Janet Napolitano Meets Faculty, Staff, Students to Understand Unique Aspects of Health Sciences Campus.
Chancellor Desmond-Hellmann has outlined five key priorities to guide UCSF in its pursuit of continued excellence. Read more
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.
UCSF’s success is measured in part by the visible impact scientists and scholars make daily to improve health worldwide.
Providing a world-class education, UCSF attracts the best and brightest students, offering them a strong curriculum taught by professors who are experts in their fields.
UCSF strives to recruit and retain the very best employees by creating a supportive environment and cultivating strong and capable managers.
To achieve UCSF’s mission and vision, the University must have a well-run institution that prizes excellence across the enterprise.
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann and her leadership team developed a three-year action plan with a vision for UCSF to become the world's preeminent health sciences innovator and five goals.
“My vision for UCSF is that we are the world’s preeminent health sciences innovator,” Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann said during her State of the University address on Oct. 4, 2011.
In her recent appearance at TEDMED, Desmond-Hellmann shared lessons from her career as a practicing oncologist, head of product development at Genentech and the leader of a top university educating the next generation of clinicians in a 15-minute talk.
UCSF’s Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research "dares our scientists to dig deeper, ask tougher questions, and invent novel ideas and approaches that defy the status quo."
The pharmaceutical industry gets a bad rap for having a corrupting influence on clinical trials, but that perception undermines the many scientific breakthroughs that have come from industry-backed research, according to UC San Francisco’s chancellor.