August 25, 2017
A Commitment to Our Values
Dear Members of the UCSF Community,
Over the next several days, tens of thousands of people are expected to attend rallies and demonstrations in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. In the aftermath of Charlottesville, many of us are concerned about the unpredictable nature of these events and what might unfold.
As a public university, UCSF defends the constitutional right of free speech. However, we condemn any action that threatens or intimidates people based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability, age, or other characteristic.
August 23, 2017
California State Auditor Report about UC Contracting Practices
The California State Auditor yesterday released its audit findings on the University of California (UC) contracting practices. The review was conducted at the request of the state legislature.
UC President Janet Napolitano has expressed appreciation for the auditor’s recommendations, which recognized the strengths of UC’s contracting practices while also identifying areas for improvement. UCSF supports President Napolitano’s position and is fully committed to working with her office towards continuous improvement and establishment of effective best practices.
August 21, 2017
Dean, School of Nursing
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine L. Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, as our new dean for the UCSF School of Nursing and associate vice chancellor for nursing affairs, effective September 25, 2017.
Catherine has extensive leadership experience from serving as dean of the schools of nursing at both Duke University and Yale University. Her background is in psychiatric and primary care, and her research focus is examining the impact of behavior on the recognition and management of illness.
August 17, 2017
Jeffrey Pearl, MD, and Art Ablin, MD
Dear Members of the UCSF Community, We are writing to pay tribute to two of our most highly regarded faculty members, Drs. Jeffrey Pearl and Art Ablin, who passed away in recent days.