Dear Colleagues:

    I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, as our new Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor – Medical Affairs, effective July 1.