The key to any translational medicine initiative is to make sure the advances of the laboratory are finding their way into the lives of patients. The University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is a well-funded initiative bringing research and patient care together.
As modern science continues to spawn ever more dramatic discoveries about human health, researchers are increasingly encouraged to find the practical applications that can improve people’s lives. This movement, known as translational medicine for its effort to translate laboratory discoveries into patient medications and therapies, is alive and growing at UCSF.
As an educational institution focused on the health sciences, UCSF is integrating translational medicine into all of its schools. UCSF’s world-class training programs deliver a cutting-edge curriculum to budding scientists, researchers and health professionals.