About CTSI

The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) facilitates the rapid translation of research to improvements in patient and community health. It is a cross-school, campus-wide institute with scientist leaders at its helm.

To achieve its goals, CTSI provides infrastructure, services, and training to support clinical and translational research. To advance its mission, it develops broad coalitions and partnerships at the local and national levels to enable a transformation of the research environment. Established in 2006, CTSI was among the first of the now 60-member Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Welcome to CTSI

Jennifer Grandis

On behalf of our CTSI team—faculty and staff, the UCSF community, and affiliates and partners ranging from community clinicians to the national CTSA consortium—we invite you to learn more about the Institute, and to join us in efforts to accelerate research to improve health.

Translational research is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, and exciting field with unbeatable rewards, and the more we can share insights, capitalize on expertise, and optimize partnerships, the more successful our efforts will be.

Jennifer Grandis, MD, Director
CTSI Board Members (Learn more about CTSI Board)
CTSI External Advisory Board


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The diverse community behind CTSI represents a wealth of experience and expertise. This is your opportunity to read, watch, and stay connected to learn more about their efforts to improve research.

We also invite you to add your voice by posting presentations, posters, photos, and videos to this online gallery. For information on how to share your work, contact us.