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Campus Messages

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

April 28, 2010
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to join the campus community in congratulating five of our faculty members on their recent election to the National Academy of Sciences:  Professor Robert Fletterick, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics; Professor Donald Ganem, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Medicine; Professor Ulrike Heberlein, Department of Anatomy; Professor and Chair Lewis Lanier, Cancer Research Institute and Department of Microbiology and Immunology; and Professor Zena Werb, Department of Anatomy.

April 14, 2010
Leadership
UC System

Dear UC colleagues:

I am pleased to inform you that the UC Regents earlier today confirmed my recommendation that Larry Pitts be appointed UC provost.

April 13, 2010
Community
Emergency
UC System

Dear Colleagues:

In response to a desire by faculty, staff and students on all ten UC campuses to find ways that our university can support the rebuilding of Haiti¸ a group of UC students has taken the initiative to organize a “UC Haiti” Summit.  As a UC system, we have much talent and expertise in many different fields needed to assist the Haitian people in the long process of rebuilding their earthquake-devastated country.  We are pleased to support our student’s efforts in coordinating this one-day Summit.

April 6, 2010
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

In November, I informed the campus community that Kathy Dracup had announced her intention to relinquish her administrative appointment as dean of the School of Nursing and return to the faculty. Since then, the members of the search committee have worked diligently to advance the search. For a list of the membership, see http://chancellor.ucsf.edu/committees/Adhoc/DeanNursing/contents.htm. Their activities have included selecting a professional recruitment firm through a competitive process, obtaining input on the qualities sought in the next dean through town halls and interviews, and combining the resulting information with their own insights to define the position requirements.

March 22, 2010
Community

Dear Colleagues:

I want to provide you with a quick update on the activities of the administrative and operating efficiencies work group. As I said in my February 17 message (http://today.ucsf.edu/stories/ucsf-2011-a-focus-on-operational-excellence/) to the campus, I formed this group because I want to focus on the size and budget of UCSF and want to be sure that every dollar we spend is in service of our mission—patients and health, discovery and education. I charged the group with looking at every aspect of our operations with the aim of ensuring that UCSF is excellent and that we have the talent and resources to be the best university in the world.

March 2, 2010
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) Washington is stepping down from his position to assume a new role at UCLA as Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences. Now that I am beginning the search for his permanent replacement, I write to invite applications and nominations. The job description, attached and located here: http://chancellor.ucsf.edu/EVCP.pdf, outlines the general scope of the role.

March 1, 2010
Community

Dear Colleagues:
As the year draws to a close, I wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday season. I look forward to shaping the future of UCSF with you and continuing to inspire excellence in the work we do each day.

March 1, 2010
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

As many of you may know, UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, is in Stockholm this week participating in a series of Nobel Foundation events leading up to today's official ceremony today, at which she was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with her co-recipients Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Jack W. Szostak of Harvard Medical School. UCSF's main website, ucsf.edu, has been posting updates on her activities in Stockholm, including the video of the Nobel lecture she gave on December 7. http://www.ucsf.edu/nobel/2009/blackburn/.  Today's Nobel ceremony video will be made available as "video on demand" early next week. I am honored to be in Stockholm with Dr. Blackburn, her husband John Sedat, PhD, also a UCSF professor, their son Benjamin and other family and friends. As a scientist, a colleague, a mentor and a woman in science, Dr. Blackburn represents those qualities that distinguish UCSF worldwide. She is an inspiration to me, and I imagine to you, the nation and the world. I offer Dr. Blackburn, The Morris Herzstein Endowed Chair in Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, our greatest congratulations on this day of her receipt of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

March 1, 2010
Honors and Awards
March 1, 2010
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

I am extremely pleased to inform you that Vice Provost Sally Marshall has agreed to serve as Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) effective January 1, 2010, subject to Regents' approval.

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