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UCSF Names Scientist, Public Health Advocate as Nursing School Dean
As a boy growing up in Washington, DC, David Vlahov witnessed Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial. “I remember being with my father who believed deeply in civil rights,” Vlahov said of the historical day in August 1963. “He said this is something where we have to show ourselves, where we have to have a voice. This is important to our family and important to our faith.” Vlahov recalls the “conviction and camaraderie”...
Remembering Kenneth H. Fye, MD '68

As acknowledged in a message from School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood, the campus community has been greatly saddened to learn of the death of Kenneth H. Fye, MD, a veteran physician, researcher, master clinician and cherished member of our community. He passed away at age 67 on March 28, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Fye trained here at UCSF, and then went into private practice for two decades, serving as volunteer faculty at UCSF before coming back full-time. O...

Bridges, not barriers from Nature 463, 999-1000 (25 February 2010)
A recent editorial in the highly regarded journal Nature used UCSF as an example of the good that can come out of partnerships between academic and industry. The text follows and can be found at http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v463/n7284/full/463999b.html.
Bridges, not barriers Industry talent should be welcomed into academia, not seen as a corrupting influence. The recent announcement that William Chin, a top executive at the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, is to...
UCSF School of Medicine partners with Harris Connect, LLC.
Harris Connect, LLC, a trusted partner of UCSF School of Medicine, has been chosen to produce an alumni directory this year. This project is an opportunity for the School to collect more accurate contact information for alumni, enabling UCSF to keep in better touch with you and making it possible for you to keep in better touch with your classmates. As an alumnus, you will be given an opportunity to purchase your own copy. Please take a moment to confirm your contact information with Harris, and...
Chancellor Chosen As One Of Seven Most Powerful Innovators
The Forbes issue of "The World's Most Powerful People" included UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann for her "Most influential innovation: Blockbuster cancer drugs Avastin and Herceptin." The Innovator special feature list was selected by Michael Cima, director of the Lemelson-MIT Program. Cima selected "seven with curiosity, empathy and leadership." Link to Forbes. ...
Letter to UC Alumni and Friends
July 2009 AN OPEN LETTER TO UC ALUMNI AND FRIENDS At the corner of 13th and Franklin Streets in downtown Oakland, a worn bronze plaque hangs on the wall of a two-story parking garage. Easy to miss, state Historical Marker No. 45 identifies the spot where, 140 years ago, a California miracle began. Here the University of California spent its infancy, occupying a two-story Victorian that had housed one of the state’s first colleges. In 1873 the university – after graduating an original class...

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