Facilities Foster Discovery
Translational medicine is one of UCSF’s priorities, and this commitment has prompted new facilities designed specifically to enhance interactions among the research community and the cross-pollination of ideas that fuels discovery.
On the Parnassus campus, UCSF celebrated the opening of the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building, the headquarters for the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research in February 2011. At Mission Bay, the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building opened in 2009, followed in 2010 by the Smith Cardiovascular Research Building, which has designated areas for both patient care and research.
“The commitment to bring together different research perspectives is key to understanding and treating many of the world’s worst diseases,” says Bluestone. An immunobiologist, Bluestone founded an international network of basic science researchers and clinical specialists to propel the most promising new strategies against immune diseases into clinical trials.
“It’s this willingness of faculty to cross boundaries – to infuse research with new perspectives and tools – that holds the greatest promise for a new generation of collaborative research,” Bluestone says. “And frankly, UCSF leads the way.”