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After more than four decades at UCSF, B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, who has led for nearly 10 years what is widely regarded as the best pharmacy school in the nation, has announced that he will retire December 31, 2021.
UCSF is launching a new initiative to propel the development of living therapeutics – a category of treatments broadly defined as human and microbial living cells that are selected, modified, or engineered to treat or cure disease – and bring them quickly to patients.
The newly named Sandler Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research – previously known as the Program in Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR) – has for 23 years supported the boldest, least explored research ideas in the life sciences.
UCSF leaders Sam Hawgood, Mark Laret, and Renee Navarro issue a statement to the Bay Area community condemning a recent increase in assaults against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
In 2020, UCSF again was the top public recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health, maintaining the spot for the 14th year in a row. UCSF continued to rank high among all public and private institutions nationwide, ranking third overall.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have announced the establishment of a coronavirus advisory board, a panel of public health and scientific experts that will include three UCSF faculty members.
In his seventh annual State of the University address, Chancellor Sam Hawgood highlighted the extraordinary response of UCSF’s frontline care workers, researchers, educators, learners, and staff to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University’s renewed commitment to combatting systemic racism.
In a special virtual town hall, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined UC San Francisco Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, to discuss the role of science and science advocacy in shaping federal policy during a global pandemic, her leadership during these turbulent times, and lessons learned during her long tenure as the first and only female Speaker of the House of Representatives.
UCSF has awarded UCSF Medals to three national leaders, all of whom have advanced diversity and inclusion, including through mentorship that has helped to place more underrepresented voices in the sciences.
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 that is generating unprecedented advances in biomedical science and the development of new therapies.
UCSF is conducting a comprehensive seismic review of its owned and leased buildings across the campus and clinical enterprise as part of its long history of working to better understand their seismic resiliency.