May 29, 2015
UCSF Healthy Beverages Initiative
Dear Members of the UCSF Community:
This summer marks the launch of an important program here at UCSF in our effort to translate science into better health for our own community.
Starting July 1, the campus and medical center will begin rolling out a Healthy Beverages Initiative across campus, starting at Mission Bay and culminating in October at Parnassus. Under the program, UCSF will sell a variety of zero-calorie waters, plain milk, coffee, tea, diet beverages and 100% pure fruit juice in our vending machines, coffee kiosks, cafeterias and eateries on our property and will eliminate sales of sugar-sweetened beverages.
May 26, 2015
Appointment of Dean, School of Medicine
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, as our new Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor – Medical Affairs, effective July 1.
May 1, 2015
Building Our Inclusive Community
The #WhiteCoats4BlackLives movement, started by our students last December, catalyzed an important and ongoing discussion about violence, social injustice, and inequities that are prevalent in our society and focused us on the work we must do within on our own campus to become a truly inclusive community.
April 28, 2015
Earthquake in Nepal
Dear Colleagues, Like you, I am greatly saddened by the tremendous loss of life and widespread devastation resulting from Saturday’s powerful earthquake in Nepal. Our thoughts are with the victims and people of Nepal and members of the UCSF community who have family, friends or colleagues in the affected areas.