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Campus Messages

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

March 22, 2010
Community

Dear Colleagues:

I want to provide you with a quick update on the activities of the administrative and operating efficiencies work group. As I said in my February 17 message (http://today.ucsf.edu/stories/ucsf-2011-a-focus-on-operational-excellence/) to the campus, I formed this group because I want to focus on the size and budget of UCSF and want to be sure that every dollar we spend is in service of our mission—patients and health, discovery and education. I charged the group with looking at every aspect of our operations with the aim of ensuring that UCSF is excellent and that we have the talent and resources to be the best university in the world.

March 1, 2010
Community

Dear Colleagues:
As the year draws to a close, I wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday season. I look forward to shaping the future of UCSF with you and continuing to inspire excellence in the work we do each day.

March 1, 2010
Community

Dear Colleagues:

We had many successes to celebrate in 2009 and have much to look forward to in 2010. Please take a few minutes to read my first update of the year at http://chancellor.ucsf.edu/Update2010.pdf.

February 28, 2010
Community

Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

Please join me at a Town Hall meeting on Monday, October 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. in Cole Hall on Parnassus. I will share my thoughts on the future of UCSF, what you can expect from me as we move forward, and how each of you can help in shaping our campus.

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
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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