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Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky: My First Year with UC Davis Health

July has had special significance for UC Davis Health leadership:

First, David Lubarsky marked his first-year anniversary as vice chancellor of Human Health Sciences and chief executive officer of UC Davis Health. Then, new deans came on board: Allison Brashear at the School of Medicine and Stephen Cavanagh at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. See below for a story and video from a welcome reception for the new deans, and profiles of both.


At midmonth, Lubarsky posted a video (above) and a report reflecting on his first year at UC Davis Health (he started July 2, 2018) and looking forward to the next.

“The culture here is one of kindness, compassion and excellence,” Lubarsky wrote. “It doesn’t need an overhaul. It needs a new strategic direction to take all that’s been built and adapt it for a future that is as exciting as it is inevitable.”

His one-year anniversary report is in two parts:

Meet the new deans

‘Embracing our future’

“And so we begin the next phase,” Lubarsky said July 22 at the morning reception where he introduced the deans on their first day of work. “Bringing in new blood constantly is key to the life blood of an academic organization. It gets new thinking, it gets new teamwork, it gets new ideas really out there and into circulation, and lets us embrace our future.”

Brashear and Cavanagh will work jointly and with Lubarsky to develop models around integrated care delivery and advanced practice for both their disciplines.

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