Meet Sam Hawgood
A renowned neonatologist, scientist and educator, Sam Hawgood has a career at UCSF that’s spanned more than 30 years, taking the helm of the University in 2014.
Rallying to Vaccinate
Chancellor Hawgood volunteered as a vaccine runner to better understand UCSF's massive rollout effort to immunize thousands of employees, learners, and patients.
Driving UCSF’s Mission
Chancellor awards recognize individuals who work tirelessly to advance our core mission areas, while demonstrating a strong dedication to community and diversity.

“UCSF is a destination for diverse ideas, an engine of unparalleled innovation, and a fertile ground for scientific discoveries that are illuminating the mysteries of life.

As Chancellor, I've vowed to champion this special, collaborative culture and empower our people to advance health worldwide.”

— Sam Hawgood, MBBS                 

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Chancellor Sam Hawgood

2021 Founders Day Awards Celebrate Commitment to Public, University Service

Fifteen faculty, staff and students were honored for their public service, excellence in nursing and exceptional service to UC San Francisco at this year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards event.

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Living Therapeutics Initiative Will Accelerate Development and Delivery of Revolutionary Treatments

UCSF is launching a new initiative to propel the development of living therapeutics – a category of treatments broadly defined as human and microbial living cells that are selected, modified, or engineered to treat or cure disease – and bring them quickly to patients. 

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160,000 Donors. 280,000 Gifts to UCSF.

In October 2020, Chancellor Sam Hawgood reported the successful close of UCSF: The Campaign. “Our donors helped fortify UCSF’s future by investing in our people, ensuring the work we all do each day will continue to advance human health in the Bay Area, in our nation, and around the world."

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