Ballot on Tobacco Industry Funding Research
Results of the Faculty Ballot on Tobacco Industry Funding

“Should we, the faculty, at UCSF refuse to accept any funding from the tobacco industry, and the foundations it supports, an agreement that would be binding for all UCSF faculty?"

Combined Results from the Senate, Clinical and Adjunct Faculty Responses
Yes 64% (411 votes)
No 31% (206 votes)
Abstain 4% (24 votes)
The survey was sent to 1,977 individuals (in total), 641 responded (32% response rate).

On February 26, the Assembly of the Academic Senate provided a copy of the Regents' Proposed RE-89, Adoption of Policy Restricting University Acceptance of Funding from the Tobacco Industry for review and comment. The Executive Committee of the UCSF Academic Senate decided that the response from the Division should be based on a vote of the Senate, Clinical and Adjunct faculty. During the period beginning March 21 through April 11, 2007, the San Francisco Division conducted an electronic survey of the Senate, Clinical and Adjunct faculty (discussion and town hall materials are listed on this page). The results of each vote are as follows:

Shall UCSF recommend to the Assembly of the Academic Senate that the UC Regents adopt the following policy (RE-89)?

Senate Faculty Response
Yes 59% (228 votes)
No 38% (146 votes)
Abstain 3% (13 votes)
The survey was sent to 1,072 individuals, 387 responded (36% response rate).

Clinical Faculty Response
Yes 72% (97 votes)
No 23% (31 votes)
Abstain 5% (7 votes)
The survey was sent to 571 individuals, 135 responded (24% response rate).

Adjunct Faculty Response
Yes 72% (86 votes)
No 24% (29 votes)
Abstain 3% (4 votes)
The survey was sent to 334 individuals, 119 responded (36% response rate).

Combined Results from the Senate, Clinical and Adjunct Faculty Responses
Yes 64% (411 votes)
No 31% (206 votes)
Abstain 4% (24 votes)
The survey was sent to 1,977 individuals (in total), 641 responded (32% response rate).


March 2007
UC Academic Senate Response to Regent Moores in connection with the Review of RE-89 (Proposed New Regental Policy on Tobacco Research Funding)


Tobacco Documents of Interest

Chronological List of Actual Tobacco Policies at Other Universities.
UCSF Professor Stanton Glantz Testimony Before Regents Related to Tobacco Funding - January 2007.
August 17, 2006 - U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler - Rulings Related to Federal Government Lawsuit Against Tobacco Companies Including Violations of RICO Statute
Special Town Hall Meeting
Petition for UCSF policy
Articles of Interest:
Other Articles of Interest:
Letters to California State Officials
UC President communication regarding tobacco funding for research.
Articles from Petition Authors:
Tobacco CEO's Before Congress 1994 News Clip:

Tobacco Executives before Congress in 1994