Sam Hawgood, MBBS, chancellor at UC San Francisco, delivered his inaugural State of the University Address on Sept. 3-0, 2014, as the University celebrates its 150th anniversary this year of the founding of Toland Medical College.
Hawgood highlighted UCSF’s strengths in the core pillars of research, education and patient care. He said supporting the faculty’s ability to pursue their curiosity and ideas with “unfettered freedom” will continue to be vital to UCSF’s core mission. To continue to excel in the future, Hawgood said, the University must adapt to changing funding situations and a new era of health and education with advances of technology.
The chancellor highlighted numerous faculty and students who help make UCSF an internationally recognized pillar of scientific and health excellence.
“The importance of people to the success of our university makes my number one priority as chancellor an easy choice. My focus will be on providing forward-looking leadership to create the climate, facilities and resources to attract and retain the very best faculty, staff, and students to UCSF.”
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