• June 1, 2017

    Update regarding NIH proposed limits on grants

    Dear Colleagues,

    Many in the UCSF community are aware that NIH has been seeking ways to assess the value of NIH grant support, and in particular wants to determine “whether it might be possible to fund more investigators with a fixed sum of money without hurting overall productivity.” [1, 2]

  • May 23, 2017

    2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are honored and very pleased to share the news that Ron Vale, PhD, professor and vice chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology in the UCSF School of Medicine, has been named to receive the 2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine.

    Dr. Vale shares the prize with Ian R. Gibbons, PhD, FRS, visiting researcher in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. The award recognizes the scientists’ discovery of microtubule-associated motor proteins, “the engines that drive nerve cell growth and chromosome inheritance essential to human development.”

  • May 1, 2017

    Results of 2017 Staff Engagement Survey

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am delighted to announce our 2017 UCSF-wide Staff Engagement Survey results. In February, I urged you to participate, and seventy percent of staff responded.

    We have achieved an overall UCSF grand mean of 3.93, based on a five-point scale. This is an improvement of .07 points from the 2015 score and marks significant improvement since the first Gallup survey at UCSF in 2011. The steady progress can be seen below:

  • April 10, 2017

    Need Your Input: Please Complete Communications Survey by April 24

    Dear Colleagues:

    At UCSF, our mission of advancing health worldwide guides us. To help us deliver on this promise, we need a strong communications foundation.

    To that end, UCSF is conducting a survey of faculty and staff to better understand our current communications environment – what’s working well and where we can make improvements. Our goal is that you feel informed about UCSF and that our communications are as timely, targeted and transparent as possible.

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