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Farid Chehab, PhD
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ANNOUNCEMENTS


Announcing the 58th Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture - Basic Science
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Susan J. Fisher, PhD, as recipient of the 58th Annual Faculty Research Lectureship – Basic Science for her transformative research on human pregnancy as well as stem cell biology and mass spectrometry. The lecture, titled “Mad About Science: Placentas, Stem Cells and Mass Spectra” will take place on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in Cole Hall, Parnassus Campus. The event will be simulcast and a reception will follow.

Live Simulcast will be posted on the Academic Senate website on the day of the event. MyAccess login is required.






Blue Shield and Sutter Health Negotiations
On January 1, 2015, Blue Shield of California sent letters to members who have used Sutter Health providers in Northern California, informing them that the Blue Shield/Sutter Health contract was terminated, effective December 31, 2014. However, to ensure an orderly transition of care for members, Blue Shield and Sutter Health have agreed to a six-month transition period through June 30, 2015, while they continue contract negotiations., For more information on this situation, including UC’s potential plans, please refer to the following news releases:

If you have any additional questions, please contact UCSF’s Health Care Facilitator, Sue Forstat.


The Winter 2015 meeting of the UCSF Division of the Academic Senate will be held Monday, January 26, 2015 from 2pm-4pm in room N-225, Parnassus Campus.
 
A formal notice of the Division meeting (with links to agenda and attachments) is located here.
 
The meeting will be streamed live for those outside of Parnassus.  Link to the event is provided here.
 
In addition to a general “State of the Campus” update, items for discussion include:
Privacy Guidelines for Mission Hall - Deborah Yano-Fong, Privacy Officer, will discuss current guidelines.  On hand to answer inquiries will be Michelle Nash, Compliance Officer, and Bruce Flynn, Director, Risk Management.

Proposed UCOP Multi-Year 3% Increase in Faculty Salaries - Senate Chair Chehab will discuss the proposal—which UCOP has requested feedback on—and potential implications of its implementation at UCSF. The Senate’s initial response including issues and concerns can be read here.
 
Informational items include:
Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science: given by Susan Fisher on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 3:30pm-5:00pm Cole Hall
“Mad for Science: Placentas, Stem Cells and Mass Spectra”

Chancellor’s Fund for Faculty Life


Team Science Grant
UCSF Academic Senate joins other intramural funding agencies to support Team Science.


Committee on Equal Opportunity - Grand Jury Verdicts
December 10, 2014 Statement to Academic Senate Chair Farid Chehab and Chancellor Sam Hawgood on Grand Jury Verdicts.


Compensation Plan Update – Town Hall (SOM Faculty) – Friday, November 21 (noon – 1pm; S-124)
In 2013, Systemwide revisions were made to Academic Personnel Manual (APM) 670 which sets for the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.

Revision has required each UCSF School to update its Implementing Procedures (the school’s compensation plan), as well as individual development and ORU compensation plan.

Please attend a town hall on Friday, November 21 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in S-124 to hear how this will impact you in the future.

SOM faculty, click here for more information.

  • For SOD faculty, please contact Peter Sargent, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs for more information
  • For SON faculty, please contact Shari Dworkin, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs for more information
  • For SOP faculty, please contact Thomas Kearney, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs for more information

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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.






Workspace Planning at UCSF
For current information about workspace planning at UCSF—including Mission Hall—please refer to space.ucsf.edu.

To view the recent Space Planning Town Hall, please follow this link: http://lecture.ucsf.edu/ets/Play/5e56dbe324a24309b24557d4d93b08481d


CALENDAR - JANUARY

THIS WEEK'S MEETINGS

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
January 26, 2015
January 27, 2015
January 28, 2015
Research
10:00 - 12:00 pm, N-417 & 423

Division Meeting
2:00 - 4:00 pm, N-225
Academic Planning & Budget
1:00 - 3:00 pm, CL-221 & 222
Academic Personnel
12:15 - 2:45 pm, MUE-244

Clinical Affairs Committee
4:30 - 6:00 pm, CL-211-212
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
January 29, 2015
January 30, 2015
No Meetings
No Meetings
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