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Stephen Hauser: Establishing the Sandler Neurosciences Center at UCSF

Hauser, Stephen
Meeker, Martin
Stephen Hauser: Establishing the Sandler Neurosciences Center at UCSF
Stephen L. Hauser, M.D. is a graduate of MIT and Harvard Medical School. He trained in internal medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and in immunology at Harvard Medical School and the Institute Pasteur in Paris, France, and was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School before moving to UCSF in 1992. A neuroimmunologist, Dr. Hauser’s research has advanced our understanding of the genetic basis, immune mechanisms, and treatment of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Hauser is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Physicians, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has served as President of the American Neurological Association and President of the Medical Staff at UCSF. In 2016, Dr. Hauser was appointed as Director of the new UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. In this interview, Dr. Hauser discusses the following topics: education in science and medicine; neurosciences at UCSF; engaging with Herb and Marion Sandler; the support of scientific research by the Sandlers, culminating in the building of the Sandler Neurosciences Center at UCSF in 2012.
Subject area(s):
Science, Technology, and Health
Interview date(s):
Marion and Herbert Sandler
Stephen Hauser, “Stephen Hauser: Establishing the Sandler Neurosciences Center at UCSF,” Marion and Herbert Sandler Oral History Project, conducted by Martin Meeker in 2018, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2019.