• November 10, 2016

    After the Election: Strength in Our Unity and Diversity

    Dear Colleagues:

    The results of Tuesday’s election have been met with a range of emotions in our community.

    Over the last several days, we—along with the leadership team of the Differences Matter initiative and similar programs across the entire campus—have been hearing from immigrant (including DACA), Muslim, LGBT, and minority learners, as well as faculty, staff and patients. The common theme being expressed is that many people are feeling personally vulnerable because of the rhetoric voiced during the election season.

  • November 9, 2016

    An important message from President Napolitano and UC Chancellors about yesterday’s election results

    Dear Colleagues,

    Please see the message below from President Janet Napolitano, myself and the other Chancellors of the University of California regarding the Presidential election results. We are sharing this with the UCSF community on behalf of President Napolitano.

    Sam Hawgood, MBBS
    Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

    President Janet Napolitano and the Chancellors of the University of California today (November 9) issued the following statement:

  • October 4, 2016

    UCSF 2016 Economic and Fiscal Impact Report

    Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

    Today, UCSF released its 2016 economic and fiscal impact report, which highlights the myriad ways our university drives innovation, leads scientific and technological discovery, educates our next generation of health care providers, improves the health of patients and populations, and contributes to the economic vitality of our city and the nine-county Bay Area.

    Since our last study conducted in 2010, UCSF’s total economic output – the cumulative value of all our activities in employment, job creation, operations, construction and spending – has increased from $6.2 billion to $8.9 billion, representing a 24 percent increase in inflation-adjusted dollars.

  • September 21, 2016

    Chan Zuckerberg Medical Science Biohub

    Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

    I am pleased to share the exciting news that Priscilla Chan, MD, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, have committed $600 million to establish the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a venture designed to create synergy among the UCSF, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley research enterprises, with the goal of advancing discovery in the health sciences.

    An independent non-profit entity, Biohub will be based at 499 Illinois Street, adjacent to the UCSF Mission Bay campus, and will be co-directed by Joe DeRisi, PhD, UCSF professor and chair of biochemistry and biophysics, and Stanford’s Steve Quake, DPhil, professor of bioengineering and of applied physics.