UCSF Emeriti Faculty Association

Report of activities, Oct 2015-April 2016


Membership and SupportThe 2015-16 membership in the Association totals 136. Membership fees are waived for new members. In addition to membership fees, UCSF EFA receives financial support from the UCSF Provost’s office. Logistic support and publication services are provided by the Alumni University Development and Alumni Relations Office. The venue for all EFA events is the UCSF Alumni and Faculty House.

EMERITIDINGS                                                                                  EFA’s newsletter EMERITIDINGS is issued online 3 times per year. The newsletter features announcements of upcoming programs sponsored by the EFA, campus and system-wide developments of interest to retired faculty, proceedings of system-wide Council meetings, and information about competitive research grants and awards available to emeriti.

Luncheon meetings and speakers

The UCSF EFA sponsors 3 free speaker/luncheons annually.

On Oct. 9, 2015, Jon B. Eisenberg, J.D., member of the advisory board for the Northern California Chapter of Compassion & Choices, presented a lecture on “California’s End of Life Legislation“. Counsel Eisenberg described the current status of legislation that would provide access to life-ending medication for terminally ill Californians. 
On February 12, 2016, Sharon Kaufman, PhD, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF, spoke on Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments, Longer Lives, Where to Draw the Line.Professor Kaufman discussed how the present structure of the health care system determines what happens to patients, doctors and families. The next EAF luncheon is scheduled

 for May 27, 2015. Our speaker will be Alexander K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH. Professor Smith is in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at UCSF. He will speak on Twitter to Tenure: Social Media and Academics.


UCSF Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award

The following UCSF emeriti received 2016-18 Dickson Emeritus Professorship Awards:

Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman, RN, MS, PhD, FAAN, School of Nursing

James E. Cleaver, PhD, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy

John Gordon Frierson, MD, School of Medicine


CUCEA Bio-bibliographic Survey, 2012-2015: Results from UCSF        

Participation by UCSF emeriti has nearly doubled since 2012, rising from 47 to 87.  UCSF emeriti comprised 5.4% of the UC total; 28% retired in the past 5 years; 27% continue teaching; 49% have served as mentors, 50% participated in campus- or departmental service; 48% volunteered or performed community service outside of UCSF.         

Clinical: 32% continue with clinical work, 71% maintain licenses.

Research in retirement: 47% have academic publications or presentations in progress, 24% have published more than 4 papers, 24% have received extramural funding  from $2,500 to $3,000,000 (average $715,469).  Contributions: 48% contributed cash, in-kind goods, services, or bequests.


Legacy Project

The UCSF EFA launched the Legacy Project in Winter 2015 to trace the contemporary history of UCSF through videotaped personal experiences and perceptions of emeriti. The uncut interviews are preserved in the Oral History Collection of the UCSF Library Archive for use in scholarly research, teaching, and productions of documentary films and media. A professionally edited 10-minute segment will be available for instructional purposes and accessible to the general public.  A graduate course based on the legacy materials is planned, tracking the evolution of UCSF from a traditional medical school to a leading biomedical research center.


Current Officers and Representatives                                

President:                                              Michael Thaler MD

Vice President:                                    Robert Levin, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP

Secretary:                                             Peter Ralston MD

Treasurer:                                             Calvin Zippin ScD

Representative to Faculty Welfare:         Michael Winter PharmD

Representative to CUCEA:                  Ernest Newbrun DMD,PhD

Louis Gutierrez, Manager, Alumni Faculty House