Current Affairs


Faculty Profile Steve MorinFaculty Profile: Steve Morin, PhD, Professor In Residence & 2016 Faculty Research Lecture: Clinical Science

The Academic Senate spoke to recent Faculty Research Lecture recipient Steve Morin, PhD, to learn how he initially became interested in scientific research, as well as what still drives him in his field. After a decade in Washington DC, Dr. Morin also provided his insights on the future of Federal funding of scientific research under the Trump administration.

PodcastAcademic Senate Podcast - January 2017

Executive Council Report by Ruth Greenblatt
Ruth Greenblatt, Chair of the Academic Senate presents recent activities at UCSF and UC Systemwide that Academic Senate leaders should be aware of. (Transcript)
  • Academic Council
  • 95% Rule Reports
  • New Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment Policy

Carbon Neutrality InitiativeCarbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) Faculty Networking Event

Hosted by the Academic Senate and faculty co-leaders Dr. Sheri Weiser and Dr. Arianne Teherani, the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) Faculty Networking event, this December 15, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Regenerative Medicine Building Boardroom, is an opportunity in which faculty will showcase how they have incorporated the important topic of climate, sustainability, and health into their teaching and curriculum.

This networking event is part of a charge from University of California (UC) president Janet Napolitano to achieve the ambitious goal of net carbon neutrality by 2025 while also providing guidance for furthering its other longstanding sustainability goals.

The intention is to ensure that UCSF and the entire UC system play a leadership role with respect to climate change, sustainability, and their links to health. If you are interested in attending please RSVP.


6th Faculty Research Lecture - Steve MorinFaculty Profile: Steve Morin, PhD, Professor In Residence & 2016 Faculty Research Lecture: Clinical Science

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Steve F. Morin, PhD, as the recipient of the sixteenth annual Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science. The lecture titled “Responding to the Challenges of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: AIDS Policy Research,” will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus. The event will be simulcast and a reception will follow.

The Academic Senate spoke to recent Faculty Research Lecture recipient Steve Morin, PhD, to learn how he initially became interested in scientific research, as well as what still drives him in his field. After a decade in Washington DC, Dr. Morin also provided his insights on the future of Federal funding of scientific research under the Trump administration.

Live simulcast: https://lecture.ucsf.edu/ets/Play/d1de5c03091646a68c9dd78da552669a1d


Question of the Month - November

In recent times, Federal funding of faculty salaries was limited to 95%; 5% was mandated to come from non-Federal sources. One aspect of this requirement was that it provided a segment of support that could be applied to activities unrelated to a Federally-funded project, such as teaching, service, and writing new grant applications.

The limit on the proportion of faculty salary that can be supported by Federal funds has been lifted, and our Provost has asked the Senate to weigh in on whether UCSF should maintain a requirement of 5% non-Federal salary support, or eliminate this requirement.

For faculty who have been responsible for finding a non-Federal source of support, lifting the requirement may have advantages. For others, who believe that support provided for teaching, clinical work and/or university service is insufficient, elimination of the requirement for non-Federal support may be problematic.

What are your thoughts on the issue of eliminating or maintaining the requirement for at least 5% non-Federal salary support?

Click here to submit your answer.


Division MeetingFall 2016 Division Meeting

Please join us for a full faculty meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from noon – 2pm in Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall.

Growing UCSF Health Affiliations, Mission Hall Plans and Space.
Offsite video conference location: Room HSW-303, Parnassus Campus. Live simulcast at senate.ucsf.edu on the day of the event.
Lunch will be provided.

Distinction in TeachingUCSF Academic Senate’s 2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of both its Distinction in Mentoring and Distinction in Teaching Awards. A reception honoring these recipients will be held Thursday, June 2, 2016 in the afternoon in the Lange Room of the UCSF Library (Parnassus).

Honorees for Distinction in Mentoring:
Sheri Weiser, MD, MA, MPH, Associate Professor In Residence, Division of HIV, ID and Global Medicine
Susan Kegeles, PhD, Professor In Residence, Division of Prevention Science

Honorees for Distinction in Teaching:
Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD, Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Janet Koo Shim, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences


Task Force on Clinical Affiliate Agreements and Quality of Care

UCSF Academic Senate created the Task Force on Clinical Affiliate Agreements and Quality of Care. The Task Force’s work is now complete, and the final report has been submitted to the faculty.

2015-2016 RAP Awards

The Academic Senate awarded a total of $920,551 during the 2015-2016 academic year through the Resource Allocation Program. A complete list of awardees can be found here.

Equal Opportunity Statement of Support and Solidarity

Communication from the Committee on Equal Opportunity to Academic Senate Chair Ruth Greenblatt, MD - Support for the Muslim Community.

Faculty Research Lecture Tranlational Science 6thUCSF Academic Senate’s 6th Annual Faculty Research Lecture – Translational Science Awarded to Dean Sheppard, MD

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Dean Sheppard, M.D., as the recipient of the sixth annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science.  The lecture titled “Integrins as therapeutic targets: An ode to reductionism,” will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus  The event will be simulcast and a reception will follow.
Live simulcast:https://lecture.ucsf.edu/ets/Play/bc78a3f107884c998c14373e90368f001d


Diversity TheaterInteractive Diversity Theater

Please join us for the Faculty Event: Interactive Diversity Theater on May 3 and May 4, 2016.
May 3 performance is in the City Lights room at Milberry Union (Parnassus) at 11:00 am. Lunch begins at 11:00, 11:30 Opening Remarks and 12:00 Performance.
May 4 performance is In Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall at Mission Bay, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. Lunch will be served.
Sponsored by the Committee on Equal Opportunity and Office of Diversity and Outreach.
For more information contact the Academic Senate.