• June 21, 2017

    University Development and Alumni Relations Leadership

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am writing to inform you about several upcoming changes within the leadership of the University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) organization.

  • June 9, 2017

    Update on NIH GSI and a new initiative

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am happy to report that NIH announced today that it will not implement the Grant Support Index (GSI) plan first made public at the beginning of May (see my June 1 email). This decision was in response to substantial feedback and concerns received from the community; UCSF was very active in that discussion, and many will be pleased with this outcome.

  • June 1, 2017

    Update regarding NIH proposed limits on grants

    Dear Colleagues,

    Many in the UCSF community are aware that NIH has been seeking ways to assess the value of NIH grant support, and in particular wants to determine “whether it might be possible to fund more investigators with a fixed sum of money without hurting overall productivity.” [1, 2]

  • May 23, 2017

    2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are honored and very pleased to share the news that Ron Vale, PhD, professor and vice chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology in the UCSF School of Medicine, has been named to receive the 2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine.

    Dr. Vale shares the prize with Ian R. Gibbons, PhD, FRS, visiting researcher in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. The award recognizes the scientists’ discovery of microtubule-associated motor proteins, “the engines that drive nerve cell growth and chromosome inheritance essential to human development.”

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