MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Chancellor’s 2019 State of the University Address

By Laura Kurtzman

What: Chancellor Sam Hawgood will deliver his sixth State of the University address, reflecting on the extraordinary confluence of science and technology in the Bay Area of the early 21st century that is generating unprecedented advances in biomedical science and the development of new therapies.

Hawgood will cite the once-unimaginable scientific advances that have unfolded in the half-century since DNA’s structure was first discovered, with gene therapy now emerging as mainstream medicine for devastating diseases.

In his talk, titled “Here Now,” Hawgood will describe how and why UCSF, as part of today’s unique Bay Area biomedical ecosystem, is poised to play an important role in this explosion in our knowledge of biology, and the translation of this knowledge into new treatments for patients.

When: 12 to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Where: The address will be presented live in Cole Hall Auditorium, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco; and streamed live.

Please R.S.V.P. to: Laura Kurtzman, Senior Public Information Representative (415) 317-3760

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is exclusively focused on the health sciences and is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. UCSF Health, which serves as UCSF’s primary academic medical center, includes top-ranked specialty hospitals and other clinical programs, and has affiliations throughout the Bay Area.