Clinical and Translational Science Institute

S. Claiborne Johnston, MD, PhD

S. Claiborne Johnston, MD, PhD, directs the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Translating Science into Real-life Solutions

With renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF is poised to further accelerate the translation of biomedical research into clinical therapies to bring better health to more people more quickly. Watch video.


UCSF Translational Science Institute Expands Board of Directors

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.
Read more

UCSF Receives Funding For Translational Research Institute

S. Claiborne Johnston, MD, PhD

A UCSF institute aimed at accelerating the process of translating laboratory and clinical research into real-life solutions for patients has received $112 million from the National Institutes of Health to expand its work over the next five years.
Read more

NIH Director Tours QB3 at Mission Bay to View Translational Science in Action

Francis Collins, MD, PhD

As part of his push for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to focus more on translational medicine, Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, on Friday toured one of UCSF’s world-class centers of innovation, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at Mission Bay. Read more

Studies Explain Chronic Health Problems Associated with Intimate Partner Violence

Janice Humphreys, RN, NP, PhD

Family health nurse Janice Humphreys and an interdisciplinary group of UCSF colleagues uncovered striking, new information about the long-term health and aging effects of intimate partner violence. Read more

Brain Research at UCSF Aims to Help Distracted Remember

Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

UCSF cognitive neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley has found 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.

Read more | Watch video

NIH Director Says Timing Right to Reengineer Translational Science

Francis Collins, MD, PhD

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), says the timing is right to reengineer the process of developing diagnostics, devices and therapeutics to better detect, treat and prevent disease.
Read more

CTSI Achievements

UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has made several important contributions as it supports the University's advancing health worldwide mission. Here are some highlights:

Read more


CTSI Resources

Research Resources

Get help conducting your clinical research study with Clinical Research Services, receive expert advice in areas ranging from mobile health to bioinformatics analysis, match your needs with Research Core Facilities and Services anywhere on campus, and more.

Training and Advancement

Pursue a Master’s in Clinical Research, explore Pathways to Careers in Clinical & Translational Research (PACCTR), learn about the KL2 Scholars Program, and more.


Receive grant writing support, access expert consultations and pilot funding for early-stage ideas with the T1 Translational Catalyst awards, find intramural funding through UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP), and more.

Collaboration Tools

Find experts with UCSF Profiles, learn about collaborating with industry or with the community, and more.

Explore all CTSI resources and services.