Resources - Faculty Development Day 2022
|Faculty Development Resources
Wellness & Support Resources
|Faculty Development Resources|
|Campus Council on Faculty Life (CCFL)||Campus Council on Faculty Life, through the support of the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs, provides programs to foster careers and support for faculty in balancing their personal and professional lives.
• Mentoring: UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program
• Leadership:UCSF-Coro Faculty Leadership Collaborative
• Faculty Development: National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
|Center for Faculty Educators (CFE)||The Center for Faculty Educators (CFE) offers resources for those who teach UCSF learners and want to develop themselves as educators and education scientists in the health professions. Our community of faculty, learners and staff is committed to innovation and excellence in health professions education through mentorship, recognition and skills development in teaching and education research.
Visit our website to register for a workshop or teaching certificate, sign up for teaching observation and feedback (TOP), participate in ESCape or EJE, or learn more about Teach for UCSF Certificates and the Academy of Medical Educators.
|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training||The Center for Faculty Educators in the UCSF School of Medicine offers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training that is designed for UCSF affiliated faculty or staff who interact with learners. This free workshop includes education on implicit biases and microaggressions, coaching in skills related to addressing these issues, and how to apply thoughtful, active listening and empathy to support a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
|Healthforce Center at UCSF||At Healthforce Center, we believe that people are the most important element in health care. Our mission is to equip people with the workforce knowledge, leadership skills, and network connections to create a collective force for health, equity, and action. We envision an effective and responsive health care ecosystem that is driving progress toward more equitable health outcomes for all.
For faculty, Healthforce Center is a resource for leadership development opportunities and as consulting, evaluation, or research partners. Sign up for our newsletter to stay apprised of leadership development opportunities, technical assistance on improving care delivery, and the latest research on the health workforce.
|UCSF Library||The UCSF Library supports faculty needs by providing research and education/curricular support, access to online resources/journals, physical and digital archival collections, and more. All services are available remotely including consultations with librarians and experts, workshops to support teaching and learning in the online environment, and Makers Lab pop-ups. All library spaces are open to UCSF ID badge holders.
Learn more about our re-opening plans.
|Maintenance of Certification Approval Program
|Maintenance of Certification Approval Program (MOCAP)
The UCSF Maintenance of Certification Part IV Approval Program (MOCAP) is an approved sponsor of the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program. UCSF MOCAP helps physicians meet their quality improvement (MOC Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice) board requirements.
|Wellness & Support Resources|
|Benefits Specialty Center||The Benefits Specialty Center provides benefits support to active faculty, staff, and trainees throughout their employment life cycle; provides consultation on Health & Welfare plans and support to employees that are trouble shooting enrollment problems with UCPath; provides education on the UC Retirement Program and Retirement Counseling to employees retiring from the University; and conveys UCSF’s benefits interests and priorities to the Office of the President and UCPath.
Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits begins on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8 a.m., and ends on Friday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. 2022. Learn more about 2023 Open Enrollment sneak peek, including Accolade.
|Campus Life Services (CLS)||Campus Life Services is committed to providing quality campus life programs and services to the UCSF community. The 12 departments of Campus Life Services departments touch everyone, at every campus location. In short, we’re all about Making Life Better Here for the UCSF community of faculty, students, clinicians, researchers, patient caregivers, staff, and visitors.
Of special interest to new Faculty:
• CLS Tech is available to support UCSF departments with enterprise technologies including digital signage, the official campus app UCSF Mobile, UCSF Ecommerce, and Who’s There, a solution to capture attendance lists and contact information through badge scanning at trainings and events.
• UCSF Wellness & Community provides opportunities and programming for everyone at UCSF to experience joy at work through healthy work-life experiences. Explore wellness resources, discounts, and program and events available to you and subscribe to our newsletter and opt-in channel to stay connected.
• UCSF Fitness & Recreation helps faculty stay healthy and motivated by inspiring fitness. With two locations - Bakar Fitness Center at Mission Bay and Millberry Fitness Center at Parnassus - and a variety of offerings from group fitness classes to swimming pools, there is something for everyone. In addition to exclusive UCSF faculty pricing, sign up today to take advantage of $0 enrollment.
• UCSF Documents & Media is your in-house print & media provider. We help you and your group communicate your mission and message with comprehensive web, print, and digital design, and production. Contact us for your business cards, official department stationery, face cards, course packs, and more.
• UCSF Housing: We have four communities located at the Parnassus, Mission Bay, and Mount Zion campuses for faculty to choose from. We do not require security deposits and it is free to apply. We recommend that you contact Housing Services directly to discuss options and availability for all current and future faculty housing.
• UCSF Transportation keeps you moving with sustainable commute options and commuter benefits that can save you money. Our team of specialists can help you find the best routes, sustainable travel options—even help connect you with fellow carpoolers. Explore your transit options on our website.
|Caring for the Caregiver||UCSF Health has developed the Caring for the Caregiver program to ensure that providers and staff are emotionally supported through the experience of patient care. Through the Caring for the Caregiver program, UCSF Health hopes to better coordinate support for providers and staff when they are involved in stressful patient care experiences. Caring for the Caregiver has established a peer support team to provide one-on-one, emotional first aid for all care team members at UCSF Health.
If you are experiencing emotional distress related to an adverse event, unanticipated outcome, or challenging case, we can help. Our goal is to help care team members understand what normal reactions to stressful events look and feel like, and the resources available to them. The program is available to all health care team members at UCSF Health hospitals and clinic sites.
|Coping Program and Mental Health Resources||UCSF Employee Coping and Resiliency Program (the Cope Program)
Specifically for UCSF faculty, staff, and trainees to provide additional mental health assessment, treatment, and referral resources.
Mental Health Resources for Crises (Climate, Pandemic and Personal Crises)
A website of resources for coping and emotional health that has been developed for the benefit of our whole community.
|Disability Management Services (DMS)||Disability Management Services (DMS) facilitates the interactive process with Faculty, Residents, Postdoctoral Scholars, Clinical Fellows, and Staff to identify reasonable accommodations to allow performance of essential job functions for temporary and permanent work-related and non-occupational injuries and illnesses. DMS also manages the workers’ compensation program for the campus, UCSF housing accommodations, and they serve in an advisory capacity on injury mitigation and leave of absence.|
|Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO)||Office of Diversity and Outreach provides leadership for diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty. The office’s work is focused in the areas of outreach, education, training, and compliance where it provides resources to faculty in the areas of Affirmative Action, disability, and sexual harassment. In addition, the office supports the creation of a climate of inclusion through a variety of events and diversity dialogues.
For more information and to subscribe to news and announcements, visit our website.
|Emergency Management||Emergency Management offers information to help you, your loved ones – and your department – prepare for and effectively respond to natural, technological, or human-caused disasters. Find information on these topics and more:
• Emergency Notification System - WarnMe
• Preparation for Disasters (disaster supplies, natural disasters such as earthquakes and wildfires, overseas travel, personal preparedness)
• Wildfire and Air Quality Index
• Training and Education
• Emergency Action Plan / Campus-wide Emergency Operations Plan
|Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)||Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers short-term confidential and free individual psychological counseling and organizational consultation for all faculty, staff, residents, postdocs, and clinical fellows. FSAP will be conducting all therapy sessions via telemental therapy through a HIPAA compliant platform or by phone.|
|Family Services||Family Services offers essential services and resources to help meet the diverse needs of UCSF faculty parents and caregivers. Family support services include UCSF on-site/near-site childcare centers, an in-house childcare referral service, Sittercity (to find sitters/nannies/home help), Years Ahead (for senior care), lactation accommodation program, family education events, discounts for nanny placement services and tutoring/test prep, and a back-up care program for child and/or adult care. The back-up care benefit includes 20 days/academic year of center-based care, in-home care, or virtual tutoring (co-pays apply).|
|Fidelity Retirement Services||Fidelity Retirement Services provides the recordkeeping, communications, and financial education for UC employees for the 403(b), 457(b), and the DC Plan.
To make an appointment, contact:
Joe Hager (Director-Retirement Planner) at [email protected]
Nancy Pargot (Retirement Planner) at [email protected]
|Healthcare Facilitator Program||The Healthcare Facilitator Program provides services to active and retired UC employees, residents/fellows, postdoctoral scholars, and their dependents. Assists with resolving escalated problems involving health plan coverage, access, claims/billing and other complex issues. Provides education and consultation to support health plan selection, increase knowledge of health plan design, the healthcare environment and improve overall health care/health insurance literacy to promote self-sufficiency as a consumer & patient. All services are confidential & free.
Medical Care Options here.
|Lactation Accommodation Program||The UCSF Lactation Accommodation Program is dedicated to helping lactating persons continue to comfortably provide milk after returning to work or school. Whether it’s access to clean comfortable, private lactation rooms on campus, information on your lactation rights, workshop and support groups, policies and support services, free cooler bags, emergency supplies, or discounts on lactation supplies, find it on our website.
For assistance, please contact Family Services Specialist, Caroline Wick, IBCLC at [email protected] or 415.502.3154.
|Office of the Ombuds||Office of the Ombuds provides confidential, informal (off-the-record) and impartial problem-solving services in response to any workplace concern or complaint.|
|Resources for Physicians||As a physician at UCSF Health, your well-being and success are important to our collective success, including the health of our patients, the education of our learners and the breakthroughs we can make in our scientific endeavors. This website provides resources that may be helpful to you along the way.
Resources for Physicians website is available through UCSF computers or VPN.
|UCSF Connect||UCSF Connect is the official online networking platform for members of the UCSF community and is comprised of UCSF students, postdoctoral scholars, alums, faculty, residents, fellows, and staff. There are several benefits of joining the platform for you and your trainees including: advancing career and professional goals by meeting members of the UCSF community who are willing to serve as mentors and provide professional advice, staying informed about UCSF events and professional development opportunities, expanding professional networks, and staying connected with members of the UCSF community. Watch a short video of how the platform can help members of the UCSF community develop meaningful relationships. Signing up is free, takes less than two minutes, and can be done through MyAccess.
For questions or advice on how to get started with UCSF Connect, contact us at [email protected].
|Academic Research Systems||Academic Research Systems offers secure computing environments, tools, consulting services and access to UCSF Clinical data that support researchers.|
|Biospecimen Services Program (BSP)||The Biospecimen Services Program (BSP) facilitates the efficient acquisition, quality control and management of biospecimens at UCSF. BSP provides centralized infrastructure and services for biospecimen processing, QA/QC, and discovery, and supports an acquisition infrastructure to increase the number of high-quality, well-annotated human research biospecimens at UCSF. BSP also facilitates synergy between existing biobanks and research biospecimen handling across the campus community without interfering with disease-group governance of biospecimens and is implementing an enterprise-wide laboratory information management system (LIMS) for biospecimen lifecycle annotation and management.|
|Office of Clinical Trials Activation (OCTA)||Office of Clinical Trials Activation (OCTA) works to improve systems and processes to reduce risk and create efficiencies in conducting clinical research at UCSF, particularly in the areas of clinical research billing and study start up times.|
|Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)||The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is a cross-school, campus-wide institute that provides infrastructure, services, and training to support clinical and translational research at UCSF. These include funding, training, inpatient and outpatient clinic space, recruitment services, expert consultation, and technology products.
• Consultation Services offers consultations in research topics including Biostatistics, Study Design, Data Management and Extraction, and Participant Recruitment.
• Clinical Research Services provides clinical research infrastructure for UCSF investigators across six clinical sites in San Francisco (such as comprehensive adult and pediatric nursing in ambulatory/inpatient setting and a wide range of sample processing services).
• Participant Recruitment Services offers resources, tools, and services for research teams to help meet recruitment goals.
|Clinical Trials Operations (CTO)||The Clinical Trials Operations (CTO) office serves as an institutional steward and advocate for the UCSF clinical trials community. The CTO aims to identify, assess, and prioritize barriers for inclusive and efficient trials, and steward solutions to challenges that adversely impact clinical trials operations.
CTO programs and initiatives include Clinical Research Operations Training, research navigation for study teams, and leveraging the expertise and input of the faculty and staff members of the Clinical Trialist Advisory Committee (CTAC) to identify and promote solutions to challenges that adversely impact clinical trials conduct. As part of the Office of Research leadership, CTO brings high-priority concerns to Campus and Health leadership.
|Contracts and Grants Accounting (CGA)||Contracts and Grants Accounting (CGA) collaborates with Principal Investigators, Research Administrators, the Office of Sponsored Research, other University units and sponsors to advise and provide oversight of the financial, compliance and post award management of sponsored research.|
|Office of Ethics and Compliance||The Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) collaborates with the UCSF community and senior leadership to provide oversight and guidance to compliance functions across the enterprise. Our mission is to foster a culture of compliance, which leads to compliant and ethical behavior across all university functions and activities.|
|Office of Healthcare Compliance and Privacy (OHCP)||The objective of the Office of Healthcare Compliance and Privacy (OHCP) is to safeguard public trust by empowering our UCSF community to uphold the highest legal and ethical standards related to healthcare business integrity and privacy protection. We accomplish this by:
• Promoting decision-making consistent with UC’s organizational values and the Codes of Conduct
• Establishing policies and standards
• Providing education and outreach
• Analyzing and mitigating compliance and privacy risks
More information, visit our internal website for workforce members or our public facing website.
|Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)||Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is comprised of UCSF's Institutional Review Board (IRB), The Human Gamete, Embryo and Stem Cell Research (GESCR) Committee and the Quality Improvement Unit (QIU). The IRB reviews research involving human subjects to ensure the ethical and equitable treatment of those subjects. The QIU provides training and ongoing monitoring of approved human subjects research studies. GESCR functions as the Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee for UCSF.|
|Industry Contracts Division (ICD)||Industry Contracts Division (ICD) helps our researchers’ partner with industry on research and clinical programs; supports and markets UCSF inventions to the commercial world; and provides education and resources to help researchers explore the entrepreneurial potential of their discoveries.|
|Innovation Ventures||Translational technology development and commercialization is a complex process because every project is unique. Innovation Ventures is dedicated to helping the UCSF community navigate those complexities by working up-close with our research faculty to really understand their science. We have a single purpose and that is to support the transition of UCSF innovation out of the lab and into the marketplace as more fully developed therapies, with a greater confidence of success.
Whether evaluating a new discovery, securing funding, seeking external partnerships, or starting new companies, Innovation Ventures is here to facilitate protection, development, and commercialization of novel and valuable healing inventions.
|Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS)||Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) is a world-class educational, service and research organization that harnesses UCSF’s scientific strengths to train global health leaders of tomorrow and develop solutions to today’s most pressing health challenges. We support tools and resources spanning UCSF and the UC system fostering global endeavors, including the Global Projects Database, a Faculty Affiliation Program, a consultation service, and a Global Research Compliance HUB.|
|Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP)||ACUP administers the faculty committee (IACUC) that reviews all research proposals utilizing animal subjects. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) provides training to researchers on humane methods of animal handling and laboratory techniques; conducts post approval monitoring of research activities to ensure the highest standards for animal health and welfare are met.|
|Office of Sponsored Research (OSR)||The mission of the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is to promote, support, strengthen and grow the research, clinical and education enterprise of UCSF. OSR provides expert administrative support to all researchers, from proposal development, to award negotiation and acceptance for contracts, grants, and fellowships from government, non-profit, and industry sponsors. In addition to research, OSR supports a wide variety of sponsored projects and business contracts such as training affiliations and clinical professional service agreements. We partner with a range of administrative units to provide seamless sponsored project support. For more information, visit our website.|
|Research Development Office (RDO)||Committed to UCSF’s research excellence and championing values of equity, diversity and inclusion in research, the Research Development Office (RDO) partners with faculty, administration staff, and leadership partners, to facilitate extramural research funding, increase institutional competitiveness, foster research relationships, and drive innovation. The RDO achieves these aims through several key programs:
• Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which manages the dissemination, submission, review, and award of a wide variety of intramural research seed funding opportunities, totaling ~ $6M per year.
• Limited Submission Program (LSP), which manages the dissemination, solicitation, and selection of proposals for ~120 limited submission funding opportunities (with the award potential of ~$120M per year).
• Large Grant Development Program (LGDP), which supports proposal development for large, multi- investigator project grants, typically supporting the submission of a total combined budget of over $400M annually.
• Team Science Program (TSP) and Special Strategic Projects (SSP), which foster and facilitate institutional research initiatives and scientific collaborations between internal and external research teams, including developing and managing ~$3-4M per year in research grants.
Research-Related Resources Symposium
In 2018 and 2019, the Research Development Office hosted a Research-Related Resources (3Rs) Symposium, and these were recorded. These recordings highlight many of the UCSF research-related services and resources that are listed on this FDD webpage.
|Research Resource Program (RRP)||The Research Resource Program (RRP) supports core research facilities and complementary shared resources at UCSF. Commonly known as Cores, these operations provide efficient access to instrumentation, services, and expertise to scientific and clinical investigators. UCSF researchers can access state-of-the-art equipment and expert services using the online platform, iLab, at affordable rates. Search available core facilities here or write to [email protected] for more information.
RRP Website: https://rrp.ucsf.edu>
|UCSF Rosenman Institute||The UCSF Rosenman Institute is a community of healthcare stakeholders that are committed to supporting health technology entrepreneurs as they move innovations forward to improve patient outcome. We serve the health technology ecosystem at UCSF and throughout California. We welcome anyone from the UCSF community to attend our seminar series, which hosts pragmatic talks on operational know-how to help entrepreneurs commercialize their technology. We also host The Health Technology Podcast and founded the MedTech Venture Partners I, LLP, a fund that focuses on early-stage investment in health technology startups.
Entrepreneurial faculty are encouraged to connect with us and take advantage of our programs and resources, which can include introductions to C-level leaders, advising on pitch presentations and business strategy, and more!
To learn more and subscribe to our mailing list, visit https://rosenmaninstitute.org or email us at [email protected]
|Advance/OATS||Advance – UCSF’s web-based appointment and advancement system for faculty and non-faculty academic employees.
For more information, visit Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs - Online Systems.
To access the system, visit UCSF Advance.
OATS – UC's system-wide conflict of commitment application for faculty reporting of outside professional activities.
For more information, visit Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs - Online Systems.
To access the system, visit UCSF OATS.
|Educational Technology Services (ETS)||Educational Technology Services (ETS) is the central campus resource for classroom reservations and technical support. They operate the automated lecture capture system Mediasite and provide Zoom video conferencing consulting and event support, from meetings in classrooms, to online Webinars. ETS provides Video production services on-site in an HD studio, on-location, and editing services. ETS also provides AV engineering consultation and solutions for conference room build-outs.|
|Information Technology (IT)||Information Technology (IT) provides end to end information technology management, consulting, support, and centralized infrastructure services (Service Desk, Desktop field services, email, wireless, telecommunications) to UCSF, as well as a full range of technical consulting help.|
|School of Medicine Technology Services (SOM Tech)||School of Medicine Technology Services (SOM Tech) supports healthcare and academic leaders in advancing today’s most innovative digital projects and incubating new programs. We provide leadership, advocacy, and management across the School of Medicine’s technology spectrum, from research to development to data security. Our broad technology expertise, deep knowledge of the UCSF ecosystem, and human-centered approach give us a unique ability to help take ideas further, faster.|
|Academic Senate||Represents the interests of the faculty in the shared governance of UCSF. The Academic Senate facilities faculty participation in campus governance through committee participation in areas related to education, academic promotions, research, campus finances, and faculty welfare.
COVID-19 Relief Fund/Chancellor's Funds:
Each academic year, the Senate offers awards ranging from Conference Registration Grants (education/research foci), Faculty Learning & Development awards, COVID Relief Awards and others. Awards launch for application in early 2023.
|Office of Communications||The Office of Communications informs and empowers audiences with stories about UCSF’s mission to advance health worldwide. We collaborate with researchers, educators, clinicians, and other health care professionals to promote the discoveries and innovations of one of the world’s leading health sciences universities.
We also partner with the Office of Community & Government Relations on advocacy efforts that drive engagement in the issues that matter to our campus and clinical enterprise.
|Student Success Center / Student Life||The Student Success Center (SSC) is located at the Parnassus campus in Millberry Union West. This is a great resource for faculty to refer students to the SSC for assistance and support in the following areas: Basic Needs and Food Security, First Generation Services, Learning Resource Services, Office of Career and Professional Development, Registered Campus Organizations, Student Disability Services, Student Government, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Synapse, the student run newspaper, and Student Veteran and Military Support Services.
The Student Success Center Office is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed for lunch daily between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. If you need assistance, email: [email protected].
|Space at UCSF / UCSF Real Estate||Curious about how space is managed at UCSF? Want to know more about the construction at Parnassus Heights, or long-term plans for changes at all campus locations? Space at UCSF and UCSF Real Estate provide information and resources about work space at UCSF, including Open Plan Design and current renovation and construction projects, as well as information about campus planning, construction, leased space, and policies that guide decision-making.|
|Supply Chain Management||Supply Chain Management is in the business of helping UCSF faculty, staff and students acquire the goods and services they need to shape the future of health. Of interest to faculty:
• Financial Operations –accounts payable, disbursements, travel, meeting and entertainment, quality assurance, supplier management, card programs, operational support
• Logistics - moves and installations, large equipment receiving, assembly and delivery, mail and package delivery, large item and boxed storage, gas and alcohol sales, surplus property disposal, freezer storage
• Business Systems – BearBuy, MyExpense, ASCTrac, Connexxus,Transcepta
|Office of Sustainability||Office of Sustainability is your central source for engaging with faculty, students and staff around critical efforts in sustainability and climate health at UCSF. We provide outreach, collaborations, and education on energy, waste, toxics, food, water, and other topics to help all of us live and work more sustainably. We rely on everyone doing their part to help us meet UC-wide carbon neutrality goals by 2025.Visit us on the web:
Sign up for our monthly LivingGreen newsletter, to keep up on Sustainability issues and/or the Climate Health Newsletter for climate health advancements at UCSF.
|University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR)||The UCSF Foundation and the Office of University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) are responsible for fostering and strengthening campus outreach efforts to UCSF constituents and for garnering private support for the campus. In raising private support, UDAR identifies, qualifies, solicits, and stewards donors for the schools, medical center, departments, and programs on campus; accepts and administers all private gifts to the university through the Regents or the UCSF Foundation; and manages all alumni relations activities, campus support group activities and campus events.
https://giving.ucsf.edu | https://alumni.ucsf.edu