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

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
Administrative
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

I write to request nominations for the annual Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women. This award recognizes exceptional efforts towards the advancement of women at UCSF beyond the scope of an individual's job, area of research, or student training. The nomination form, award criteria, and a list of prior recipients are available online.

February 28, 2010
Administrative
Community
Leadership

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.

People

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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