The UCSF Emeriti Faculty Association held three very interesting general meetings in the past several months;  following are the speakers and their topics:


Š      Michael Thaler. MD- Early Human Research at UCSF:  Rise and Fall of the “Laboratory for Experimental Oncology”and Genesis of the Nuremberg Doctrine

Š      Susan Fisher, Ph.D-  Embryonic Stem Cell and Trophoblast Differentiation In Humans

Š      Leslie Z. Benet, PhD- Individualized Patient Drug Dosing: How Much is Reality?  How Much is Hype?


We are pleased to report that the 2010-11 Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorships Award was awarded to four worthy Emeriti Professors:


Š      Dilworth Cannon, MD- Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Š      Nancy Byl, PhD PT - Department of Physical Therapy & Rehab Science

Š      Ernest Newbrun, PhD DMD- Department of Cell and Tissue Biology

Š      Edward Sickles, MD-Department of Rradiology and Biomedical



      Recipients of other prestigious awards included the following:


Š      Melvin Grumbach, MD – UCSF Medal

Š      Roger Ketcham, PhD-  Gordon and Joanne Dow gave a  $200,000 gift to create a scholarship in honor of Roger Ketcham

Š      Henry J. (Peter) Ralston- The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators  presented the first annual Legacy Award to Henry Ralston


The Executive Committee of the UCSF Emeriti Faculty Association met after each general meeting.  At these meetings, we hear reports from the Academic Senate Committee, Faculty Welfare Committee, CUCEA, and the Treasurer, and to plan speakers for our general meetings, and other business.

Our main concern has been the recruitment of new members.  Membership in the Association has been significantly reduced to 68 paid-up members. We are embarking on a campaign to gain new members and retaining old members.  The use of the internet to communicate to the membership in lieu of mailing hard copy of Emeritidings, our Newsletter announcing the general meetings, may have contributed to the fall in membership.  We will mail notices to join the Association with return envelopes to current, prospective, and former members in an effort to increase membership.