School Space Committees and Policies

UCSF School of Medicine Space Governance

The School of Medicine (SOM) Space Committee is an advisory body to the Dean. The Committee's focus is on aligning the SOM's space policies at all levels of the organization with the School's and UCSF's mission and strategic goals. While the Committee provides counsel and recommendations about these matters to the Dean, decision making authority resides with the Dean.

The Committee is tasked with providing counsel and recommendations to the Dean on principles, processes, and issues regarding space management for all school space, such as space designations for emerging research programs, reassignment of released space, and criteria to evaluate space productivity. Service on this Committee requires members to be open to a broad range of ideas, to think at an institutional level, and to act upon the decisions that come out of the Committee discussions.

Within the School of Medicine, Departments are responsible for managing the space assigned to them. Space assignments are not permanent.

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School of Medicine Space Committee Members*

Chair: Bruce Wintroub, Vice Dean, School of Medicine


Basis Science Department Chairs/Organized Research Unit Directors:
Shelley Adler, PhD, Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Joanne Spetz
, PhD, Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies
Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences
Lewis Lanier, PhD, Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Wendell Lim, MD, Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Jeremy Reiter, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Clinical Department Chairs
Michael Gropper, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Anesthesia
Andy Josephson, MD, Chair, Department of Neurology
Stephen McLeod, MD, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Amy Murtha, MD, Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Catherine Park, MD, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, Chair, Department of Surgery
Bob Wachter, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine


Department Administrator
Arnetha Whitmore, Chief Administrative Officer, Center of Regeneration Medicine, Institute for Human Genetics


ZSFG Representative
Margaret Damiano, Associate Dean for Administration, ZSFG


Ex Officio Committee Members
Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, Dean, School of Medicine
Dave Morgan, Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Maye Chrisman, Vice Dean for Administration and Finance, School of Medicine
Sue Carlisle, MD, PhD, Vice Dean for ZSFG
Karin Wong, Director of Space Strategy, School of Medicine


*Updated November 2021

UCSF School of Nursing Space Use Guidelines

The UCSF School of Nursing Dean's Council developed and approved space use guidelines effective January 2019. Download the guidelines

UCSF School of Pharmacy Space Guidelines

Members of the School of Pharmacy Space Committee are listed below. Download SOP space guidelines.

Fran Aweeka, Professor, Chemical Pharmacy
Michael Fischbach, Associate Professor, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Matt Jacobson, Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Michael Nordberg, Chair of Committee, Associate Dean, Finance and Administration