Campus Messages

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

August 29, 2022

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted to announce that we have selected Harold (Hal) R. Collard, MD, MS, as UCSF’s next vice chancellor for Research.

Hal has served as director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTSI) and as associate vice chancellor for Clinical Research. He has a deep knowledge of how research is done at UCSF and is well prepared to lead the research enterprise.

A physician-scientist who specializes in pulmonology, Hal also has a degree in health law and policy. He understands the need for partnerships and collaboration in today’s world of advanced biomedical science and will be a strong advocate for UCSF.

Please join me in congratulating Hal on his new position in UCSF’s scientific leadership. You can read more about his background in this story on


Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Dr. Robert B. and Mrs. Ellinor Aird Professor of Neurology

August 8, 2022

Dear UCSF Community,

We are delighted to announce that Kendra Hypolite, MSW, LSW, joins UCSF today as the inaugural CARE Advocate for Racial Justice. Kendra will serve as Co-Director with Denise Caramagno, MA, LMFT, who has led the UCSF Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) program since its inception in 2015.

In this newly appointed position, Kendra will provide confidential support, assistance, and advocacy on behalf of UCSF community members who are experiencing discrimination based on their race, ethnicity and/or national origin, and other protected categories. CARE Advocacy includes assistance in coordinating services on behalf of the survivor in all areas, including Student Services, Faculty and Staff Assistance, UCSF Police, coordination of legal advocacy and medical advocacy, and other assistance and services.

The UC CARE Advocate program was originally established in 2014 by former UC President Janet Napolitano with the goal of helping survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. UCSF is the first UC campus to expand the program by hiring a CARE Advocate dedicated to providing confidential support to members of our community who have experienced racial/ethnic harassment or discrimination. This new role was developed as part of the UCSF Anti-racism Initiative, and Kendra’s arrival marks a significant milestone on our path to becoming a more safe, welcoming, and inclusive...

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