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What's been the key to your success at UCSF?
Biftu Mengesha, MD
Clinical Fellow in Family Planning
"Incredible mentorship, inspiring leaders and amazing colleagues."
Student Life and Dev. Specialist
Collaboration and utilizing everyone’s strengths to reach our goals.
Client Services Manager, UCSF Cancer Resource Center
“Freedom to explore creative approaches and to create wonderful working relationships.”
Caroline Hill, LCSW
Pediatric Rheumatology Social Worker, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
"I work with incredibly talented colleagues and medical providers who share a common mission to improve the lives of our pediatric patients and families. I’ve also had wonderful mentors!"
Program Coordinator, Positive Health Program, ZSFG
"My success at UCSF is due to collaboration with our community partners."
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Interventional Radiology
"While competition can be a thrilling and effective motivator, we can achieve infinitely more with cooperation."
Operations Manager, MS in Healthcare Administration & Interprofessional Leadership Program
"Actively engaging in UCSF’s community - rich in culture and abundant opportunities."
Rana E. Barar, MPH
Project Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
“Loving what I do – not only the big picture, but also the day-to-day. And amazing colleagues!”
Director of Staffing and Strategic Operations for Global Health Sciences
“Having opportunities to think creatively and implement changes in my organization.”
Facilities Director, West Campus/Parnassus Campus
Click Cesar's name to hear what he has to say about being greatful.
Project Analyst, UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
Kay Wallis, MPH
Special Projects Manager, Curry International Tuberculosis Center
"A wonderful collaboration of dedicated, creative, and supportive team members, led by a director who gives us the flexibility and independence to contribute our best work."
Dean’s Office Manager & Communications Analyst, School of Pharmacy
“The amazing people at every level of the organization (past and present) who inspire, encourage and mentor me.”
Director, Clinical Communications, Public Affairs
"An amazing variety of fascinating, thoughtful and brilliant people whose personal level of excellence challenges all of us to rise to a higher level in the work we do; That and a willingness to jump in and try new things – my supervisors’ willingness to let me – has been key to my success here."
Manager, Special Projects, Office of Medical Education
Program Manager, Division of General Internal Medicine
"Collaborative colleagues, inspirational mentors, and our shared commitment to excellence, compassion, and inclusion."
Karen Yuan, BS
Finance Manager, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine
Administrative Assistant, Student Life
"Cultivate gratitude! Hold joy and gratitude in your heart. Be respectful, be passionate about what you do every moment, and provide a sense of belonging."
Administrative Operations Coordinator, UCSF Housing Services
“I am grateful to be a part of the UCSF community. My colleagues here help me learn, grow and be better every day.”
Stacy N. Jackson
Director, Financial Services & Administration, University Development and Alumni Relations
“Collaboration and patience.”
Executive Assistant, Healthforce Center at UCSF
"To Be Successful One Must Fall In Love With Their Work."
Operations Manager, Otolaryngology
"Having an appreciation for the nuances of each of the roles I’ve had at UCSF and understanding how they fit into the overall mission."
Administrative Specialist, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
“Hard work, and embracing the power of networking.”
Senior Director, Strategic Communications, University Relations
Since joining the staff at UCSF in 1994, Cisneros has served in a variety of communications roles, including director of emergency communications, editor-in-chief of UCSF.edu and assistant director of internal communications.
Clinic Manager, UCSF Pediatric Dentistry
Joseph has been working at UCSF since 2002 and in pediatrics since 2006. In addition to the pediatrics department, he previously worked as the clinic manager for orthodontics for many years.
Director, Academic & Staff Personnel, UCSF School of Dentistry
"Working with great people who provide opportunities for me to learn, grow and take on new challenges."
Internal Communications and Training, Department of Neurology
"I have a wonderful team and an extended network of colleagues throughout UCSF."
Division Analyst, Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences
"Amazing colleagues who encourage me to use my strengths and talents."
Research Services Coordinator, Vice Chancellor Research
"The support from bright and like-minded colleagues has helped contribute to my success."
Clinic Education Coordinator, Osher Center For Integrative Medicine
"Inspiration and accepting that I am important no matter how small a role I think I have in the continuum of healthcare."
Marisa McFarlane, MA
Education/Special Projects Coordinator
"Collaboration, mentorship, curiosity, professional development, and a great deal of hard work are all vital to my success at UCSF."
Analyst II - Supervisor, Prenatal Diagnosis Center
"Empathy, assertiveness, commitment, integrity and team effort have been the key to my success at UCSF."
Byron Decuire, RRT III
Clinical Supervisor, Respiratory Care Services, ZSFG, Department of Anesthesia
Click Byron's name to read the the poem he wrote to express how he was transformed by the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.
Renyea M. Colvin, MPH, CHES
Family PACT Health Educator, California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC)
"Staying motivate to take advantage of many opportunities for development that are available at UCSF while always remaining committed to the cause of advancing health."
Analyst to the Chair, UCSF School of Nursing
“My success stems from my optimism, aspirations and mentors who challenge my potential and invigorate my resilience for a higher standard”