The Michael Page, PhD, Research Symposium

Celebrating the
10th Anniversary of the UCSF Discovery Fellows Program

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
5:00 p.m. Pacific time


Featuring select presentations by fifth-year Discovery Fellows

UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
(Inside the William J. Rutter Center)
Fisher Banquet Room and Terrace
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco


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Sam Hawgood Portrait

Sam Hawgood, MBBS

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UCSF Chancellor
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

Sam Hawgood, MBBS, became UCSF’s 10th chancellor in July 2014. He previously served as dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs. In addition to his four-decade distinguished career at UCSF, he is renowned internationally for neonatology research. A native of Australia, Chancellor Hawgood earned his medical degree with first-class honors from the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He trained in pediatrics as a resident and specialized in neonatology as a fellow.

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Nicquet Blake

Nicquet Blake, PhD

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Dean, UCSF Graduate Division
Vice Provost, Student Academic Affairs

Dr. Blake is a leading voice on issues of equity and diversity in higher education. She previously served as senior associate dean for admissions and student affairs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSA). At UTHSA, she expanded recruitment efforts to attract students from historically underrepresented backgrounds and gained financial support for retaining, supporting, and nurturing a more diverse student body. Dr. Blake earned her master's degree in biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her doctorate in neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis.