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Faculty Research Lecture

Ruth Greenblatt, MD - Faculty Research Lecture Clinical ScienceFaculty Research Lecture Clinical Science - Ruth Greenblatt, MD

Ruth Greenblatt, MD, has been selected by her peers as the recipient of the 17th annual Faculty Research Lectureship (FRL) in Clinical Science.
Title: A Career in HIV Research and the Meaning of Community. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 3:30 pm in Cole Hall, Parnassus Campus

Sarah Nelson, PhD - Faculty Research Lecture Translational ScienceFaculty Research Lecture Translational Science - Sarah Nelson, PhD

Sarah Nelson, PhD, has been selected by her peers as the recipient of the 7th annual Faculty Research Lectureship (FRL) in Translational Science.
Title: Precision Imaging of Brain Tumors. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 3:30 pm in Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall, Mission Bay (Livestream)

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla - Faculty Research LectureFaculty Research Lecture in Basic Science - Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD, has been selected by his peers as the recipient of the 60th annual Faculty Research Lectureship (FRL) in Basic Science.
Title: Chasing After Young Neurons. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall, Mission Bay

 

News and Recent Events

2016-2017 Academic Senate Office Report

The 2016-2017 Academic Senate Office Report provides a broad overview on the Senate’s major projects for this academic year and summarizes the task forces, activities by key standing committees, and changes in the office.

Senate’s Chancellor’s Fund

The Faculty Academic Renewal (FAR) Funds, commonly known as the Academic Senate’s Chancellor’s Fund, were established in 2014 as a gift from Chancellor Hawgood. Promised through the academic year 2024 by Chancellor Hawgood, the funds serve to support faculty life through small individual and group grants totaling the annual amount of $500,000.

Reclaiming California’s Master Plan for Higher Education

Food for Thought: The Academic Senate encourages viewers to review the January 2017 report from a working group of the Reclaiming California’s Master Plan for Higher Education. This report proposes a graduated income tax surcharge for each citizen which would make higher education in California free. Read the full report here.

Federal Funding in the New Administration

The Academic Senate recently spoke with key members in the UCSF Science Policy and Strategy Group, as well as the Government Relations Office, to discuss faculty concerns around decreased federal funding for biomedical research and advanced patient care, or the elimination of such funding altogether.

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.

Chancellor's Message Denouncing Actions of Prejudice & Intimidation

Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, addressed the UC San Francisco community. Here is a transcript of his video message.

 
Faculty Town Hall - Clinical Affairs Committee

The Academic Senate’s Clinical Affairs Committee (CAC) held its first Faculty Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH.)

Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community

UC supports students without regard to their immigration status...

 
Lifetime Mentoring Award v. Academic Senate’s Distinction in Mentoring Award

Both the Senate and the Lifetime Achievement Award honor faculty at varying levels, because of differing expectations. The Distinction in Mentoring Award, which began in 2008, honors faculty with an outstanding history of mentoring faculty and fellows during their career progression.

 

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile Hope RugoFaculty Profile Hope Rugo, MD

Hope S. Rugo, MD, Professor in the UC San Francisco’s Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director of the Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials Education is improving patient outcomes through personal experience.
Read the full Faculty Profile.

Faculty Profilee Jing ChengFaculty Profile Dr. Jing Cheng

Jing Cheng, MD, MS, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences (PRDS), School of Dentistry (SOD), seeks to solve oral health disparities through statistical methodology research. Read the full Faculty Profile.

Faculty Profile Barbara KoenigFaculty Profile Dr. Barbara Koenig

Barbara Koenig, PhD, RN, is the new Director of the UC San Francisco Bioethics Program. She brings years of professional experience as a national expert in medical ethics.
Read the full Faculty Profile.

Day in the Life - Researcher Elena FlowersDay in the Life: Researcher Elena Flowers

In February, Flowers wrote a blog post for the UCSF Science of Caring website that detailed her genome sequencing experience. Genome sequencing gives the specific three-billion letters of an individual’s DNA. Read the full Faculty Profile.

Faculty Profile Ryan HernandezFaculty Profile Dr. Ryan Hernandez

The population geneticist is a professor in the UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and serves as a core member in the Quantitative Biosciences Institute and the Institute for Human Genetics. Read the full Faculty Profile.

Faculty Profile Rich SchneiderFaculty Profile Rich Schneider, PhD

In advocating for the library and to help control the spiraling costs of journal subscriptions, Schneider lead a proposed boycott against the Nature Publishing Group. Read the full Faculty Profile.

Faculty Profile Steve MorinFaculty Profile: Steve Morin, PhD

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. Read the full Faculty Profile.