• July 21, 2011

    Budget: Governor's May Revise

    Governor Brown yesterday released his May budget revision, which serves as a mid-year update to his January budget proposal and is based on the state’s actual revenue to date. Although his update contained a glimmer of good news – state revenue is more than $6 billion above January’s projections – the future of the state’s budget remains uncertain.

  • May 12, 2011

    Announcement: Executive Director, Global Health Sciences

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jaime Sepúlveda, MD, MPH, DrSc, as Executive Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences. Dr. Sepúlveda is a world-renowned leader in public health, with extensive international experience and a record of tackling enormous public health issues with a measurable impact.

  • 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.