Campus Messages

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

November 21, 2014

Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

I am pleased to announce that UCSF’s 20-year Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) has been approved by the UC Board of Regents, following five years of planning and extensive consultation within UCSF and with our neighbors and civic leaders. The plan, along with the accompanying Environmental Impact Report, was approved at the Regents’ meeting on November 20th.

The LRDP is a comprehensive physical-land-use plan that provides a blueprint for the university’s growth in its academic, clinical and research programs through the year 2035. It reflects the extensive feedback that UCSF received throughout the planning process. Approval followed an almost five-month public comment period.

This planning effort was expertly led by Lori Yamauchi, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Planning, Kevin Beauchamp, Director of Physical Planning, and the other members of Lori’s campus planning team.

I also want to recognize the invaluable contributions of Barbara Bagot-Lopez, Director of Community Relations, and her team in engaging neighborhoods adjacent to our campus sites and in soliciting important community input.

Unlike the previous LRDP, which focused largely on expanding future growth to a major new campus site – and resulted in the development of the Mission Bay campus site – this plan seeks to consolidate, renovate and optimize existing space, while still allowing sufficient growth to accommodate our needs. Other chief objectives include enhancing environmental sustainability, minimizing facility costs, ensuring seismic safety, and developing our plan in the context of the city’s and our neighboring communities’ needs and concerns....

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November 2, 2014

Dear UCSF Community:

Every October the University of California joins the nation to recognize Mental Health Awareness. This year, UCSF's Student Health & Counseling Services is proud to launch “Mental Health Matters.” This is an awareness campaign to emphasize to our students – the future of patient care, education, and scientific research – that taking care of their mental health is a key component to being successful. It also reflects the University’s ongoing efforts to encourage faculty, staff, students, and trainees to take care of their mental health and to reduce mental health stigma.

Visit the “Mental Health Matters” campaign website to learn about how I and other campus leaders answer the basic question, “How do you take care of your mental health?” The aims are to: 1) reduce stigma regarding mental health, 2) normalize seeking help and self-care, and 3) demonstrate that role models and mentors manage their emotional health and recognize the significant impact it has on their success.

Please join us in promoting a culture at UCSF in which addressing mental health needs is a normalized part of attaining personal success for all members of the UCSF community.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

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