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Speaker Pelosi Hears Economic Stimulus Success Stories at UCSF

February 19, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi federal economic stimulus funds will help University scientists conduct “biomedical research that literally will change the world.”

UCSF 2011: A Focus on Operational Excellence (transcript)

February 17, 2010 Message to the Campus By Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH February 17, 2010 I appreciate the opportunity to speak to all of you today – and I’m sorry that I’m doing it by videotape – but I wanted to communicate broadly across the campus and in a timely manner.  Our topic for today is the budget for next year, UCSF 2011, who we will be in the fiscal years 2011 and 2012.  I want to talk to you today about the situation, what you’ll see from me and my team, and what you can expect from me.

UC Surveys Employees about Pension, Retiree Health Benefits

February 12, 2010 Faculty, staff and retirees are being surveyed while the University determines how pension and retiree medical benefits for current and future retirees can become financially sustainable.

UC President Yudof Reports on Budget Advocacy Progress

February 11, 2010 Working to combat a steep slide in state support for higher education, advocates for the University of California are planning large rallies in Sacramento this spring to persuade lawmakers that public higher education should be a funding priority. Read the story on the UC website.

UC President Yudof Reports on Budget Advocacy Progress

February 11, 2010 Working to combat a steep slide in state support for higher education, advocates for the University of California are planning large rallies in Sacramento this spring to persuade lawmakers that public higher education should be a funding priority. Read the story on the UC website.

Senator Specter to Talk About Health Care, NIH Funding at UCSF Town Hall

February 08, 2010 Senator Arlen Specter will join UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann for a town hall meeting to talk about health care reform, federal funding of scientific research and other important issues on February 16.

UCSF Welcomes New Chief Business Officer

January 25, 2010 John Plotts, an executive with extensive experience in private industry and the University of California, today joins UCSF as senior vice chancellor of Finance and Administration.

UCSF Medical Center Incentive Award Program Fact Sheet

January 20, 2010 For the past eight years, UCSF Medical Center has rewarded performance based on organizational goals through an Incentive Award Program (IAP) across all levels of management and staff. Begun in 2001, the program uses a pay-for-performance approach to focus staff on helping to improve patient safety and quality, patient satisfaction and financial performance throughout the medical center.

Nominations Sought for Chancellor's Awards by Jan. 29

January 13, 2010 Nominations are due January 29 for three chancellor’s awards recognizing exception service and management as well as public service.

Nominations Due Jan. 15 for Advancement of Women Award

January 13, 2010 The nomination deadline is this Friday for the annual Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women.

Governor's Budget Partially Restores Funds to UC

January 08, 2010 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stuck to his promise to hold the line on higher education cuts, unveiling a spending plan Friday that includes $371 million in additional money for UC plus funding for Cal Grants. Read the story on UC website.

Proposed constitutional Amendment Would Guarantee Funds for UC

January 06, 2010 By Donna Hemmila Vowing to protect higher education funding, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed a bold proposal Wednesday (Jan. 6) to amend the state constitution to shift money from prisons to higher education. Read full story on the UC Newsroom website.

Chancellor Names Senior Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration, Pending Approval by Regents

January 05, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, today announced the appointment of John Plotts for the position of senior vice chancellor of Finance and Administration subject to approval by the Regents.

UCSF Boosts Efforts to Support Students in Multiple Ways

January 05, 2010 UCSF is offering students increased support – financial, educational and social – to help maintain its competitiveness as an accredited health sciences university.

Magazine Names UCSF's Maa One of Country's Leading Advocates for Health Care Reform

December 14, 2009 John Maa says doctors must play a larger role in the effort to improve U.S. health policy and practice.

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