On March 20, 2014, the Graduate Division hosted a reception in the Sandler Center Atrium at Mission Bay to welcome and honor the inaugural cohort of Discovery Fellows — outstanding students who will serve as ambassadors for graduate education in the basic sciences at UC San Francisco.
The Graduate Division has announced the recipient of the 2014 UCSF Graduate Division Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award, Tyler Jacks.
“Dr. Jacks’ leadership and outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research make him one of the Graduate Division’s most brightly shining stars. We’re extremely proud to name him our 2014 Alumnus of the Year,” said Elizabeth Watkins, dean of the Graduate Division and vice chancellor of Student Academic Affairs.
“We've done a good job with career planning and we can do even more,” said Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, dean of the Graduate Division and vice chancellor of Student Academic Affairs. “I’d like to expand the operation so that everybody leaves UCSF well-prepared for the job they want.”
Two UCSF faculty members have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for their “extraordinary scientific achievements." Joseph DeRisi, PhD, who won the Carty Award, and Allison Doupe, MD, PhD, who won the Pradel Research Award, join 13 others in the fields of physical, biological and social sciences.