UC to Host Summit on Haiti on April 24

In response to a desire by faculty, staff and students on all ten UC campuses to find ways that the UC system can support the rebuilding of Haiti, a group of UC students has taken the initiative to organize a “UC Haiti” Summit. 

A series of meetings is being planned for Saturday, April 24 at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The day will involve discussion among UC faculty, staff and students to identify possible projects, explore collaborations and develop a plan of action. Individuals are asked to register for the summit by going to this website.

“As a UC system, we have much talent and expertise in many different fields needed to assist the Haitian people in the long process of rebuilding their earthquake-devastated country,” said UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH. “We are pleased to support our student’s efforts in coordinating this one-day summit.”

The UC community has offered its support in many different ways following the deadly and devastating earthquake on Jan. 12. For more information about the summit or how to help, send all inquiries to [email protected].

Related Links:

UCSF Doctors Return from Medical Mission Treating Haitian Earthquake Survivors
UCSF Today, February 12, 2010

UCSF Community Joins Together in Relief Efforts for Haiti
UCSF Today, January 22, 2010