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UCSF Contributes to $28 Billion Health Sector in San Francisco

November 19, 2014 UCSF is part of the city’s thriving health sector that collectively generates $28.4 billion to the economy – more than tourism and technology – according to a new economic impact report.

Empowering Employees to Achieve Cost Savings

February 27, 2014 The UCSF community is encouraged to look for ways both large and small to save money and increase efficiency as the University responds to myriad financial challenges.

Facing New Demands, UCSF Looks to Grow Patient Access and Provide Better Value

February 27, 2014 Overcoming financial challenges that take a budget balance sheet from the red into the black is nothing new to Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. He’s been there, done that.

New Surplus Share System Allows Departments to Trade Resources

September 03, 2013 UCSF has launched Surplus Share, a new and exclusive online trading system that connects UC departments with each other to trade, sell or give away equipment, furniture and other supplies.

UC Regents Approve Increase in Pension Plan Contributions for 2014

July 18, 2013 The UC Board of Regents on Wednesday approved an increase in contributions to the UC Retirement Plan from both the university and employees, effective July 2014.

UCSF Faculty, Non-Represented Staff to Receive Salary Hikes

June 05, 2013 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann today announced that effective July 1, 2013, the University of California will implement systemwide salary increases for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

AAMC Board Chair Mark Laret Calls On Academic Medical Centers to 'Think Differently'

November 08, 2012 Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, says academic medical centers must reconsider their traditions, practices and culture to thrive amidst significant funding cuts.

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.

President Yudof to Hold Live Web Chat for UC Faculty and Staff on November 2

October 12, 2012 Faculty and staff should mark their calendars for a Friday, Nov. 2 web chat with UC President Mark Yudof and Staff Advisors to the Regents Kevin Smith and Kathy Barton.

Amid Challenges, Chancellor Optimistic About UCSF Leadership as Health Sciences Innovator

September 25, 2012 State budget cuts have strained UCSF’s resources over the past year, but the University is adapting to the challenges and continues to lead the way in health sciences research, education and patient care, the chancellor said Tuesday.

UC Annual Accountability Report Shows Strengths, Challenges

September 11, 2012 UC continues to do a tremendous job at ensuring affordability and access, especially for financially disadvantaged students, but a new accountability report finds that state budget cuts are starting to affect quality across the 10-campus University system.

Graduate Medical Education to Undergo Review by IOM Committee

August 22, 2012 Kathy Dracup, dean emeritus of the UCSF School of Nursing, has been named to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) ad hoc committee to conduct an independent review of the graduate medical education system and make recommendations on how to better produce a medical workforce for the 21st century.

Chancellor to Appoint Board of Directors to Ensure UCSF's Ability to Deliver on its Public Mission

July 18, 2012 UCSF will form a dedicated advisory board to help ensure that the University continues to excel as a health sciences innovator and deliver on its critically important public mission, Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, told the UC Regents on July 18.

UC Regents Discuss Tentative Multi-Year Funding Plan

March 29, 2012 The University of California Board of Regents heard a report today (March 29) on UC's efforts to secure a framework for a multi-year funding plan with the state, including administrators' efforts to avoid a tuition increase in the coming year.

Chancellor Proposes New Approach to Secure UCSF's Financial Future

January 19, 2012 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann proposed to the UC Regents on Jan. 19 that a working group be formed to help UCSF explore options to secure its financial future so it can realize its vision to become the world’s preeminent health sciences innovator.