Anonymous Gift Announcement

Photo of Dr. Jennifer Lucero in the lab

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care has received a $2,000,000 donation from an anonymous donor to establish an endowment that will fund the Patricia Sander Awards for Anesthesia Researchers. UCSF has long been a national leader in driving anesthesia research that improves the quality of patient care. Two Patricia Sander Awards will be given every two years—one for a junior faculty member and the other for a mid-career faculty member who are conducting promising research. Faculty will be invited to apply for the awards in a similar fashion as they do for the Department Research Awards. The Patricia Sander Award Committee members will be Drs. Helen Kim, Jacqueline Leung, Romain Pirracchio, and Michael Gropper. The Department and the donor are particularly interested in using the awards to help mitigate the challenges faced by early- and mid-career faculty members trying to balance the demands of work and home life. Supporting these individuals at this critical juncture of their academic careers will maximize their chances of academic success. We are very thankful that this donor has recognized and supports our academic mission.