Clinical Trial

CTSI Ramps Up Support of COVID-19 Research

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UC San Francisco (UCSF), a unit within the Office of Research, will support, coordinate and respond to COVID-19 research needs. Some of CTSI’s efforts to support impactful COVID-19 research include:


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

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

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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).

Dearth of Clinical Study Participants Leads UCSF to Launch New Trial Finder Tool

Studies Nationwide Struggle to Find People to Meet Enrollment Goals