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November 22, 2011
Although the vast majority of Americans understand the importance of taking part in clinical research to advance medical science, three in four adults have little to no knowledge about how clinical research works or how to participate. UCSF is trying to bridge that information gap.
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.
October 27, 2011
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.
October 26, 2011
An 11-month-old partnership between UCSF and Pfizer, Inc., aimed at rapidly moving new therapies into human clinical trials, has selected its first projects for funding and joint development.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
July 18, 2011
With renewed funding by the National Institutes of Health, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF is poised to further accelerate the translation into clinical therapies, export its successes to other institutions and create initiatives to bring better health to more people more quickly. Explore this web package.
July 14, 2011
UCSF is the lead partner in the inaugural Bay Area Science Festival that will bring together an unprecedented brain trust of the region’s scientific and educational partners to produce what is expected to be one of the largest science-based events ever held in the United States.

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