October 15, 2014
Appointment of Associate Vice Chancellor -- Clinical and Translational Research
I am pleased to announce that Jennifer R. Grandis, MD, has accepted the position of Associate Vice Chancellor—Clinical and Translational Research (AVC-CTR). Dr. Grandis will begin service in her new post in January 2015 while also holding a faculty appointment as Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
October 6, 2014
National Medal of Science: Bruce Alberts, PhD
I am delighted to share the news that Bruce Alberts, PhD, a longtime and highly regarded member of the UCSF faculty, has been named by President Barack Obama as one of nine scientists to be awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest U.S. honor for scientific achievement. Bruce will be honored with his fellow recipients at a White House Ceremony later this year.
Currently the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, Bruce joined UCSF in 1976. His 50-year career has been one of the most illustrious in modern biology. Renowned for his fundamental discoveries on how DNA is replicated before cells divide, he has been equally lauded as a tireless advocate for science and education.
September 30, 2014
Associate Vice Chancellor-Research Infrastructure and Operations
I am delighted to report that the search for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) – Research Infrastructure and Operations has been completed and that Brian E. Smith, MBA, JD has accepted the position, commencing October 1.
September 12, 2014
Announcing Interim Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and the launch of the search for the next Dean
I write to inform you that Bruce Wintroub, MD, has agreed to serve as interim dean of the School of Medicine, effective September 15, while we embark on the search for my successor. Dr. Wintroub, a distinguished dermatologist, has served UCSF for 32 years. Most recently he has served as Vice Dean – School of Medicine since 2004 as well as Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology since 1985.