Affiliates

We work with a variety of health and research institutions on initiatives to accelerate research.  These partnerships enable us to expand our reach to more diverse patient populations and facilitate collaborative projects that quicken the pace at which discoveries impact public health.

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is the internationally renowned biomedical research institute of Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. With world-class scientists and research centers known both nationally and internationally in multiple fields, CHORI is 5th in the nation for National Institutes of Health pediatric research funding.

Bridging basic science and clinical research in the treatment and prevention of human disease, CHORI is a leader in translational research, providing cures for blood diseases, developing new vaccines for infectious diseases, and discovering new treatment protocols for previously fatal or debilitating conditions.

Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center

The Gallo Center is an independent, nonprofit organization focusing on the study of the biological basis of alcohol abuse and substance abuse. All Gallo Center faculty hold appointments in departments and interdisciplinary graduate programs at UCSF, and most receive grant support from the National Institutes of Health. The Gallo Center is located in Emeryville, California.

J. David Gladstone Institutes

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution comprising three institutes devoted to the study of cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, and Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders. Through the institutes' affiliation with UCSF, Gladstone investigators hold UCSF faculty appointments and participate in many University activities, including the teaching and training of graduate students. Gladstone is located adjacent to the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

Kaiser Permanente 

-Founded in 1961, the research program of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research is built on a base of rigorous epidemiologic investigation in a large, well-characterized population. Many of the division’s major contributions have been in the areas of risk factor identification, prevention, and drug safety. However, this is an exciting time in biologic, medical, and health services research, and the division is contributing to progress in many new areas including: research looking at the role of genes and the environment in health, clinical trials, and research to help answer the critical questions of how to implement and use health informatics, manage chronic illness, and motivate self-care and disease prevention.

  • Kaiser Foundation Research Institute: The mission of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute is to assure compliance with research-related federal regulations and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures, as well as to promote the responsible conduct of research within our organization.
  • CSF/Kaiser Center for Transdisciplinary ELSI Research in Translational Genomics (CT2G)

San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Owned by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) is affiliated with all four UCSF schools: dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The two institutions began their affiliation in 1968, and today more than 200 full- and part-time UCSF physicians are on staff and providing patient care at SFVAMC. The site serves as a major teaching hospital for UCSF residents, funding positions for UCSF residents who train there and providing clinical training for one-third of UCSF medical students.