Campus Messages

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

February 25, 2015
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased and proud to inform you that our Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy topped the nation in federal biomedical research funding in their fields in 2014 for the second year in a row, with the graduate-level university as a whole receiving the most of any public recipient and second most overall in funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to its annual figures.

These highly competitive funds, which totaled nearly $546.6 million at UCSF through contracts and grants combined, reflect the caliber of research on our campus. Through the four schools and the Graduate Division, these funds enable UCSF scientists to advance understanding of the fundamental workings of biology and the underlying causes of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and others, and work to develop improved therapies for them.

The projects these funds support at UCSF are driving advances in the biomedical sciences, from fundamental, curiosity-driven science to the application of those discoveries to patient care and populations, to training the next generation of scientists and health care professionals to carry those innovations forward. NIH funding is the lifeblood of that research and the heart of efforts by our faculty, staff, students and trainees to collectively transform health.

Whether directly or indirectly, we all have an impact on the success of UCSF. Thank you for all you do toward this effort.

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Sam Hawgood, MBBS
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February 18, 2015
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, UCSF has been working on multiple fronts in the worldwide effort to contain Ebola, from preparing at home to treat a possible Ebola patient to training health care workers in infection control in West Africa. Please join UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood as he recognizes UCSF volunteers who have responded to the Ebola epidemic during a special town hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at Mission Bay in Rock Hall – Pottruck Auditorium.

We are exceptionally proud of all of our volunteers – doctors, nurses, scientists, and others – who have responded to this public health crisis, often putting their own lives on the line. This is an opportunity to recognize them and hear about their work in West Africa and at UCSF.

The town hall will be streamed live on the web. For more details about the town hall and the link to the stream as well as to watch a video highlighting global Ebola responders, please see this story:


Theresa O’Brien, PhD
Associate Chancellor
Co-Chair, Chancellor’s Ebola Task Force

George Rutherford, MD
Director, Global Health Sciences Prevention and Public Health Group
Co-Chair, Chancellor’s Ebola Task Force