People

Daniel Lowenstein, MD

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
(EVCP)

Dr. Daniel H. Lowenstein is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the Robert B. and Ellinor Aird Professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Director of Physician-Scientist and Education Training Programs for the UCSF School of Medicine.

Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH

Vice Chancellor for Research
Medicine

The focus of my research program is the genetics and epidemiology of human autoimmune disease, particularly rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). My research unit has devoted substantial effort to the performance of genome wide association (GWA) and other genetics studies, which have led to the identification of over 30 genes that contribute to risk and outcome of these disorders.

Mark Freiberg

Executive Director
EH&S

Jennifer Grandis, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor, Clinical Research
Clinical and Translational Research

Jennifer R. Grandis, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS), and she is the Associate Vice Chancellor—Clinical and Translational Research (AVC-CTR) at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, and she completed her internship from the same institution. Dr. Grandis completed both a residency and an Infectious Disease fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr.

Gretchen Kiser, PhD

Director
Research Development Office

Dr. Gretchen Kiser is the Executive Director of the Research Development Office (RDO) at the University of California San Francisco.

Elizabeth Sinclair, PhD

Director
Research Resource Program

Director - Core Immunology Laboratory (CIL)
Division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine- San Francisco General Hospital

Brian Smith

Associate Vice Chancellor
Research Infrastructure and Operations

Brian is the associate vice chancellor for research infrastructure and operations. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, management, and oversight of several key components of our enterprise: sponsored research; laboratory animal resource center; and environment, health and safety. Responsibilities also include initiatives such as CHORI integration; research supply chain management advisory group; and occupational health & wellness advisory committee.

Winona Ward

Director
Office of Sponsored Research