Through our Research Infrastructure Network (RIN), we work with a variety of health and research institutions on initiatives to accelerate research. These partnerships enable us to expand our reach to more diverse patient populations and facilitate collaborative projects that quicken the pace at which discoveries impact public health.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

The research programs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General attract physicians who are committed to public health and medical advancement. At ZSFG, there are more than 20 UCSF research centers, affiliated institutes and major laboratories and more than 280 UCSF researchers whose research budget exceeds $200 million every year. These research activities support ZSFG's patient care by enabling ZSFG to attract leading physician-scientists who provide patient care as well as pursue their research activities. There is also a Research Committee appointed by the ZSFG Vice Dean from the ZSFG faculty actively engaged in research and is made up of representative junior and senior investigators from the complete range of academic departments active in research activity on campus.

San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Owned by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) is affiliated with all four UCSF schools: dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The two institutions began their affiliation in 1968, and today, UCSF physicians provide patient care and provide clinical training for UCSF residents and medical students. The SFVAHCS runs the largest funded research program in the Veterans Health Administration with $84.3 million in research expenditures. Our world-renowned and cutting-edge research program has close to 300 principal investigators and over 1,000 active research projects.

UCSF Fresno

Research is integral to UCSF Fresno’s mission to improve health and well-being in Central California. This includes investigating health conditions specific to the region and clinical trials that bring new treatments to the area before they are available more broadly. Faculty at UCSF Fresno through the UCSF Fresno Clinical Research Center continue to be at the forefront of active clinical research which includes a wide array of medical and surgical diseases.

John Muir Health

John Muir Health’s two research centers have participated in over 500 studies for both drug and device Phase I–IV clinical research. Clinician scientists never lose sight of the fact that study volunteers are at the heart of their work. Both centers are in Concord.

MarinHealth Medical Center

MarinHealth has been a leader in the field of community-based cancer research, providing patients with access to new and exciting medications and treatments. These trials are sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and various pharmaceutical companies. MarinHealth has been participating in clinical trials for over 40 years and views this as an essential part of their commitment to keeping up with advancements in medicine and providing their patients with access to the most current and promising treatments locally.

Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS) has an active collaboration with UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and provides patients with access to the latest cancer research, technology and treatment. WHHS conducts clinical trials in breast, colon, lung and prostate cancers at several East Bay locations.