Campus Messages

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

UCSF Leadership – Ethics and Compliance, Research

Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

I am pleased to announce that Brian Smith has accepted the appointment of UCSF Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO) and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor – Research (SAVCR).

Brian has been at the helm of the Office of Ethics and Compliance in an interim capacity since 2017 while also serving as Associate Vice Chancellor – Research. As CECO, Brian will continue to report directly to me, as well as to Alexander Bustamante, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer in the Office of the President. As SAVCR, he will continue to report directly to Vice Chancellor – Research Lindsey Criswell.

The CECO is a critical role for UCSF, providing direction and oversight for the UCSF Ethics and Compliance Program. In this capacity, Brian is responsible for overseeing and implementing key compliance programs that ensure that UCSF fulfills its missions of high-quality research, clinical care, and teaching while preventing fraud, abuse, and waste. He will continue to reach out to leaders across UCSF to assess needs, risks, and issues toward developing sustainable and strategic solutions associated with the challenging and complex nature of regulatory compliance.

As SAVCR, Brian is responsible for management and oversight of multiple infrastructure components of the research enterprise, and he also collaborates closely with faculty leaders and UCSF Health. The SAVCR oversees the operation of the following research support services units: Environment, Health and Safety; Human Research Protection Program; Institutional Animal Care and Use Program; and Laboratory Animal Resource Center.

The CECO and SAVCR is a key leader who is crucial to helping UCSF achieve its enterprise-wide strategic goals and objectives. Brian’s interim leadership and extensive experience make him ideal for this important UCSF position that is strategically and operationally important to the governance of the university. Read more on UCSF.edu.

I am glad that Brian will remain a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet and look forward to his continued excellence.

Sincerely,

Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Chancellor
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor