STRATEGY: Promote collaboration and cross-disciplinary efforts within UCSF


1.  Develop an infrastructure to establish UCSF leadership in bioinformatics.

  • By Dec. 31, 2012, develop a plan for leveraging computational sciences to promote translational research.
Plan developed and efforts underway to fully fund and enable
  • By Dec. 31, 2012, establish a new partnership with another UC campus to share best practices and ideas.

Consortium of five UC medical schools received an NIH grant in fall 2013

Nursing collaboration with UCSD and UCI

Pharmacy collaboration with UCSD

  • By June 30, 2014, build a bioinformatics initiative across all schools, including setting targets for hiring and training.
Efforts ongoing

STRATEGY: Invest in infrastructure that enables UCSF to excel at basic, clinical and population research

1. Expand and staff Research Development Office by June 30, 2012 to build a community to share best practices in grant pursuit and writing. Completed
2.  Continue ongoing efforts to invest in Enabling Technology Centers. Efforts ongoing
3.  Enhance existing data repositories and mining tools and improve existing views of data by June 30, 2012. Completed

STRATEGY: Lead and influence biomedical research policy at the national and international levels.


1.  Establish partnerships in which UCSF plays a senior advisor role by Dec. 31, 2012.

Completed; one highlight was the OME Precision Medicine Summit in April 2013

2.  Develop a minimum of one pilot program by Dec. 31, 2012, involving collaboration between UCSF and a government entity with a high-impact objective.


Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the FDA in 2013 to foster collaboration in education, research and outreach

3.  By June 30, 2012, initiate work on project to explore innovative research models with potential policy implications.


Efforts ongoing