Sam Hawgood

UC President Napolitano Selects Sam Hawgood as Next Chancellor of UCSF

University of California President Janet Napolitano announced July 9 that her choice for the 10th chancellor of UC San Francisco is Sam Hawgood, MBBS, the UCSF School of Medicine dean who emerged from a national search as the top candidate after leading the campus in an interim role. Hawgood, 61, a highly accomplished scientist, educator, and physician with a strong record of leadership, succeeded Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, as interim chancellor on April 1, 2014. Since then, he has overseen the $4 billion UCSF enterprise.

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Chuck Feeney

UCSF's No. 1 Donor Honored
Chuck Feeney, after decades of anonymous and stealth philanthropy, has been caught in the spotlight by earning a Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award. Through his philanthropic arm The Atlantic Philanthropies, Feeney is UCSF's single greatest benefactor, giving more than a quarter of a billion dollars over the years.


A Diagnosis Just in Time
A mysterious ailment sent an active teenage boy into a medically induced coma, and no one could figure out the cause. As precious time passed, a team at UC San Francisco employed advanced DNA sequencing technology to find a needle-in-the-haystack answer. What they found led them to a life-saving, and surprisingly simple, treatment.

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend Celebration
More than 2,000 people attended Alumni Weekend, making it the most successful alumni event in UCSF history. Now in its third year, Alumni Weekend embodies a campus-wide concept called "OneUCSF," championed by former Chancellor and resident alumna Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH.


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Fundraiser
San Francisco Marathon 2014

Team UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital 2014 Fundraiser, July 27.
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Only UCSF 150 Years
Celebrating 150 Years in Health and Science

Dive into UCSF's rich history and promise for the future. Read More