2016 From the President: Two AUPN members to step down from their positions at UCSF

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From the President of the AUPN

The Dean of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced the intention of two AUPN members to step down from their Chair roles in the next year:  Drs. Stephen Hauser and Donna Ferriero. 

Stephen Hauser, MD, announced that he will step down no later than June 30, 2017, after 25 years as Chair.  The Department of Neurology has flourished under the leadership of Dr. Hauser. Since his appointment, the department has grown from 32 to over 190 faculty and become a national leader in research, education and patient care. In 2011, the department ascended to the #1 ranking in NIH funding amongst all neurology departments nationwide and has remained in this position for six consecutive years. The department has some of the strongest and most sought-after residency and fellowship programs nationwide.

As Dr. Hauser transitions from his role leading the Department of Neurology, his talent and foresight will continue to benefit the University in his new appointment as the director of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences (WIN)

Donna Ferriero, MD, announced that she will step down as chair and retire on June 30, 2017, after seven years as Chair.  As Chair, Dr. Ferriero led the Department of Pediatrics to its new home in Mission Hall, opened a new hospital, and grew its faculty with new relationships with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Washington Hospital, UCSF Fresno and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP).

Dr. Ferriero will continue her research and teaching and has been awarded an 8-year grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for her laboratory research program in neonatal brain injury mechanisms. She will also continue to oversee her clinical research in neonatal brain imaging with James Barkovich, MD.

Please join me in congratulating Drs. Hauser and Ferriero for their many contributions and accomplishments and wish them well with their next chapters. 


Thank you,

Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc
President AUPN 

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