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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.

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.

March 1, 2010
Administrative
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

I invite nominations for the 2010 Chancellor's Award for Public Service. This award recognizes members of the campus community who have demonstrated outstanding public service beyond the scope of their normal job duties, research, or training.

March 1, 2010
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that, following a national search, Mr. John Plotts has accepted the position of senior vice chancellor—finance and administration subject to approval by The Regents. Mr. Plotts, who currently serves as assistant vice president of financial management at UCOP, has extensive financial and operational experience, in addition to an in depth knowledge of the University of California system, which make him extremely well suited for the UCSF senior vice chancellor position.

March 1, 2010
Community

Dear Colleagues:

We had many successes to celebrate in 2009 and have much to look forward to in 2010. Please take a few minutes to read my first update of the year at http://chancellor.ucsf.edu/Update2010.pdf.

March 1, 2010
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D., has accepted the position of executive vice chancellor and provost effective upon approval by The Regents. In this role, he will serve as UCSF’s chief academic officer, guiding the research and academic enterprise, working in close collaboration with me and the leadership team to advance the campus priorities, and overseeing the campus ethics and compliance enterprise.

March 1, 2010
Administrative
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

I write to request nominations for the Chancellor’s Award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and/or Transgender (GLBT) Leadership. This award recognizes contributions to the advancement of the GLBT communities at UCSF.

February 28, 2010
Administrative
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

I write to request nominations for the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. Each year three individuals—one academic, one staff, and one student/resident/postdoctoral scholar—may be selected to receive this award in recognition of extraordinary leadership and inspiration in furthering the goal of achieving greater cultural and ethnic diversity within the UCSF community.

February 28, 2010
Community

Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

Please join me at a Town Hall meeting on Monday, October 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. in Cole Hall on Parnassus. I will share my thoughts on the future of UCSF, what you can expect from me as we move forward, and how each of you can help in shaping our campus.

February 28, 2010
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

Please join me in congratulating five faculty at UCSF on their election to the prestigious Institute of Medicine: Deborah Grady, M.D., M.P.H.; Lawrence W. Green, Dr.P.H.; Michael R. Harrison, M.D.; Sam Hawgood, M.B.B.S.; and Roger Nicoll,M.D. For more information regarding this momentous occasion go to: http://news.ucsf.edu/releases/five-ucsf-scientists-named-to-institute-of-medicine/

February 28, 2010
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted to announce that UCSF molecular biologist, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., today was named to receive the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  Blackburn shares the award with Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Jack W. Szostak of Harvard Medical School. Blackburn and her fellow awardees are honored for their discovery of telomerase, an enzyme that plays a key role in normal cell function, as well as in cell aging and most cancers.

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