Campus Messages

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

February 28, 2010

Dear Colleagues:

I want to acknowledge and thank Senior Vice Chancellor Bruce Spaulding, who is retiring from UCSF effective this December after nearly 22 years of exemplary service, for his many significant contributions to UCSF.

February 28, 2010

Dear Colleagues:

Following up on my commitment to communicate regularly, I want to briefly update you on a few important but diverse matters.

Revised Priorities

I asked for and was grateful to receive feedback in response to my presentation to the campus community on October 26th. What I learned from the feedback is that education should be a separate and visible priority. My top five priorities now are:

  • Patients/Health
  • Discovery
  • Education
  • People (management and diversity)
  • Business (efficiency and resources)

I look forward to providing periodic progress reports on each of these areas throughout the year.


Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Washington Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) Washington has accepted the position of Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at UCLA effective February 1, 2010, pending the approval of The UC Board of Regents. EVCP Washington’s outstanding leadership skills, drive to advance UCSF to the next level, and ability to engage members of the UCSF community is evidenced by the many significant initiatives that he has championed, including UCSF’s first strategic plan, the 10-point diversity plan, the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute, and quality of life on campus for faculty, staff and students. EVCP Washington’s contributions extend well beyond his administrative role. He has been actively engaged in the training of medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty at UCSF and is a national leader in assessing medical technologies, developing clinical practice...

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