Clinical Research

People taking blood thinners may risk danger by mixing with OTC meds

Note: Study last author Janice Schwartz, MD, used CTSI's Consultation Services (Data Extraction) for this study.

Story via UCLA Research Brief by Enrique Rivero 

Researcher of the Month, Elissa Epel, PhD

Elissa Epel portraitElissa Epel, PhD, a health psychologist, is interested in stress and how it gets under the skin to affect cellular and cardiometabolic health. She studies how the environment, social context, and mind states affect stress and metabolic health.

Nahid Appointed Associate Director of Clinical Trials Operations

Payam Nahid, MD, MPH, has been appointed as associate director, Clinical Trials Operations (CTO), in the Office of Research after a competitive internal UCSF search. In his new role, Dr. Nahid will collaborate closely with the associate vice chancellor of Clinical Research and the rest of the Office of Research leadership.

Tapping into the Diverse Bay Area Population through CTSI Research Facilities

Early Probiotic Supplementation for Eczema and Asthma Prevention TIPS Study & The AsthmaNet Studies

The Cigarette and Vape Industry Won’t Support this Research, but CTSI Will

CTSI Supports a Broad Range of Smoking Research - From the Pharmacology of Nicotine, Informing Tobacco Policy and Rise in Electronic Cigarettes

Harold Collard Appointed as Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical Research

Harold Collard, MD
Harold Collard, MD

We are thrilled to announce that Harold "Hal" Collard, MD, has been appointed as Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical Research (AVC-CR) effective February 1, 2019. Hal will also continue to lead the CTSI organization as director.

New Pilot Award Supports Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

As part of UCSF’s Spring 2019 RAP funding cycle, CTSI is offering a new pilot award (up to $40,000) to support research projects focused on the prevention and treatment of opioid disorders.

UCSF NCATS-Supported Researchers Find Exercise May Help Protect DNA

The 46 human chromosomes are shown in blue, with the telomeres appearing as white pinpoints. (National Cancer Institute Photo/Hesed Padilla-Nash and Thomas Ried)
The 46 human chromosomes are shown in blue, with the telomeres appearing as white pinpoints. (National Cancer Institute Photo/Hesed Padilla-Nash and Thomas Ried)

People who care for chronically ill family members are at high risk for stress and health problems.

Measuring Newborns’ Weight Loss With Electronic Health Records to Give Babies a Healthy Start

Story posted via UCSF.edu

Reducing the Need for Non-Preventive Healthcare Utilization in the First Month of Life

Trial Innovation Network

logoThe Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a collaborative initiative within the CTSA Program and is composed of three key partners – the CTSA Program Hubs, the Trial Innovation Centers (TICs), and the Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC).

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