• March 15, 2011


    Like many of you, I was greatly saddened to hear the news of the earthquake that struck Japan’s coast, triggering a tsunami that devastated northern parts of the country and put a related warning in effect for much of the Pacific. The subsequent nuclear power plant explosions have compounded this crisis, making it the worst natural disaster the country has seen in its recorded history.

  • January 3, 2011

    Announcement: Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach

    I am delighted to announce that Renee Navarro, MD, PharmD, will become UCSF’s first Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Outreach. Diversity and inclusion are values strongly held by the UCSF community. One of my top priorities as Chancellor is ensuring that we have not only a diverse workforce and student body but also a welcoming campus climate in which everyone has the opportunity to excel.

  • January 3, 2011

    Season's Greetings from Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann

    As we near the end of 2010, I would like to share with you, through a new video, some thoughts about our progress over the past year and also highlight a few of our many accomplishments. The video can be accessed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQkE_2PNtk4

  • December 21, 2010

    2011 Nominations for the Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women

    I write to request nominations for the annual Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women. This award recognizes exceptional efforts towards the advancement of women at UCSF beyond the scope of an individual's job, area of research, or student training.