Pilot Awards

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.

Can Video Games Improve the Health of Older Adults with Schizophrenia?

Note: CTSI supported the development of the program through two Strategic Opportunity Support awards (now called Pilot Awards). One award funded the preliminary feasibility and acceptability test of the program in older adults with schizophrenia and the other award funded a small RCT of the program in adults 18-64 years old with schizophrenia.

Diabetes in Bay Area Chinese Population Linked to Fat Fibrosis

Note: Study lead, Diana Alba, MD, received support from CTSI's Pilot Awards program for work with this IDEO cohort.

A new UC San Francisco study has discovered a key biological difference in how people of European and Chinese descent put on weight — a finding that could help explain why Asians often develop type 2 diabetes at a much lower body weight than Caucasians. 

Novel Nutrition Bar Improves Asthma Symptoms in Obese Teens

Note: The study was supported by the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute – Ames Foundation and a grant from the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Pilot Awards program (formerly Strategic Opportunities Support program) to co-first author Mustafa Bseikri, MD.

UCSF One of Ten Institution to Receive Doris Duke Charitable Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists

CTSI will administer the fund to retain clinical scientists.

Harnessing the Power of Teams

Team Science is gaining steam at UCSF with more faculty joining or forming teams to tackle pressing medical problems, more funding opportunities.

CTSI Spotlight: Erin Breed

Spotlight series highlights the faculty and staff who make CTSI's work possible.

Study Builds Breast Tissues to Track How Abnormal Cells Affect Neighbors

This breast cancer research was supported by a CTSI Strategic Opportunities Support (SOS) Pilot Award.

Early Signs of Addiction in Teens Who Smoke

Brains of adolescents who smoke as little as two cigarettes a day respond to images of smoking as do the brains of heavily addicted adult smokers: with pleasure.

CTSI Announces Spring 2012 SOS Awardees

Now in its sixth year, the SOS program has announced seventeen awards averaging more than $28k per award and distributed to UCSF researchers at every stage.