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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.

Walter Newman, San Francisco community leader, joins NCIRE board

February 23, 2010 Walter S. Newman, a leading San Francisco businessman, philanthropist, and community leader, has joined the Board of Directors of NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute.

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.

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 appoints new leader for finance and administration

January 21, 2010 UCSF has appointed John Plotts, a 30-year financial veteran, to oversee the fiscal and operational management of the life sciences university.

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.

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