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

February 28, 2010
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

Please join me in congratulating five faculty at UCSF on their election to the prestigious Institute of Medicine: Deborah Grady, M.D., M.P.H.; Lawrence W. Green, Dr.P.H.; Michael R. Harrison, M.D.; Sam Hawgood, M.B.B.S.; and Roger Nicoll,M.D. For more information regarding this momentous occasion go to: http://news.ucsf.edu/releases/five-ucsf-scientists-named-to-institute-of-medicine/

February 28, 2010
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted to announce that UCSF molecular biologist, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., today was named to receive the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  Blackburn shares the award with Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Jack W. Szostak of Harvard Medical School. Blackburn and her fellow awardees are honored for their discovery of telomerase, an enzyme that plays a key role in normal cell function, as well as in cell aging and most cancers.

February 28, 2010
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

I want to acknowledge and thank Senior Vice Chancellor Bruce Spaulding, who is retiring from UCSF effective this December after nearly 22 years of exemplary service, for his many significant contributions to UCSF.

February 28, 2010
Community

Dear Colleagues:

UCSF's tenth annual Diversity Celebration began on October 8, 2009, and continues with a series of activities that occur during the noon hour at most campus locations.

February 28, 2010
Administrative
Honors and Awards

Dear Colleagues:

I write to request nominations for the annual Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women. This award recognizes exceptional efforts towards the advancement of women at UCSF beyond the scope of an individual's job, area of research, or student training. The nomination form, award criteria, and a list of prior recipients are available online.

February 28, 2010
Administrative
Community
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

Following up on my commitment to communicate regularly, I want to briefly update you on a few important but diverse matters.

Revised Priorities

I asked for and was grateful to receive feedback in response to my presentation to the campus community on October 26th. What I learned from the feedback is that education should be a separate and visible priority. My top five priorities now are:

  • Patients/Health
  • Discovery
  • Education
  • People (management and diversity)
  • Business (efficiency and resources)

I look forward to providing periodic progress reports on each of these areas throughout the year.

People

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Washington Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) Washington has accepted the position of Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at UCLA effective February 1, 2010, pending the approval of The UC Board of Regents. EVCP Washington’s outstanding leadership skills, drive to advance UCSF to the next level, and ability to engage members of the UCSF community is evidenced by the many significant initiatives that he has championed, including UCSF’s first strategic plan, the 10-point diversity plan, the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute, and quality of life on campus for faculty, staff and students. EVCP Washington’s contributions extend well beyond his administrative role. He has been actively engaged in the training of medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty at UCSF and is a national leader in assessing medical technologies, developing clinical practice...

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September 17, 2009
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

On August 10, I informed the campus community that, after careful review and based on an extensive search, Dr. Sam Hawgood had agreed to serve as dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor—medical affairs, subject to Regents' approval.

August 9, 2009
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

Since The Regents approved my appointment as Chancellor, I have been actively engaged in addressing a number of issues, some of the most important of which are appointments to the senior leadership team. After careful review during the past several weeks and based on an extensive search, I am pleased to announce that, subject to Regents’ approval, Dr. Sam Hawgood has agreed to serve as dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs.

August 3, 2009
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Carol L. Moss has been named to the position of vice chancellor, University Development and Alumni Relations. Ms. Moss has served as chairman of Institutional Relations and Development at the Cleveland Clinic since 2007.

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