Campus Messages

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

April 27, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Like you, I am greatly saddened by the tremendous loss of life and widespread devastation resulting from Saturday’s powerful earthquake in Nepal. Our thoughts are with the victims and people of Nepal and members of the UCSF community who have family, friends or colleagues in the affected areas.

At UCSF, we are driven by a passion to improve health locally and around the world. We are grateful to the Institute for Global Orthopaedics & Traumatology for its work with the HRDC Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children in Katmandu, Nepal. In the coming months, they plan to teach surgeons in Nepal the necessary reconstructive skills to treat earthquake victims over the long term. For those of you who would like to contribute to the response and recovery efforts, a list of nonprofit organizations doing relief work in Nepal is available at

If you know of members of our UCSF community who are currently traveling on UC business in Nepal, please notify the Risk Management office so that we can work toward providing extraction assistance. If you are planning a trip outside the U.S., you have access to iJet, a global travel alert system provided by UCSF. This tool can assist you with timely alerts about natural disasters, health risks, and evacuation assistance in the aftermath of a disaster. You also should always register your global travel at

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