Clinical Trialist Advisory Committee (CTAC)


The Clinical Trialist Advisory Committee (CTAC) was created to serve as institution-wide advisory board on clinical trials operations, providing the Office of Research with faculty and staff input on key topics and relevant to clinical trials activation and to program enhancements for clinical trials operations at UCSF. As a consensus-driven advisory body, CTAC discusses and provides input into workflow process, clinical research coordinator pools, investigator dashboards, participant recruitment systems at UCSF, among other clinical trials relevant topics. Membership on the CTAC is open to all faculty and staff, across all Schools, as well as from partner institutions, including ZSFG and VA.




Standing Meeting:





Past Membership:

Sofia Bray

Monthly | 3rd Tuesday, 3:10 PM - 4:30 PM or 3rd Thursday, 2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Meeting Schedules

20202021, 2022, 2023, 2024


Christine Nguyen

Term 2020 - 2021, 2022-2023, 2023-2024, 2024-2025


Membership | 2024-2026 Term

Christine Nguyen


Chloe Atreya, MD, PhD

Bruce Cree, MD, PhD, MAS

Jay Dwyer, RN

Kristen Fox, RN, MSN​​​​​​

Stuart Gansky, MS, DrPH

Liz Garnett, BA, CCRP

Matthew Gubens, MD

Kalpana Harish

Paul Harmatz, MD

Roberta Keller, MD

Katie Kelley, MD

Lucy Kornblith, MD

Annie Luetkemeyer, MD

Aric Prather, PhD

Hope Rugo, MD

Gideon St. Helen, PhD

Neeta Thakur, MD

Katy Tsai, MD

Alexandra Velasquez, MS

Alan Venook, MD

Mark Walters, MD


Clinical Research Manager, Medicine

Professor in Residence, Medicine

Professor, Neurology

Ambulatory Care Patient Manager, Medicine

Research Nurse Manager, Neurology

Professor, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences

Director, Clinical Research Administration, Pediatrics

Associate Professor, Medicine

Administrative Director, Surgery

Professor, Pediatrics

Professor, Pediatrics

Professor, Medicine

Associate Professor, Surgery

Professor, Medicine

Professor, Psychiatry

Professor, Medicine

Associate Professor, Medicine

Associate Professor, Medicine

Associate Professor, Medicine

Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator

Professor, Medicine

Professor, Pediatrics



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