UCSF Chancellor: Sam Hawgood, MBBS

Welcome to the Chancellor's Website

UCSF is at an exciting point in its evolution, and I look forward to working with you in the coming months to advance excellence across our mission areas of research, education, patient care, and community service.

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The chancellor has outlined five key priorities to guide UCSF in its pursuit of continued excellence.


Striving for the Best Patient Care

UCSF Medical Center and its health care professionals are consistently ranked among the nation’s best. When a patient needs complex treatment, UCSF is the place to go.

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Leveraging Innovative Science to Benefit Patients

UCSF’s success is measured in part by the visible impact scientists and scholars make daily to improve health worldwide.

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Training Clinicians for the 21st Century

Being a world-class university requires a strong educational culture, as well as an innovative curriculum and modern teaching tools.

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Making People a Priority

UCSF strives to recruit and retain the very best employees by creating a supportive environment and cultivating strong and capable managers.

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Preparing for Financial Challenges Ahead

To achieve UCSF’s mission and vision, the University must have a well-run institution that prizes excellence across the enterprise.

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Future of UCSF

Search for the Next Chancellor

University of California President Janet Napolitano on Jan. 24 announced the appointment of an advisory committee of university faculty, staff, students, alumni and foundation representatives to help in the national search for a new chancellor to lead UC San Francisco.
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UCSF 2.0: Charting the Course Forward

Leaders are exploring five key themes as they map the future of UCSF, fueled by ideas generated by an innovative campus gaming event.
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UCSF's 2014-2015 Plan

A strategic, three-year plan, launched in 2011, outlines the vision for UCSF to become the world's preeminent health sciences innovator.
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News about the Chancellor

Sam Hawgood Named Interim UCSF Chancellor

Sam Hawgood's career at UCSF has spanned 32 years, starting as a fellow and leading up to his appointment as interim chancellor, which the UC Board of Regents approved on Jan. 23. 

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Chancellor Discusses Transition Plan, Thanks UCSF Community in Video Message

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, addresses the UCSF community in a video message, highlighting key initiatives and thanking the people of UCSF for their support over the years. 

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UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann to Step Down

Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is stepping down from her position as chancellor of UCSF at the end of March, to become the chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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