Sam Hawgood, M.D., was named dean of the University of California at San Francisco's School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs. He will receive a compensation package valued at $645,475, which includes a base salary of $450,000, according to a news release. Hawgood, 56, had been serving as interim dean since former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, M.D., was dismissed in December 2007. Kessler remains on the UCSF faculty as a professor of pediatrics. Hawgood has spent his entire professional career at UCSF, according to the release. He joined the neonatology faculty in 1984 after receiving his M.B.B.S. degree—the Australian equivalent of an M.D.—from the University of Queensland. At UCSF, he has also held the positions of pediatrics department chairman, UCSF Children's Hospital physician-in-chief, UCSF Medical Group president, and neonatology division chief. Hawgood currently holds the position of UCSF Cardiovascular Institute associate director and will continue in that position, the release said. In addition, Hawgood leads research on lung biology and pulmonary diseases and received a $1.83 million National Institutes of Health grant to help fund these efforts.
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