Chancellor Desmond-Hellman presents renewed mission, three-year goals

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman, MD, MPH, delivered her State of the University address at Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus on October 4, 2011.

In her third year at the helm, Desmond-Hellman presented a renewed mission and vision for the university that included five major goals guiding the health sciences institution through the next three years:

  • Provide unparalleled care to our patients.
  • Improve health through innovative science.
  • Attract and support the most talented and diverse trainees in the health sciences.
  • Be the workplace of choice for diverse, top-tier talent.
  • Create a financially sustainable enterprise-wide business model.


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About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.