Who Does What in the Graduate Division Dean's Office?


Call on the following individuals in the Graduate Division Dean's Office for help in the areas listed.

Elizabeth Silva, Interim Graduate Dean; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
ph 415/502-2927 

Questions related to interim graduate dean role (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

Questions related to associate dean for graduate programs role (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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Veronica Nepveu, Executive Assistant to the Interim Dean
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

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

Dr. Monsalve can help with virtually all postdoc-related matters. See the website of the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars for more information on her role.

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D'Anne Duncan, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Learner Success
ph 415/476-3036, email [email protected]

Students and Postdocs:

  • Oversees Graduate Division’s diversity, equity, and inclusion and student success programs (UCSF’s IMSD Fellows and Affiliates Program; First Generation to College Graduate Student Programs) 
  • Inquiries about new courses, initiatives and professional development programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Graduate Division 
  • Inquiries about new community building programs and diversity, equity, and inclusion-related professional development workshops for UCSF postdocs, in partnership with the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars and UCSF’s IRACDA Postdoctoral Program
  • Provides support for and answers questions about Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship and other diversity-related fellowships
  • Support for UCSF diversity-oriented community building organizations 
  • Offers advising appointments to graduate students

Faculty, and Staff:

  • Responsible for Graduate Division’s diversity, equity, and inclusion and student success programs (UCSF’s IMSD Fellows and Affiliates Program; First Generation to College Graduate Student Programs) 
  • Inquiries about new courses, initiatives and professional development programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Graduate Division 
  • Climate assessment for graduate students and associated data reporting and analysis 
  • Provides support for and answers questions about Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship and other diversity-related fellowships
  • Collaborative support for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, as part of the Graduate Faculty Mentor Development Program

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Zachary Smith, Diversity and Outreach Program Manager
ph 415/514-3510, email [email protected]

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff:

  • Manages Graduate Division’s diversity and student success programs (UCSF’s IMSD Fellows and Affiliates Program; First Generation to College Graduate Student Programs) 
  • Questions about Graduate Division’s outreach programs (SACNAS and ABRCMS National Conferences, Summer Research Training Program, UC LEADS, Inside UCSF) 
  • Inquiries about new community building and diversity, equity, and inclusion-related activities for summer undergraduates and graduate students

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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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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
  • Information about commencement events
  • Information about the Fall Celebration

Faculty and Staff:

  • Information about the Discovery Fellows Program or related events

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