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Harold “Hal” Collard, MD, MS, a pulmonologist with deep roots at UCSF, has been named UCSF’s next Vice Chancellor for Research. He currently serves as director of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and associate vice chancellor for Clinical Research.
A campuswide survey of members of the UCSF community finds that respondents are generally positive about the University’s working and learning environment overall with 70% indicating that they feel either “comfortable” or “very comfortable” while 11% feel “uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable.”
A world-class team of researchers co-led by UCSF’s Allan Balmain, PhD, FRS, has been selected to receive a $25 million Cancer Grand Challenges award to investigate the very early stages of cancer development.
Addressing the disconnect between health care providers and sexual or gender minority (SGM) communities inspired UCSF researchers to develop the LGBTQ+ Health Certificate Program, open to all UCSF staff, faculty, students, fellows, and residents.
The UCSF Alumni Association named seven winners of the 2022 UCSF Alumni Achievement Awards, honoring alumni across UCSF’s four schools and the Graduate Division for their extraordinary contributions to clinical practice, research, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, service, mentorship, and early-career success.
Natalia Jura, an associate professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and an investigator at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute, is the 27th recipient of the annual Byers Award.
Kathy Giacomini, PhD, who trained as a pharmacist and went on to become one of the foremost experts on pharmacogenomics with a focus on drug transporters, has been appointed dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy.
D’Anne Duncan is the first black woman to deliver the UCSF Last Lecture, which she gave during a live event on April 6, answering the question “If you have but one lecture to give, what would you say?”
Wei Gordon was among nine finalists in the sixth annual UCSF Grad Slam, held March 31 – after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic – competing to inform and entertain with three-minute talks based on their own research.