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.

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is the internationally renowned biomedical research institute of Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. With world-class scientists and research centers known both nationally and internationally in multiple fields, CHORI is 5th in the nation for National Institutes of Health pediatric research funding.

Bridging basic science and clinical research in the treatment and prevention of human disease, CHORI is a leader in translational research, providing cures for blood diseases, developing new vaccines for infectious diseases, and discovering new treatment protocols for previously fatal or debilitating conditions.

Kaiser Permanente 

Founded in 1961, the research program of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research is built on a base of rigorous epidemiologic investigation in a large, well-characterized population. Many of the division’s major contributions have been in the areas of risk factor identification, prevention, and drug safety. However, this is an exciting time in biologic, medical, and health services research, and the division is contributing to progress in many new areas including: research looking at the role of genes and the environment in health, clinical trials, and research to help answer the critical questions of how to implement and use health informatics, manage chronic illness, and motivate self-care and disease prevention.

  • Kaiser Foundation Research Institute: The mission of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute is to assure compliance with research-related federal regulations and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures, as well as to promote the responsible conduct of research within our organization.
  • CSF/Kaiser Center for Transdisciplinary ELSI Research in Translational Genomics (CT2G)

San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Owned by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) is affiliated with all four UCSF schools: dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The two institutions began their affiliation in 1968, and today more than 200 full- and part-time UCSF physicians are on staff and providing patient care at SFVAMC. The site serves as a major teaching hospital for UCSF residents, funding positions for UCSF residents who train there and providing clinical training for one-third of UCSF medical students.

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 250 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 pursuing their research activities.