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UCSF’s School of Medicine dean named interim chancellor
San Francisco Chronicle

The UC regents on Thursday appointed an interim chancellor for UCSF.

Dr. Sam Hawgood, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, will take over from outgoing Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann on April 1. Desmond-Hellmann announced last month that she was leaving the campus to become chief executive of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Hawgood, 61, came to UCSF as a research fellow in 1982. His research and clinical focus is in pediatrics, and he was physician in chief of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital before being named dean of the medical school in 2007.