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UCSF Academic Senate’s 2014 Distinguished Faculty Awards
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of both its Distinction in Mentoring and Distinction in Teaching Awards. A reception honoring these recipients will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the afternoon in the Lange Room of the UCSF Library (Parnassus).

Honorees for Distinction in Mentoring are:
Michael Steinman, MD, Associate Professor in Residence, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine
Craig R. Cohen, MD, MPH, Professor In Residence, Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences.

Honorees for Distinction in Teaching are:
Erick Hung, MD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Alan Gelb, MD, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, SFGH.

Vote on the Proposed UCSF Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law Program - March 2014
UCSF faculty vote ending on March 14, 2014: Approve the creation of the proposed Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law program at UCSF.

229 votes
8 votes
4 votes

The UCSF School of Medicine and the UC Hastings College of Law have proposed a new Masters of Science degree in Health Policy and Law (HPL). The HPL seeks to advance health by preparing learners to develop evidence-based policy and law. Its interdisciplinary curriculum provides necessary skills to interpret health-related research and translate it into effective policies, regulation, and legislation. The HPL will be a one-year, self-supporting degree jointly conferred by UCSF and UC Hastings. All learners will participate in a longitudinal core curriculum and then pursue one of two specialty tracks – in health policy research (concentrated at UCSF) or in health law (concentrated at UC Hastings).
View the full program proposal here (secure sign on to UCSF BOX required to view documents).

UCSF Academic Senate’s 57th Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science awarded to Johnathan Weissmen, PhD
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce Jonathan Weissman, PhD, as the recipient of the 57th Faculty Research Lecture (Basic Science). Dr. Weissman is currently an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology.

He will be lecturing on “From the Cradle to the Grave: My Life at UCSF Watching Proteins Being Made, Folded, and Degraded”.

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Genentech Hall at the Mission Bay Campus

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UCSF Academic Senate Division Meeting
The UCSF Academic Senate Division meeting was held on February 24, including a discussion about UCSF’s leadership transition with Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann and School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood.
Video Link (available through January 2015):
Additional information available here.

Workspace Planning at UCSF
Please find below links to additional workspace planning articles, including a new article titled, “Surprising Office Politics at UCSF Mission Bay: Why does it cost too much to build offices for medical faculty in Mission Hall?” (Updated 11/25) by Chris Newfield

UCSF faculty members are concerned about the plans for an activity-based workplace in new and remodeled space at Mission Bay and Parnassus. For more information and to add your name and/or comments, click here.

Faculty Workspace Task Force Recommendations presented at the May 13, 2013 Division Meeting.

Appendix D - portfolio of workspace articles.

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Course Catalog update for Summer 2014 term
Distinguished Faculty Awards for Distinction in Teaching: Erick Hung, MD & Alan Gelb, MD Distinction in Mentoring: Michael Steinman, MD & Craig R. Cohen, MD, MPH


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Rules and Jurisdiction
10:00 - 12:00 pm, U-506
Courses of Instruction
10:00 - 12:00 pm, U-506

Academic Personnel
12:00 - 3:00 pm, S-30

Privilege and Tenure
4:00 - 6:00 pm, TBD
April 17, 2014
April 18, 2014
Library and Scholarly Communication
9:00 - 10:30 am, CL-201
Nursing Faculty Council
9:00 - 11:00 am, N-319D

Academic Freedom
3:00 - 5:00 pm, U-506
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