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UCSF Appoints Elizabeth Watkins as Vice Chancellor of Student Academic Affairs

July 24, 2013 Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, dean of the UCSF's Graduate Division, has been named to oversee all student and graduate affairs and lead major educational initiatives for the University.

Regents’ Special Committee Nominates Janet Napolitano for Next UC President

July 12, 2013 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been nominated for appointment as the 20th president of the University of California, it was announced today. Regent Sherry Lansing, chair of a 10-member special search committee, said Napolitano rose to the top from a large field of candidates and was recommended on a unanimous vote. Janet Napolitano

UCSF Vice Chancellor Named Interim Vice Provost of Academic Affairs

June 10, 2013 J. Renee Navarro, MD, PharmD, vice chancellor of Diversity and Outreach, has been appointed interim vice provost of Academic Affairs while an internal recruitment to fill the position is underway. J. Renee Navarro, MD, PharmD

UCSF Ranks Second Among World Universities in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy

January 11, 2013 UCSF ranks second in the annual ranking of world universities in clinical medicine and pharmacy by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Gov. Brown's Proposed Budget a Positive Step Forward, UC Official Says

January 10, 2013 Gov. Brown’s proposed budget is seen as positive step forward, according to Patrick Lenz, the University of California system’s vice president for budget and capital resources.

Study Examines Qualities of Good and Bad Mentoring Relationships

January 09, 2013 What makes a good mentor? Previous studies have shown the professional benefits of cultivating a strong mentoring relationship, but a recent study co-led by UCSF researchers delved further to analyze the attributes that make a successful mentor-mentee pairing.

Singing Professor Offers Musical Lectures for Medical Students

December 28, 2012 A singing professor is using music to teach medical students the fine details of human health and disease as they progress in their specialties at UCSF.

Putting Patients First: Four UCSF Alumni Become Leaders in Their Field

December 13, 2012 Award-winning scientists, university chancellors, presidents of health care organizations, chief executive officers, deans of colleges, commanding generals: UCSF has a history of producing alumni who become leaders in the health sciences.

Design Science: UCSF Project Applies Innovative Thinking to Research

December 04, 2012 Cellular imaging isn’t usually top-of-mind when parents buy the popular LEGO(TM) building blocks for their kids, but the two have converged in a UCSF experiment that applies design thinking to science.

Passage of Proposition 30 Puts Education on Path to Fiscal Stability

November 07, 2012 The University of California will avoid $250 million in spending cuts this year, after voters Tuesday approved Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's signature tax measure.

'Hero of the Hudson' Applies Lessons from Aviation to Improve Patient Safety

November 07, 2012 Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River in 2009, shared lessons from the aviation industry with UCSF leaders, physicians and health sciences students that he said could greatly improve patient safety.

Bay Area Science Festival Draws More Than 30,000 to AT&T Park with Interactive Exhibits

November 05, 2012 The World Series may be over, but AT&T Park was still buzzing over the weekend as thousands came to play and learn through interactive science exhibits.

To Treat Emotional Toll of Medical School, Physician Prescribes Shakespeare

October 30, 2012 Students may begin their medical school careers riding on a cloud of altruism and goodwill, but it’s not long before the grueling schedule, avalanche of new vocabulary and stubborn patients can take a toll. UCSF's David Watts, MD, argues that a healthy dose of literature – poems and stories, specifically — be a core part of the student experience.

First-Ever Partners in Primary Care Summit Shares Lessons From the Field

October 22, 2012 The first-ever UCSF and Partners Primary Care Summit brought key players to the table to discuss how to improve patient-focused care in San Francisco as part of national health reform.

Top Students Tell Why They Chose UCSF

October 10, 2012 Top students from UCSF's four professional schools and the Graduate Division tell why they chose to study at UCSF, one of the nation's premier health sciences universities, in a new video captured during new student orientation day.

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