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Ruth Greenblatt, MD
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Academic Senate Podcast - October
Executive Council Report by Ruth Greenblatt

UCSF Academic Senate’s 16th Annual Faculty Research Lecture – Clinical Science Awarded to Steve F. Morin, PhD

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.

Live simulcast at on the day of the event.

Fall 2016 Division Meeting

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

Growing UCSF Health Affiliations, Mission Hall Plans and Space.

Offsite video conference location: Room HSW-303, Parnassus Campus. Live simulcast at on the day of the event.

Lunch will be provided.

OPEN – Call for Nominations: Distinction in Mentoring Award 2016-2017
The Academic Senate strives to recognize and celebrate excellence in faculty mentoring, an essential component to faculty success and institutional excellence. The Academic Senate Distinction in Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes exceptional mentoring by faculty, to faculty—and faculty to clinical and/or postdoctoral fellows. Nominations are due December 16, 2016.

Call for Nominations – Distinction In Teaching Award 2017
The Academic Senate is seeking nominations for its Distinction in Teaching Award 2017. There are two categories: one for faculty at UCSF five years or fewer; and another for faculty at UCSF over five years. This award has been offered since 1951. Click here for details and nomination form.

UCSF faculty in the Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical and Adjunct series who have appointments at 50% or greater time (at UCSF or its affiliates) are eligible for the Distinction in Teaching Award in two categories. UCSF students (including residents or fellows) or faculty may nominate UCSF faculty for these awards and are strongly encouraged to do so.

2017 UC Disability Program
UCOP has just announced this comprehensive reformation of the University supplemental disability program and provided a webpage to educate the campus community. Please take the time to read it in advance of Open Enrollment later on in 2016.

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.

UCSF 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

UCSF 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.

The Academic Senate Answer of the Month MiniMag - May

Click here for a review of last month's two Questions of the Month in Answer of the Month MiniMag May issue.

Interactive 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.

2016-2017 Faculty Research Lectures Call for Nominations
The Academic Senate Committee on Research is now accepting electronic nominations for the 2016-2017 Faculty Research Lectures in Basic Science, Clinical Science and Translational Science. Nomination Deadline 5pm, Friday, May 20, 2016.

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.

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

To view the recent Space Planning Town Hall, please follow this link



October 24, 2016
October 25, 2016
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Clinical Affairs Committee
4:00 - 5:30 pm, S 30
Academic Planning & Budget
1:00 - 3:00 pm, MH-2110
Academic Personnel
12:15 - 2:45 pm, S-118
October 27, 2016
October 28, 2016
Division Meeting
12:00 - 2:00 pm, Byers Auditorium
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