New Mobile Health Grant Opportunities and Associated Programs

Mobile Health

In partnership with the Executive Vice Chancellor’s Office, CTSI is pleased to announce two new grant mechanisms to support basic and translational research projects in mobile health.

Mobile health, or mHealth, is the use of mobile technology in conjunction with Internet and social media to improve health and wellness and/or to manage disease. These technologies are increasingly enabling more cost-saving and effective ways to "advance health worldwide." A science of mHealth is emerging, where there are large opportunities for introducing and developing new evaluation, analysis, and interventional methods using ubiquitous computing.

The following grant programs are offered in partnership with the campus-wide Resource Allocation Program (RAP) and CTSI's T1 Catalyst Program:

  1. A Research Project award providing $30,000 to support the development of study plans, mobile technology, or the accumulation of preliminary data primarily for scientific and research purposes (e.g., for grant proposals, publication). Learn more 
  2. A Translational Consultation and Development Award for translational development and deployment of mHealth technology, including but not limited to operational use in clinical care or research, non-profit distribution, or commercialization. We have lined up external entrepreneurs and investors as reviewers and consultants for this program. Learn more

Deadline: September 26, 2011 (there will be another application cycle in the spring)

With the rapidly increasing interest in mHealth, these grant programs address a funding need not previously represented in our grant funding portfolio. In addition, CTSI BMI is working with partners across campus to expand mHealth activities more broadly:

Please join us to translate UCSF's strengths in innovation, methodology, and clinical excellence to achieve improved outcomes in health.

Questions? Contact Ida Sim, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Biomedical Informatics at [email protected]