Who Does What in the Graduate Division?


Call on the following individuals in the Graduate Division for help in the areas listed.

Elizabeth Watkins, Graduate Dean and Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs
ph 415/476-2310, email [email protected]

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff:

  • Oversight and administration of graduate programs and postdoctoral scholars
  • Proposals for new initiatives or collaborations within UCSF or between UCSF and other entities
  • Fundraising, development opportunities, and alumni relations

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Wendy Winkler, Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice Chancellor 
ph 415/476-6031, email [email protected]

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff

  • Serves as the primary senior advisor to the dean and vice chancellor
  • Responds on behalf of the dean/vc to issues that arise, both internal and external
  • Provides oversight on staff’s relationships with students, postdocs, faculty, administrators
  • Is the point person when the dean/vc is out of office

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Veronica Nepveu, Executive Assistant to the Dean and Vice Chancellor
ph 415/514-2440, email [email protected]

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff:

  • General information about the Graduate Division and the Dean's Office
  • To make an appointment with the dean/vice chancellor

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Elizabeth Silva, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
ph 415/502-2927, email [email protected]

Students:

  • Confidential guidance on issues with mentors or colleagues, other concerns
  • Information about diversity and outreach programs
  • Student progression issues
  • Questions about fulfilling responsible conduct of research requirements

     

Faculty and Staff:

  • New graduate program development or changes to existing programs
  • Academic program review
  • Graduate Council
  • Students who may be having academic difficulties; conflicts in the lab or classroom
  • Summer Research Training Program, especially application review and mentoring guidelines
  • NIGMS IMSD program, especially program development and assessment
  • UC LEADS
  • Diversity and outreach efforts
  • Institutional data reporting and analysis

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Gabriela Monsalve, Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Scholars
ph 415/476-1558, email [email protected]

Postdocs:

  • Information about resources available to postdocs at UCSF
  • Confidential guidance on issues with mentors or colleagues, and other concerns
  • Responsible Conduct of Research course for postdocs
  • Career development initiatives, resources, and activities for postdocs
  • Postdoc diversity and outreach efforts

 
Faculty and Staff:

  • Postdoc policies and exceptions
  • Postdocs who may be struggling; conflicts in the lab

(The Office for Postdoctoral Scholars also has its own website.)

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D'Anne Duncan, Director of Diversity and Learner Success
ph 415/476-3036, email [email protected]

Students, Faculty, and Staff:

  • Questions about the Graduate Division’s diversity and outreach programs (NIGMS/IMSD, UC LEADS, the Summer Research Training Program)
  • Inquiries about new initiatives and programs related to diversity and inclusion in the Graduate Division
  • Associated data reporting and analysis

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Christian Sweatt, Student Services Advisor 
ph 415/476-3311, email [email protected]

Students:

  • In-person registrar services for students at Mission Bay
  • Applying for the qualifying exam
  • Advancement to candidacy
  • Submitting the dissertation or thesis, including support of formatting requirements
  • Filing fee applications
  • Support of RCOs at Mission Bay
  • Use of MH 1300 for RCO meetings and small events


Faculty/Staff:

  • APM430 Visiting Scholar Processing
  • Exceptional cases in regard to academic progression
  • Graduate student progression forms processing
  • Support in using the Graduate application system
  • Support in using the What-Do-You-Think course evaluation system

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Karen Thiemann, Graduate Student Financial Analyst
ph 415/476-8319, email [email protected]

Students:

  • Internal fellowships and extramural fellowships
  • Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) and Teaching Assistant (TA) appointments

     

Faculty and Staff:

  • Annual return-to-aid (RTA), Discovery, and Anthony allocations
  • Internal fellowships and extramural fellowships
  • GSR and TA appointments; fee remission and payroll appointment policies and procedures

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Julia Clark, Outreach and Student Programs Coordinator
ph 415/514-3510, email [email protected]

Students, Faculty, and Staff:

  • Questions about the Graduate Division's diversity and outreach programs (NIGMS/IMSD, UC LEADS, the Summer Research Training Program)
  • Inside UCSF

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Jeannine Cuevas, Communications Director
ph 415/514-4852, email [email protected]

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff:

  • Questions or suggestions related to the Graduate Division or Postdoc Office websites or publications
  • Sharing news or announcements with the student or postdoc communities
  • Any internal or external communications issue
  • Information about the Grad Slam and Postdoc Slam competitions at UCSF

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Erik Rotman, Communications Coordinator
ph 415/514-4858, email [email protected]

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff:

  • Sharing information on funding opportunities for graduate students
  • Information about the Postdoc Slam or Grad Slam competitions

     

Faculty and Staff:

  • Information about the Discovery Fellows Program or related events

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Roberto Banuelos, Administrative Analyst
ph 415/502-3224, email [email protected]

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff:

  • General information about the Graduate Division and Postdoc Office
  • Don't know who to talk to in the Graduate Division? Roberto can refer you to the right person.

     

Students:

  • Graduate Division Travel Awards
  • Childcare Grants information and applications

     

Postdocs:

  • General information about the Postdoc Office and postdoc orientation