Campus Messages

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

October 5, 2022

Dear UCSF Community,

The recent news coming out of Iran describes scenes of escalating turmoil and protests unfolding across the country, ignited by the tragic death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who had been detained by police.

We are saddened by Ms. Amini’s passing and the loss of many demonstrators in the protests that followed. We also are very concerned by the mass arrests of Iranian citizens. At UCSF, we are committed to upholding the fundamental human rights of all people, and we condemn the use of violence, intimidation, repression, and discrimination.

Our thoughts are with those who are protesting in Iran, and with those in our community who have family and friends in the region. We want to remind you of the resources we have at UCSF to support you: the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and Student Health and Counseling Services.

We encourage you to take care of yourself and one another during this challenging time.


J. Renée Navarro, PharmD, MD
Vice Chancellor
Chief Diversity and Outreach Officer
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care