Clinical Research

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

New Immunotherapy for Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer Targets Novel 'Neoantigen'

Note: CTSI supported study - former KL2 Scholar Sabine Mueller along with former Catalyst awardee Hideho Okada are leading the phase I clinical trial of this research.

UCSF Research Leads to a Clinical Trial of New Cancer Vaccine and Development of Cell Therapy Approaches

Children with an extremely deadly form of brain cancer might benefit from a new treatment that aims to direct an immune response against a mutant form of a protein found exclusively on cancer cells, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco researchers.

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