A Letter from the Assistant Dean of the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars

Dear UCSF Postdocs,
I recognize that these are unsettling times with the significant public health challenge due to COVID-19. UCSF has been taking actions to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, and we will continue to update you on guidance and policies that directly impact postdocs via email and this website. If you have not already done so, please bookmark and regularly check the UCSF COVID-19 website for the latest updates. You may also sign up to receive the latest updates by text message: Text 333-111 and enter "UCSF".
  • I continue to work with campus partners to address systemic barriers that impact racial and social justice for postdocs, and particularly our Black community at UCSF. One way that you can help is to engage thoughtfully in these conversations with your colleagues, friends, and family. I strongly encourage you to review the collection of resources developed by Dr. D’Anne Duncan, assistant dean for diversity and learner success in the Graduate Division.

Anti-racism Resources, Support, and Action

  • Many UCSF services that postdocs use are either reducing or closing their physical locations and shifting their services to remote access. Even though you may not see these folks on campus as much – I can assure you that they are still working hard to support you and maintain the same level of service to you.
  • I am continually humbled by the many of you who have reached out and asked how you can help combat this pandemic. If you have a message that you would like to get out to fellow postdocs, I encourage you to post those announcements to one of the Postdoctoral Scholars Association listservs; you can sign up for free and post your message in less than a minute.
Your health, well-being, and continued success remain my top priorities. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if I can help you during this especially challenging period.
Wishing you safety and wellness,