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UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) facilitates the rapid translation of research to improvements in patient and community health. To achieve its goals, CTSI provides infrastructure, services, and training to support clinical and translational research. To advance its mission, it develops broad coalitions and partnerships at the local and national levels to enable a transformation of the research environment.

With research facilities at UCSF, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, QB3 promotes cross-campus, interdisciplinary research using quantitative approaches to tackle the most difficult challenges. Creative partnerships with industry and support for entrepreneurial scientists bring the fruit of research to market and bring benefit to society—in the form of products, services, and high-value life science jobs. QB3 tools include research facilities, educational programs, internships, mentoring, incubators, and a seed-stage venture fund.

QBI fosters collaborations across the biomedical and the physical sciences, seeking quantitative methods to address pressing problems in biology and biomedicine.

Office of Sponsored Research (OSR)
OSR provides expert administrative support to all researchers, from pre-award through the award process on all grant mechanisms. OSR teams collaborate with the Principal Investigator (PI), his/her department and our sponsors so that PIs may be successful in their research grants.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Organization
The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost occupies a unique and important role at UCSF. The central administrative departments that comprise this office, along with its leader, Catherine R. Lucey, MD, MACP, support diverse interests and campus constituencies including faculty, students, and staff, as well as the community at large.

Office of the Chancellor
The Office of the Chancellor at UC San Francisco is devoted to excellence in patient care, research and education. The office provides administrative, organizational, strategic and compliance services to advance the Chancellor’s vision, core values and priorities.

Sam Hawgood, MBBS, is currently the Chancellor and holds the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor appointment at UCSF.

UCSF Innovation Ventures
Innovation Ventures partners with industry on research and clinical programs in order to support and market UCSF inventions to the commercial world. UCSF has a solid track record of productive partnerships with industry that have led to innovative therapies, materials and devices. There are many ways to work with Industry, ranging from exchanging materials, becoming involved in joint scientific and clinical collaborations, to financial support of clinical trials and basic research.

Entrepreneurship Center
The Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF provides the knowledge, support and connections needed by scientists and clinicians to become entrepreneurs. The Center seeks to create an innovation ecosystem and to commercialize UCSF inventions through startup ventures. We support entrepreneurial interests in all areas of life science/healthcare including drugs, devices, diagnostics, Big Data, ehealth and telemedicine. We are building a cluster of resources including entrepreneurship training, speakers on topics of interest to entrepreneurs, mentoring and information resources.

Technology Management: Technology transfer management for the campus.

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR)   |  UCSF Foundation
The UCSF Foundation, established in 1982, is the giving, receiving and investing arm of the University of California, San Francisco. The Foundation’s daily operations are administered by UCSF’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, which is responsible for garnering private support and fostering communication and campus outreach efforts to UCSF donors, alumni and other constituents.

Vice Chancellor, University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR):  Erin Hickey is vice chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations. As the head of University Development, she designs and directs fundraising strategies in support of­­­ the entire University, including UCSF’s hospitals and clinical and research programs.

Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations:  UCSF is an ideal partner for corporations and foundations seeking a mutually beneficial relationship with a world-class health sciences institution. Such partnerships enable the University to attract exceptional students and a superior faculty, maintain state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities and programs, and continue groundbreaking medical and health policy research. The UCSF Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations assists organizations with their philanthropic objectives and provides guidance to UCSF faculty and staff to procure funding.

UCSF Library   |   Research Support   |    Grant Support
The mission of the UCSF Library is to advance science, foster excellence in teaching and learning, and promote health through the collection, development, organization, and dissemination of the world's health sciences knowledge base.

UCSF Research Resource Program (Cores)
The primary responsibilities of the RRP are: Development of a federalized model of core facility governance; Identification and implementation of best practices: operational and financial management and specialized IT support; Communication strategies to improve core utilization including non-campus clients; Consensus building among the stakeholders who invest in core technologies; and Strategic planning for shared scientific resources: capital investment, space allocation and long-range financial support.

UCSF Precision Medicine

Precision medicine aims to collect, connect, and apply vast amounts of scientific research data and information about our health to understand why individuals respond differently to treatments and therapies, and help guide more precise and predictive medicine worldwide. UC San Francisco’s vision is to lead in conceptualizing and building precision medicine, convening stakeholders, and creating a research matrix that yields insights into the determinants of health and disease.

The Elements of Precision Medicine:  Precision medicine, as envisioned by UCSF, consists of seven overlapping and intersecting elements, including basic, clinical, and social/behavioral discovery, plus the enabling tools of digital health, 'omic technologies, and computational health sciences. These elements are integrated by a knowledge network, creating a sort of "Google maps for health," which informs new research and technologies, and leads to more precise and predictive care.

Contracts and Grants Accounting
The goal of Contracts and Grants Accounting is to assist principal investigators, research administrators, and funding agencies in successfully managing sponsored projects through the post award process. CGA works closely with the Office of Sponsored Research and campus departments from the set-up of new awards, through timely billing of sponsors, collection and financial reporting, close out of contracts and grants, and post-award compliance requirements. CGA is a division of the Controller’s Office.

Controller’s Office
The Controller’s Office is committed to accuracy and timeliness of all financial information used campus-wide and university-wide, and ensures compliance with institutional polices, applicable laws and regulations.

University of California Office the President (UCOP)
The Office of the President is the system-wide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations, and supporting the academic and research missions across all of its various campuses, labs and medical centers.