UCSF NEWS CENTER -- Project manager Heather Nichols has been with UCSF since 2001, starting when she was a full-time student at San Francisco State University, and has worked in various campus offices before landing in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in 2015. Her job description focuses on managing projects for quality, safety and operations activities, but she has taken on a number of supplemental roles.
“Because of her skills and passion, she is frequently called upon by faculty leadership for various projects which often involve activity outside the department. Her motivation and performance is not self-serving, but rather she seeks to improve performance on measures that will enhance patient experience and care,” said Mary Bobel, chief administrative officer of radiology and biomedical imaging, in nominating Nichols. “Heather has an outstanding reputation in the department and serves as a ‘go to’ person because the radiology faculty and staff recognize that she is committed to the values of UCSF and will drive a project to completion.”