Chancellor Highlights

  • Matching Medicine, Social Justice for the Bay Area’s Black Community

    By Eric Brooks on

    Pediatrician Dayna Long, awarded the 2024 Edison T. Uno Award, combines medicine with social justice to address healthcare disparities, focusing on community health improvements and founding the BLOOM Clinic for Black families.

  • UCSF Tops Public Universities in NIH Research Funding in 2023

    By Levi Gadye on

    UCSF is a leading recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for research, with a focus on advancing health sciences and medicine.

  • UCSF Entering 2024 ‘Amazingly Positioned’ to Lead in Health Care AI Revolution

    By Eric Brooks on

    It is clear the next year will be a pivotal one for UCSF ’s place in the growth and application of artificial intelligence in health care. Chancellor Sam Hawgood , MBBS, spent a significant portion of his 2023 State of the University address outlining steps UCSF has taken in the last 12 months to lead the AI revolution across health care, emphasizing his desire that the University not simply be part of the AI wave, but that UCSF ultimately transform into “the leading AI-enabled academic life sciences university.” There’s a real sense the University has that opportunity at its fingertips

  • Celebrating Betty Irene Moore, patient safety pioneer (1928 - 2023)

    By Ashley Han on

    The UCSF community grieves the loss of Betty Irene Moore, an advocate for patient safety and philanthropic leader, who passed away on Dec. 12, 2023, at age 95.

  • Chancellor Sees UCSF Leading AI’s ‘New Era’ in Annual State of the University Address

    By Eric Brooks on

    UC San Francisco is well positioned to transform into a global leader in artificial intelligence enabled academic life sciences. That was the message UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood , MBBS, delivered as he laid out his vision for safely, equitably and responsibly leveraging the power of AI across UCSF’s mission areas in his State of the University address on Thursday. “Not surprisingly, it is hard to separate hype from reality and risk from benefit with any degree of confidence,” he noted. “That said, the field is highly dynamic, and it is certain that the current iterations of generative AI will

  • Campus Way Renamed The Feeney Way by UCSF

    By Alissa Stallings on

    UCSF will rename Campus Way, a primary thoroughfare on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus, in honor of longtime UCSF volunteer and philanthropist Chuck Feeney.

  • Dan Bernal Named UCSF Vice Chancellor of Community and Government Relations

    By Laura Kurtzman on

    Dan Bernal, a longtime San Francisco resident who served for more than two decades with U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, has been named vice chancellor for community and government relations at UC San Francisco.

  • UCSF Mourns the Loss of Inspirational Philanthropist Chuck Feeney

    By Alissa Stallings on

    Charles “Chuck” Feeney, one of UCSF’s greatest supporters and friends and the man Forbes magazine named America’s most generous philanthropist, passed away on October 9, 2023, at the age of 92.

  • Action Plans Set in Response to UCSF 2023 Staff Engagement Survey

    By Eric Brooks on

    UCSF’s engagement survey results were revealed in late June. This article will recap those results, highlight key items in the findings and any action steps UCSF is taking.

  • UCSF Global Health Leader Jaime Sepúlveda Prepares to Step Down

    By Jess Berthold on

    After more than a decade, Jaime Sepúlveda will step down from his role as executive director of UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences in August 2023.