Mayor Lee Celebrates Chancellor Hawgood

By Laura Lane

Civic leaders and mmebers of the UCSF community gathered at City Hall to celebrate the appointment of Sam Hawgood, MBBS, as UCSF's 10th chancellor. Photo by Elisabeth Fall

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee held a reception April 13 honoring the appointment of Sam Hawgood, MBBS, as UC San Francisco’s 10th Chancellor, and celebrated the many partnerships between UCSF and the City & County of San Francisco, which ensure that San Francisco continues to be a world-class leader in cutting edge biotechnology, life science discoveries and quality patient care.

Chancellor Sam Hawgood and Mayor Ed Lee share a moment during the reception. Photo by Elisabeth Fall

Both Mayor Lee and Chancellor Hawgood highlighted the many partnerships, including workforce development efforts such as Excellence through Community Engagement and Learning (EXCEL), a work-based learning program that uses both classroom and on-the-job training to prepare underserved San Francisco residents for careers in the health care sector, and educational partnerships such as the Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP), a collaboration between scientists at UCSF and educators at the San Francisco Unified School District to support quality science education for K-12 students.

Lee and Hawgood also spoke about the most widely recognized partnership – UCSF’s affiliation with San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH). At SFGH, nearly 2,000 UCSF employees work together with 3,500 city employees to serve as San Francisco’s safety net hospital – its only trauma center – and a host to research that benefits the residents of San Francisco. This partnership started back in 1873.

Members of the UCSF community, including faculty and staff and the UCSF Community Advisory Group, joined Chancellor Hawgood, Mayor Lee and civic leaders in the celebration.

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