Media Advisory: UCSF Offers Free Medical Screenings and Seminar on Clinical Research

WHAT: UCSF will celebrate “Clinical Research Education Day’’ as the host of Aware for All – San Francisco, a free health education program that is open to the public and designed to help people make informed decisions about participating in clinical research. The program will feature workshops on various health topics, including asthma, cancer treatment, supportive care, HIV/AIDS, cardiology, diabetes, and the role of minorities in clinical research. Also, there will be more than 30 information booths, as well as free screenings for blood pressure, asthma, body mass index, blood glucose and HIV.  

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94102

WHO: Sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF, Aware for All – San Francisco is a collaborative effort of the UCSF Participant Research Service and the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP). Additional community partners include Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford Cancer Center, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Biogen IDEC, and EMD Serono. 

For more information or to register, call 877-633-4376, or visit the event website at  http://www.awareforall.com/patient/aware/sanfrancisco.html.

CTSI is a member of the National Institutes of Health network focusing on accelerating research to improve health. The Clinical Research Services program is among a wide range of CTSI resources and services that support research at every stage. CISCRP is a first-of-its kind nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical-research communities, the media and policy makers about clinical research.

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.