Philanthropy plays a crucial role in supporting the activities of the Division of Infectious Diseases. The faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases provide the best possible care to our patients, conduct leading-edge research and train the next generation of medical professionals. Your gift to the Division of Infectious Diseases will allow us to continue this commitment to excellence.

The mission of the UCSF Division of Infectious Diseases is to change the course of deadly diseases through research advances, clinical excellence, and compassionate care. Through our prestigious fellowship programs, we educate the next generation of infectious diseases professionals in shaping the future of diseases. Our faculty publish medical journals and advise decision-makers at the highest levels. We are committed to bringing discoveries to vulnerable and underserved communities in San Francisco and around the world.

Private support is vital to every aspect of our work. Philanthropy helps us recruit the most outstanding faculty and trainees. Gifts from individuals and foundations play a vital role in enhancing our patient care, sustaining our teaching, training, and research mission. Your generosity is the path that leads to future discoveries of diseases and cure.

For a look at what some of our researchers are currently investigating, please see below:

  • Dr. Lisa WinstonLisa Winston, SFGH's Hospital Epidemiologist, is featured in this story regarding whooping cough vaccinations for all pregnant women. The advice comes as an unprecedented number of cases of the highly contagious disease have been reported this year.

  • XIX International AIDS Conference - Washington DC July 22-27, 2012: Dr. Diane Havlir, Chief of the HIV/AIDS Division at SFGH, is US co-chair of this historic conference. This will be the first time in 22 years the U.S. will again host this conference, thanks to the removal of the U.S. travel ban against HIV+ persons.

For a look at some awards that our faculty has recently won, please see below:

  • Dr. Harry Hollander Harry Hollander was honored as the recipient of the Distinction in Teaching Award for 2012 for faculty in the “Over Five Years” category.

  • Congratulations to Drs. Henry (Chip) Chambers and Harry Lampiris for being awarded the title of “Master Clinician” at UCSF in 2011.
  • Dr. Brian SchwartzCongratulations to Dr. Brian Schwartz for his induction as a new member of the Academy of Medical Educators in August 2012.

How You Can Help

There are a variety of ways to support the UCSF Division of Infectious Diseases: pledges; outright gifts; planned giving options; including trusts and bequests; and endowed giving opportunities. Gifts and pledges may support current programs, establish or continue to support a named endowment or provide capital improvements.

For further information about giving to the Division of Infectious Diseases, visit Support UCSF or please contact:

Olivia Herbert
Executive Director of Development, UCSF
220 Montgomery Street, 5th Floor
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94104

Office Tel: (415) 476-9878
Fax: (415) 476-3264