February 2, 2015
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay - A Historic Moment
Yesterday, Sunday, February 1, was a very special moment in UCSF’s history. It also was an emotional one, as hundreds of physicians, nurses and other staff helped move 131 patients - many of them extremely ill – by ambulances from our Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses to their new rooms at the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, leaving behind units and spaces where countless stories of lives saved and lives changed were forged over the past several decades.
January 29, 2015
Appointment of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
I am very pleased to announce that UC President Janet Napolitano has approved the appointment of Dan Lowenstein, MD, as the next executive vice chancellor and provost at UCSF. Dan will collaborate with other members of my leadership team and me to develop and implement campus priorities across our mission areas of research, education, and patient care.
January 16, 2015
Life After the Die-In
Last month our medical students started a national movement called #whitecoats4blacklives in response to events in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. They were able to connect with students across the country to bring attention to issues of race in medicine and health care disparities among underserved populations. More than 80 schools and thousands of students, faculty, trainees, and staff participated in December’s white coat “die-in.”
January 15, 2015
UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences
We are excited to announce that we have successfully recruited Atul Butte, MD, PhD, a world-famous leader in medical technology. Atul will lead a new UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences. This institute will be key in mining the flow of health data to find effective cures faster and help fulfill the promise of precision medicine.