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Sam Hawgood became UCSF’s 10th chancellor in July 2014, and as chancellor, was appointed the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor. He had served as dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs since September 2009 after having served as interim dean beginning in December 2007.
In addition to his distinguished career at UCSF, where he also was chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, he has an international reputation in 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. Chancellor Hawgood joined UCSF as a research fellow in 1982, and two years later, he started his own laboratory, which focused on the proteins associated with pulmonary surfactant. Chancellor Hawgood’s scientific contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, publications, and invitations to present in national and international forums.