Campus Messages

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

A Message Regarding Ukraine

Dear UCSF Community,

The news overnight that Russia has invaded Ukraine is very upsetting. Many at UCSF and in the Bay Area community have loved ones who live in Europe, including in the region now marked by violence. Let us all hope for the safety and welfare of those in harm’s way, and provide comfort to anyone who needs it.

Witnessing what is unfolding in Eastern Europe is difficult, especially at a time when communities all over the world have been worn down by the pandemic. If you or someone you know needs support, I encourage you to seek the counseling and assistance of our UCSF resource teams:

In the coming days and weeks, let us pursue peace and look out for one another, with a focus on the most vulnerable among us. As too often happens, it is the disadvantaged who will face the most severe impacts, including economic disruptions that may soon follow. For everyone in our UCSF community, especially those who have family and friends in the region, I want you to know we are here to support you.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor