• March 17, 2011

    Call for nominations: 2011 Chancellor's Award for GLBT Leadership

    Dear Colleagues:

    I write to request nominations for the Chancellor’s Award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and/or Transgender (GLBT) Leadership. This award recognizes contributions to the advancement of the GLBT communities at UCSF. The nomination form, award criteria, and a list of prior recipients are available online. Three individuals—one faculty/academic, one staff, and one student/resident/postdoctoral scholar—will be selected to receive this award at a special ceremony on Monday, June 13, 2011. Individuals who meet one or more of the award criteria—whether or not they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender—are eligible to be nominated.

  • March 15, 2011


    Like many of you, I was greatly saddened to hear the news of the earthquake that struck Japan’s coast, triggering a tsunami that devastated northern parts of the country and put a related warning in effect for much of the Pacific. The subsequent nuclear power plant explosions have compounded this crisis, making it the worst natural disaster the country has seen in its recorded history.

  • January 3, 2011

    Announcement: Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach

    I am delighted to announce that Renee Navarro, MD, PharmD, will become UCSF’s first Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Outreach. Diversity and inclusion are values strongly held by the UCSF community. One of my top priorities as Chancellor is ensuring that we have not only a diverse workforce and student body but also a welcoming campus climate in which everyone has the opportunity to excel.

  • January 3, 2011

    Season's Greetings from Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann

    As we near the end of 2010, I would like to share with you, through a new video, some thoughts about our progress over the past year and also highlight a few of our many accomplishments. The video can be accessed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQkE_2PNtk4