Health Sciences Education at UCSF
EDUCATION FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE
In April, 2012, Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann announced the launch of a campus-wide, four-year, $100 million Education Fundraising Initiative (FY2012 – 2015). This is the first initiative of its kind at UCSF, and will ensure that we will continue to inspire future leaders in the health sciences.
A message from the Chancellor
I can still feel the pride of opening my internal medicine residency acceptance letter from UCSF. Now at the helm of the institution that set the bar for my aspirations, I remain just as inspired as on my first day on campus.
I credit the students I see rushing in and out of labs, clinics and classrooms for that inspiration. Their fresh ideas and perspectives challenge and propel us in new directions, continually driving us toward our goal: to be the world’s preeminent health sciences innovator.
UCSF students will undoubtedly lead the innovations of the future. Our four schools – dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy – and our graduate programs consistently rank among the top in the nation, attracting the finest minds. In turn, these students will become the leading clinicians, researchers, policymakers and educators of tomorrow.
As a public institution, UCSF is committed to access and affordability. We must continue to attract the best, brightest and most diverse students, regardless of their financial circumstances. It’s vital that they avoid large debt burdens so, when they graduate, they have every opportunity in the world – whether working in a community hospital, a research lab, a biotech start-up or an African village. We need private support to help us achieve this critical public mission.
UCSF students have remarkable abilities and aspirations. With your generosity, their potential is limitless.
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor
UCSF launches a four-year, $100 million education fundraising initiative, the first initiative of its kind at UCSF.
- Scholarships and Awards...
ensure that the highest quality health science education remains accessible to the next generation of students regardless of financial means.
support the educational expenses of our doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and trainees, and ensure robust graduate programs.
- Faculty Support...
helps UCSF attract the best clinicians, researchers and teachers to guarantee our students have the best possible educators.
- Interprofessional Education...
helps provide the curricula and team-building opportunities that bring together all four schools and our graduate programs, fostering collaborative research, learning and clinical care.
- Teaching Infrastructure...
builds and sustains a technology-rich environment that promotes curricular innovation and creates teaching and learning experiences that prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
"Some of UCSF's most inventive work has come from students. They ask 'crazy' questions that change the way we do research in my laboratory, the techniques we use, the ideas we pursue. The students are our spark, our innovative light" - Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
For more information on supporting Health Sciences Education at UCSF, please contact Mark Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415/476-5828.