How do we improve clinical research, build effective partnerships and impact the health of the community? - Join us for CTSI's 4th Annual Retreat

Date: August 9, 2010

Focus of the Event & Panel Discussion Topics:

  • How do we know if UCSF is successful in its research mission? 
  • How do we improve the health of the community?
  • Can we accelerate clinical and translational research?
  • Facilitating partnerships – approach and tools
  • CTSI Program accomplishments and plans with posters and interactive booths at lunch

Speakers and panelists include a number of campus leaders, see the agenda below

Time: 8:30 am – 5 pm

Networking Reception: 4:30-5:30 pm  

Location: Mission Bay Conference Center, in Fisher Banquet Hall

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided

RSVP: Email Billy Davis or call 415-514-8899, no later than Wednesday, August 4, 2010

In your RSVP, please identify if you plan to attend the retreat, the reception, or both.


8:15 – 8:45 Registration – Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 8:55 Welcome and Overview of the Day Clay Johnston and Susan Autry

8:55 – 9:05 Introductory Remarks – Jeffrey Bluestone, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

9:05 – 9:15 Introductions (at tables)

9:15 – 9:30 CTSI Overview and Focus - Clay Johnston, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research; Director, CTSI

9:30 – 10:30 Panel Discussion 1: How Do We Know if UCSF is Successful in its Research Mission?

  • Elazar Harel, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO
  • Sam Hawgood, Dean, School of Medicine
  • Clay Johnston, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research; Director, CTSI
  • Erik Lium, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research
  • Susan Autry, Executive Director, CTSI

10:30 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 12:00 Panel Discussion 2: How Do We Improve the Health of the Community?

  • Joe Castro, Associate Vice Provost, Student Academic Affairs and Special Assistant to the Chancellor
  • Kevin Grumbach, Chair, Department Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine; Co-Director, CTSI Community Engagement
  • Carmen Portillo, Chair, Community Health Systems
  • Jane Weintraub, Chair, Division of Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry
  • Howard Pinderhughes, Associate Professor and Department Chair, School of Nursing, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH: CTSI Program Accomplishments and Plans (posters and interactive booths)

1:00-1:20 Discussion and Feedback on CTSI Program Plans (open forum)

1:20 – 2:30 Panel Discussion 3: Can We Accelerate Clinical and Translational Research?

  • Steve Cummings, Director of SF Coordinating Center, CPMC Research Institute; Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Emeritus UCSF
  • Bill Balke, Director, Clinical Research Center, CTSI
  • Deborah Grady, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research; Co-Director, CTSI
  • Ida Sim, Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Informatics
  • John Fahy, Chair, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

2:30 – 3:00 BREAK

3:00 – 4:00 Panel Discussion 4: Facilitating Partnerships – Approach and Tools

  • Clay Johnston, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research; Director, CTSI
  • Mini Kahlon, CIO, CTSI; Director, Virtual Home and Co-Director, Consultation Services, CTSI
  • Reg Kelly, Director, QB3
  • Carol Moss, Vice Chancellor, University Development and Alumni Relations

4:00 – 4:30 Wrap-up and Summary Clay Johnston

4:30 – 5:30 Reception and Networking