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Inaugural Byers Family Distinguished Professorship Goes to QB3 Leader

February 03, 2015 The inaugural Byers Family Distinguished Professorship has been awarded to Regis Kelly, PhD, in recognition of his visionary leadership at QB3, a thriving center of early-stage entrepreneurship and innovation that has capitalized on the premier health sciences research coming out of UCSF.

Peter Walter Wins the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences

January 27, 2015 Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, has received the 2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences, which recognizes major contributions to science made by immigrants to America.

Theresa O’Brien Becomes Associate Chancellor

January 23, 2015 Only a few weeks had passed since Theresa O’Brien, PhD, returned from maternity leave when she was tapped to become associate chancellor by then-UCSF School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood, MBBS.

Weissman Wins NAS Award for Scientific Discovery

January 23, 2015 The National Academy of Sciences has bestowed UC San Francisco’s Jonathan Weissman, PhD, its the inaugural NAS Award for Scientific Discovery – presented in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics.

Q&A with the New Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

January 22, 2015 Alan Ashworth, one of the world's preeminent cancer scientists, recently began his new role as the director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UC Establishes Full-Time Advocates, Enacts Other Measures to Address Sexual Violence on Campuses

January 21, 2015 The University of California will meet its January goals toward implementing a comprehensive approach to addressing sexual violence on campuses, including the creation of a full-time, confidential advocate and support office on each campus and the establishment of a standard model for responding to sexual violence across the university system.

Washington Goes to Durham, NC, to Lead Duke University Health System

January 20, 2015 Former UC San Francisco executive vice chancellor and provost Eugene Washington, MD, MsC, has been named chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System.

Life After the ‘Die-In’

January 16, 2015 UCSF medical students sparked a national movement when they launched #whitecoats4blacklives to bring attention to racial health care disparities. The dialogue didn't end there.

Alberts Receives AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize

January 07, 2015 Distinguished UC San Francisco research scientist and faculty member Bruce Alberts, PhD has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2014 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize.

A San Francisco Jobs Program Gives People a ‘Reason to Live,’ Find Career Path

December 24, 2014 Eighteen interns graduate from the EXCEL (Excellence through Community Engagement and Learning) program, a partnership of UC San Francisco, the City and County of San Francisco and the Jewish Vocational Services (JVS). It is a work-based learning program that uses both classroom and on-the-job training to prepare participants for career path job in the health care sector.

Kelly Appointed Special Advisor to Napolitano

December 18, 2014 The University of California has announced that UC San Francisco’s Regis Kelly, PhD, began his tenure on Dec. 1 as special advisor on innovation and entrepreneurship to UC President Janet Napolitano.

UCSF Students Lead National Movement Bringing Attention to Impact of Racial Disparities in Health Care

December 16, 2014 More than 150 UCSF professional students participated in a “white coat die-in” where they lay down in their white coats to bring attention to the impact of racial disparities in health care.

Williams Receives President’s Research Catalyst Award to Address Prison Health Care Crisis

December 12, 2014 UCSF's Brie Williams, MD, was one of five faculty members across the entire University of California system—and the only one from UCSF—to receive the President’s Research Catalyst Awards, chosen from a pool of almost 200 proposals. UC President Janet Napolitano made the announcement on Dec. 10.

Employees of the New Mission Bay Hospitals Treated to Celebratory Party

December 11, 2014 More than 1,000 employees who are scheduled to work at the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay were treated to a special employees-only event on Dec. 3.

UCSF Commends Student Leaders for Organizing Peaceful Demonstration, Reinforces Commitment to Diversity

December 10, 2014 UCSF leadership released a statement in response to recent events in Ferguson and New York City, which have brought national attention to long-felt issues surrounding systemic inequalities that disproportionally impact underrepresented minorities, particularly black men.

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