Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD
Jeffrey (Jeff) Bluestone was appointed executive vice chancellor and provost (EVCP), March 2010, having served in a number of posts including Director, UCSF Diabetes Center and the Immune Tolerance Network and as interim vice chancellor—research. As EVCP, he serves as chief academic officer, guides the research and academic enterprise at UCSF, advances the campus priorities in close collaboration with the chancellor and the campus leadership team, and oversees the campus ethics and compliance enterprise.
Janhavi Bonville is assistant EVCP and chief of staff and reports to the EVCP. Her role includes managing executive meetings for the EVCP office as well as presentations, communications, and all critical projects. She has thirteen years of experience in strategic communication, organizational design and strategy development for healthcare and public health organizations. She has a master's degree in Public Policy from the UC Berkeley—team members
Julie Auger came to UCSF in 2010 from the University of Chicago where she directed the operations of 30 unique core facilities as the Executive Director of Shared Research Operations for the Division of Biological Sciences and Associate Director of Core Facilities at the University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. She helped lead the major overhaul in the organization and administration of shared research resources resulting in financial stabilization of cores, transparency in funding subsidies to facilities, improvement of under-performing operations by consolidation or service “sunsetting” and improved recruitment and retention of expert personnel. Julie developed her strong core facility management experience at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Chicago where she developed internationally reputed flow cytometry core facilities before applying her change management skills at the institutional level.
Elizabeth Boyd, PhD
Elizabeth Boyd was appointed associate vice chancellor and chief ethics and compliance officer in November 2010. The key point of contact for all matters pertaining to regulatory compliance, Dr. Boyd has experience in the development and coordination of compliance and integrity programs for both the main and medical campuses. She is a medical sociologist and bioethicist. She has lectured nationally on conflicts of interest, ethical issues in clinical trials, responsible conduct of research, practice guideline development, peer review and publication ethics, and direct-to-consumer drug marketing. She received her postdoctoral training at the Institute for Health Policy Studies (UCSF), served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, and served as a consultant to many policy groups, including the Institute of Medicine, NIH/Office of Research Integrity joint program in research integrity, and the World Health Organization.
Karen Butter is the university librarian as well as assistant vice chancellor of library services and instructional technology. She joined UCSF in 1992 after working at the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Utah Health Sciences Library. In 2007, she received the Medical Library Association's Frank Bradway Rogers Award for her work in developing the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, a digital library hosted by UCSF. She received her master's degree in library science from Emporia State University.
Joseph Castro, PhD
Joseph (Joe) Castro has served as the vice chancellor for student academic affairs since 2010 and vice provost since 2006. He leads an array of departments that serve the academic needs of UCSF's talented and diverse student body. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. During his twenty-year career, he has served in leadership positions within the UC system at the Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Barbara campuses and at UCOP. He received a PhD degree in higher education policy and leadership from Stanford University.
Susanne Hildebrand-Zanki has over twenty five-years of experience in senior-level management and operational positions in academia. Her extensive career with UC includes managing the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program at UCOP from 1990-2002. Upon coming to UCSF, Susanne has served as the associate director of administration of the Diabetes Center in 2003 and as the chief financial officer of the Immune Tolerance Network. Her expertise includes an in-depth knowledge of research administration, allocation, budget and management, program and policy development, leading effective teams, and process engineering and automation.
S. Claiborne Johnston, MD, PhD
S. Claiborne (Clay) Johnston is associate vice chancellor of research, director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), professor of neurology and epidemiology, and director of the Stroke Service. He completed medical school at Harvard University, received a PhD degree in epidemiology from the UC Berkeley, and finished his residency in Neurology at UCSF, where he later trained in Vascular Neurology. He has authored over 200 publications in scientific journals and has won several national awards for his research and teaching. He studies stroke treatment and prevention using the tools of computer science and epidemiology.
Todd Margolis, MD, PhD
Todd Margolis a professor of ophthalmology, is the director of the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology at UCSF Medical Center. He is also president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the world's largest eye and vision research organization, and serves on the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Eye Institute. He received his MD and his PhD degrees in neuroscience at UCSF.
Elizabeth Watkins, PhD
Elizabeth (Liz) Watkins earned her BA in Biology and PhD in the History of Science both at Harvard University and is currently Dean of the Graduate Division and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine. Effective August 1, 2013, she will assume the role of Vice Chancellor—Student Academic Affairs. Her research focuses on the interrelations of medicine, science, commerce, and culture in the U.S. in the twentieth—twenty-first centuries, and she has published on the topics of the history of prescription drugs; birth control; estrogen and female aging; testosterone and male aging; and stress and disease. Her work has been funded by NSF, NIH, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Academy of Education.
Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD
Keith Yamamoto vice chancellor for research, professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology, and executive vice dean of the School of Medicine. After earning his PhD degree at Princeton University, he came to UCSF as a postdoc in 1973, starting on the faculty in 1976. A key player in shaping national science policy, he is regarded as an international leader in studying the mechanisms of signaling and gene regulation by intracellular receptors. He leads campus efforts to advance innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to research across the university’s schools and graduate programs with the goal to advance UCSF into a new era of fundamental discovery, together with an understanding of health and disease.
Organizational Chart--EVCP Office