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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 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
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.

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
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
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.

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