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New UCSF Report Identifies Steps to Increase Diversity in Medical Workforce

April 15, 2010 A new report, based in part on case studies of the UCSF School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, has determined five elements critical to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in medical schools and ultimately, the physician workforce. Read the news release.

UCSF Celebrates Milestone Service

April 15, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann recently congratulated members of the UCSF community who have served at the University for a decade or longer.

UCSF to Host Finance Day on April 15

April 13, 2010 Faculty and staff are invited to learn about the features and the future of the UC retirement plan during Finance Day on April 15.

UCSF Tops Public Institutions in NIH Funding, Ranks Second Overall

April 07, 2010 UCSF received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2009, and received the second largest amount of all institutions nationwide, according to new figures released by the NIH. See UCSF news release.

Seasoned IT Expert to Join UCSF as Chief Information Officer

March 29, 2010 Elazar Harel has been approved by the Regents to serve as vice chancellor for information technology, bringing to UCSF a rare combination of “technical expertise and vision,” says UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann…

Bluestone to Capitalize on New Opportunities to Advance UCSF

March 25, 2010 Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Jeffrey Bluestone hopes to harness the “creativity, passion and focus of academic research, industry and the clinical communities to transform translational research from a concept to a reality”.

UCSF Leaders to Provide Status Report on Academic, Staff Diversity

March 25, 2010 The campus community is invited to join Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann and other leaders talk about the progress, challenges and solutions in achieving diversity at UCSF on April 13.

Chief Business Officer Updates UCSF Community on Operational Excellence Initiative

March 24, 2010 Senior Vice Chancellor John Plotts anticipates being able to provide information to the UCSF community about recommendations to achieve operational excellence in mid- to late-April.

UC Students, Leaders Unite in Sacramento

March 03, 2010 UC and student leaders forged a united front in Sacramento when they joined forces to press lawmakers to fully fund the university and student financial aid. Read the story on the UC Office of the President website.

Chancellor Provides Update on Administrative, Operational Project

March 01, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann today updated the University community on the progress of the administrative and operating efficiencies work group.

Senator Specter Urges UCSF Community to Exert Political Power

February 25, 2010 Senator Arlen Specter visited UCSF last week talking about health care reform -- the topic of today’s nationally televised summit in Washington DC.

Egg Donors Should be Told of Possible Stem Cell Use, UCSF Group Says

February 19, 2010 A UCSF group recommends that egg and sperm donors for in-vitro fertilization be provided information on possible use of embryos in stem cell research.

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.