Dean Hawgood Gives Preview of Stem Cell Building

Sam Hawgood

Sam Hawgood, MBBS, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, recently led a group from the California Institute for Regeneration Medicine through the new stem cell building under construction the Parnassus campus.

Hawgood recounts that tour and shows images of the facility on his blog. Here is his email message sent to the medical school community on May 21.

Dear Colleagues,

All of us are aware that the school, along with the whole campus, is facing a period of change and restructuring. Some of these changes will be difficult. At the same time, we continue to make progress on many fronts, and I believe it’s important that we acknowledge the positive changes, developments and projects that are evolving on campus in service of our mission. I want to sporadically highlight examples of good news on the From The Dean blog, which is an archive of all messages I send to the school.

For instance, I recently had the pleasure of taking representatives from the California Institute For Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) on a tour of our soon-to-be-completed Regeneration Medicine Building. This amazing structure has been rising steadily in the back of the Parnassus campus since the assembly of the structural steel began last July. The exterior of the building is nearly complete. The structure will house the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF, and it is exciting to see it taking shape and to prepare for its opening. While much work remains to be done, our researchers are looking forward to moving into their new labs by November. Please take a look at some of the images taken on the tour.

Sam Hawgood

Photo by Susan Merrell