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Molecular Biologist Wins European Prize for Women Innovators

March 11, 2014 Laura van ‘t Veer, PhD, was honored this week as one of the top female scientific innovators in Europe, winning one of the 2014 European Union Prizes for Women Innovators.

UCSF Catalyst Awards Program Announces Winners, New Industry Partners

March 07, 2014 In its fourth year of supporting early translational research, the Catalyst Awards program wrapped up its Fall 2013 cycle with nine finalists presenting their research ideas to industry and academic experts in research, product development and commercialization.

Associate Vice Chancellor of Research to Leave UCSF

January 21, 2014 Clay Johnston, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, is leaving UCSF at the end of February to become the inaugural dean of the Dell School of Medicine at The University of Texas at Austin.

Helping Women Make Informed Decisions About Reproductive Health

October 02, 2012 Although it’s proven that contraception prevents pregnancy, it’s also clear that many women who don’t want to get pregnant don’t use or don’t have access to contraception. Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS, a family physician based at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, used implementation science to help women navigate this issue.

Implementation Science Q & A With Program Director Ralph Gonzales

October 02, 2012 Ralph Gonzales, MD, a professor in the UCSF School of Medicine, and director of the Implementation Science program at UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, answers frequenlty asked questions about the growing field of implementation science.

Tracking and Treating Tuberculosis in Developing Countries

October 02, 2012 A patient in rural Uganda is diagnosed with tuberculosis but never begins treatment. In Vietnam, someone with infectious TB might never be diagnosed because the health center is too far away. Adithya Cattamanchi, MD, is working to address challenges in Uganda and Vietnam by applying techniques of implementation science.

Enabling Science Advances at UCSF

August 08, 2012 UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute is helping UCSF investigators connect with other experts in fields ranging from global health and biostatistics to study design, regulatory knowledge and participant recruitment.

Expert to Talk About Neurological Basis of Pain and Its Control

March 27, 2012 The UCSF community is invited to hear Allan Basbaum's lecture, “The Neurological Basis of Pain and Its Control,” on April 17 as part of the Second Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science.

UCSF Translational Science Institute Expands Board of Directors

March 12, 2012 UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Instiute has expanded its board of directors to focus on accountability and to reflect the interests of the broader University community.

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann Featured on BioCentury This Week

December 13, 2011 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, former president for product development at Genentech, is featured in a video interview for BioCentury Publications Inc., a major biopharmaceutical news media source, which first aired online on Dec. 11.

NAS Report Calls for Building Biomedical Knowledge Network to Drive Precision Medicine

November 18, 2011 A National Academy of Sciences committee co-chaired by UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, recommends the creation of a Google maps-like data network that could transform the future of medical discovery, diagnosis and treatment.

Chancellor Outlines Three-Year Plan for UCSF

October 04, 2011 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann on Tuesday outlined a new vision for UCSF — to be the world's preeminent health sciences innovator — as part of a three-year plan.

CTSI Research Award Helps Move Promise to Product at UCSF

September 19, 2011 Faculty are encouraged to apply for the T1 Translational Catalyst Award, which is designed to help drive promising, early-stage research through the lengthy and complex process of bringing products and procedures to patients.

NIH Director Says Timing Right to Reengineer Translational Science

July 18, 2011 Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes the scientific goals and functions of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a proposed new entity of the NIH that will strive to reengineer the process of developing drugs, diagnostics, and devices. 

Brain Research at UCSF Aims to Help Distracted Remember

July 18, 2011 UCSF cognitive neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley has used functional brain imaging and EEG studies to discover that older adults fare worse than younger adults at remembering following distractions. He hopes to improve their performance with cognitive training, using a newly developed video game.

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