Campus Messages

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

January 28, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that UC President Janet Napolitano has approved the appointment of Dan Lowenstein, MD, as the next executive vice chancellor and provost at UCSF.

Dan will collaborate with other members of my leadership team and me to develop and implement campus priorities across our mission areas of research, education, and patient care.

An internationally renowned UCSF physician-scientist specializing in epilepsy research and an award-winning medical educator, Dan is a champion on issues related to cultural diversity and civil rights. He exemplifies excellence in all aspects of our mission and has a deep commitment to our community and its success. His principles align closely with those of UCSF, and I am very glad to have him join me in leading this great University.

Dan succeeds Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhD, who has done a superb job of guiding and setting priorities within the research and academic enterprise, including developing a visionary precision medicine platform. Jeff has made significant contributions toward the advancement of a broad and innovative approach to advance the translation of UCSF discoveries into public benefit, and I am deeply grateful to him for his leadership.

You can read more about this appointment at: Please join me in congratulating Dan in his new role.

Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock...

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January 14, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce that we have successfully recruited Atul Butte, MD, PhD, a world-famous leader in medical technology. Atul will lead a new UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences. This institute will be key in mining the flow of health data to find effective cures faster and help fulfill the promise of precision medicine.

A renowned expert in pediatrics and medical informatics at Stanford University, Atul brings with him a rare combination of deep knowledge in medicine and biomedical research and in technological fluency. He will join us on April 1, 2015. We are delighted to welcome Atul to UCSF.

Please read details in this press release.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Chancellor, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

Bruce Wintroub, MD
Interim Dean, School of Medicine