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Chancellor Hawgood
July 09, 2014

“Sam Hawgood brings integrity, intellect and vision to UC San Francisco. He is one of the best leaders I ever worked with. The University will be in great hands with Sam leading the way,” said Susan Desmond Hellman, former UCSF chancellor.


University of California President Janet Napolitano announced July 9 that her choice for the 10th chancellor of UC San Francisco is Sam Hawgood, MBBS, the UCSF School of Medicine dean, who emerged from a national search as the top candidate after leading the campus in an interim role.

photo of painted handprints
June 20, 2014

“I like to refer to this program as The Mouse That Roared,” says Virginia Olesen, professor emerita in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UC San Francisco School of Nursing. “This has always been a tiny program – never more than six or seven faculty. But, my gosh, the contributions…”

Dr. Alan Basbaum
June 03, 2014

As ever, this year’s Graduate Division commencement was a heartwarming celebration marking the culmination of many years of hard work. Here are some highlights from the May 23 event.

SEP team receiving award in DC
May 29, 2014

US2020 has announced that San Francisco is one of seven winners of a national competition to encourage mentoring in STEM fields. The awards were created in response to President Obama’s call to action to get more girls and boys engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The winners will share $1million in financial, consulting and staff support over the next year to launch their plans. News of the awards was first announced at the White House Science Fair earlier this week.

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