School of Nursing Dean Catherine Gilliss to Step Down
School of Nursing Dean Catherine Gilliss, who has led the school since 2017, will be stepping down from her position at the end of December 2023.
Dear Members of the UCSF Community:
I am writing to announce that School of Nursing Dean Catherine Gilliss, who has led the school since 2017, will be stepping down from her position at the end of December.
Advancing the school’s longstanding distinction, Catherine expanded its academic and professional training opportunities and strengthened its integration with UCSF Health. The UCSF School of Nursing is the nation’s top public recipient of National Institutes of Health grants in the field of nursing, and its graduate specialties are ranked among the top nursing programs in the country.
Catherine is a longtime member of our community. She received her PhD from UCSF in 1983 and was a member of the faculty for 14 years, serving as chair of the Department of Family Health Care Nursing for five. In 1998, she left to lead the nursing schools at Yale and subsequently at Duke. She returned in 2017 to take the helm of the UCSF School of Nursing.
After stepping down as dean, Catherine plans to go on sabbatical in early 2024, then return to teaching at UCSF. Please join me in thanking her for her distinguished service and many contributions to nursing.
You can read more about the school’s accomplishments and Catherine’s leadership in this UCSF story.
Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor
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