Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

Call for Help After Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Dear UCSF Community,

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria early Monday morning has taken at least 3,500 lives and has left many thousands more injured and without shelter. While search and rescue efforts are underway, the scale of this massive disaster may not be known for days or even weeks. We do know that many people across the region need immediate assistance. They have been left homeless and face near-freezing temperatures.

Our thoughts are with those affected by the earthquake and those in our UCSF community who have family and friends in the region. If you have the means, I encourage you to help by donating to one of the organizations working to provide relief on the ground. They include:

As we have before, let’s work together as a community to ease the suffering of the survivors in this widespread disaster and contribute what we can to help those in greatest need.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor