Dr. Ernest Newbrun, Professor Emeritus of Oral Biology at UCSF has served as Chairman of the Council of University of California Emeriti Associations (CUCEA) from September 2010 through June 30, 2012.
CUCEA represents emeriti faculty from all UC campuses on issues of pensions, health and retirement benefits. The Chair is ex officio a member of the UC Faculty Welfare Committee and of the UC Retirement System Advisory Board.
On the occasion of his completion of his term of office, Dr. Newbrun received a certificate of appreciation and a letter from President Yudof thanking him for "invaluable service over the past two years", and for providing "an important perspective to the Board’s discussions, especially during a time when significant retirement benefit changes were reviewed."
"Retirement" is hardly the word to describe Dr. Newbrun, who accepted Voluntary Early Retirement Plan (VERIP) III in 1994, but has continued to serve the University of California in many capacities. He directed a training grant for students in professional schools from 1980 to 2005, which offered mentored research opportunities to over 300 dental students, some of whom went on to pursue academic careers. This was the longest continually-funded NIH grant in the UCSF School of Dentistry at UCSF. From 1994 to 1997 he served on the committee of UC Education Abroad Program. From 2006 to 2010 he was President of UCSF Emeriti Faculty Association.
Dr. Ernest Newbrun (right) receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Dr. Shane White (UCLA), Vice-Chair University of California Retirement System Advisory Board, acting on behalf of President Yudof