About Us

Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhDJeffrey 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

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 UC Berkeley. Team members

Julie Auger

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.

Karen Butter

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.

Elizabeth Watkins, PhD

Elizabeth (Liz) Watkins earned her BA in Biology and PhD in the History of Science both at Harvard University and is Vice Chancellor—Student Academic Affairs, Dean of the Graduate Division, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine. 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 is 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.

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