While research is conducted in most areas throughout the Medical Center, UCSF is also proud to house three clinical research center sites which are funded by the National Institute for Health (NIH) and the National Center for Research Resources under a Clinical Translational Science Award. They are a part of UCSF Clinical Translational Science Institute, (CTSI) established in October 2006, which was one of the first 12 academic institutions selected to be a part of the NIH national clinical and translational science consortium. These sites are referred to as 'dedicated research nursing units' and are listed below.
The primary goal of the dedicated research units is to provide multidisciplinary investigators with an infrastructure for clinical research. Although all nursing units at UCSF Medical Center support research, these dedicated units provide inpatient and outpatient research facilities to foster the identification of clinical disorders, their biochemical mechanisms and the application of that knowledge to prevent, treat and cure a broad spectrum of human illnesses.
These dedicated units resemble a miniature research hospital within a large hospital by providing specialized resources such as: Specially trained research nurses; biostatisticians; database design consultation; computer hardware and software systems personnel and material for data management and analysis; nutritional consultation with fully equipped metabolic kitchen; exercise physiology laboratory; pediatric developmental psychologist and sophisticated laboratories vital for outstanding research.
Clinical Translational Science Institute – Research Sites
Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC)
Adult Clinical Research Center
The UCSF Mount Zion Clinical Research Center
UCSF Clinical Translational Science Institute
Clinical and Translational Science Awards – National Consortium