CDHI works with innovators at UCSF, supporting them with resources and funding to help take ideas to product and impact. CDHI also works with startups and companies at UCSF and beyond looking for consultation or looking to evaluate their product in a clinical environment. Lastly, CDHI brings together innovators, thought leaders, and other partners from the digital health community to foster new connections and ideas. CDHI operates through four “arms” of support:
The Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND), formerly the Magnetic Resonance Unit, is a two-story, 10,000 sq. ft. building under the auspices of the Radiology Service at the SF-VAMC, fully affiliated with the Department of Radiology at UCSF.
The Center for Multimodal Neuroimaging and Therapy (CEMNET) is a 1,000-sq. ft. space located in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF. The Center houses several faculty members and includes the Biomagnetic Imaging Laboratory (BIL), TMS-Mapping Laboratory (TMS), and the Speech Neuroscience Laboratory (SNL).
The interdisciplinary COAST was founded in 2004 with the mission to reduce the prevalence and adverse consequences of obesity, to seek and advance knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms by which stress influences obesity, and to develop effective interventions.
The Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) at SFGH, led by Dr. Bibbins-Domingo, is a research center dedicated to identifying novel approaches preventing and treating chronic diseases in populations vulnerable to poor health and poor health outcomes.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF, http://stemcell.ucsf.edu/ is comprised of ~125 labs where scientists are carrying out studies in cell culture and animals that are aimed at understanding and developing treatment strategies for such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, spinal cord injury and cancer.
The MAC has over 140 trainees or full-time employees, and the full-time faculty members include fourteen neurologists, five neuropsychologists, a geriatrician, a geriatric psychiatrist, and five advance practice nurses.
The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is a multidisciplinary program established in 1997 with $2.2 million in seed money from the School of Medicine and UCSF Medical Center and an $8 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation.
UCSF Mission Bay Medical Center (Bakar Cancer Hospital, Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital, Benioff Children’s Hospital, Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building)
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus (Moffitt-Long Hospitals)
UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH)
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland (CHO)
The UCSF Clinical Laboratories are directed by faculty of the UCSF Department of Laboratory Medicine and are affiliated with the San Francisco General Hospital Clinical Laboratories, the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center Laboratories and the Blood Centers Research Institute (BSRI).
The Sandler Neurosciences Center, in which all office and lab space for this project is located (see image below), also houses The UCSF Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit (NCRU), an “on-campus” outpatient research unit. The NCRU is designed to support interventional (clinical) trials and observational studies.
The National Bio-Organic, Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Resource Center provides both scientific and technical expertise and state-of-the-art high-performance, tandem mass spectrometric instrumentation.
With over 20 years experience in drug and metabolite analysis of biological fluids, method development and validation, the Drug Studies Unit serves as an educational, scientific and financial resource of the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
The GCF is part of a major genomics center (the Institute for Human Genetics) at UCSF’s Parnassus campus. It provides a variety of services, from simple sequencing to advanced genome-wide association analyses, on a massive scale.
Radiologic imaging facilities dedicated for research purposes are distributed at two sites in UCSF: The Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging (CMFI) and the Surbeck Laboratory for Advanced Imaging
The goal is to develop, in collaboration with the optical group, an integrated approach for imaging, ranging from atomic resolution to whole cells, with emphasis on linking structural and dynamics information with biological function.
The MSG focuses on the study of macromolecular structure, function, and interactions through the varied research tools of biochemistry and biophysics, including X-ray Crystallography, Electron & Light Microscopy, NMR, Mass Spectrometry, and Molecular Biology.
The Molecular Dermatopathology Laboratory offers comparative genomic hybridization of FFPE specimens as an adjunctive diagnostic method to distinguish benign and malignant melanocytic neoplasms with ambiguous histopathological features, FISH, Sanger sequencing, and T- and B-cell receptor clonality analyses, array-based comparative genomic hybridization, and routine clinical mutation testing.
The core has calibrated light-dark cycles and controlled temperature and is equipped with instrumentation for quantitative assessement of mouse behavior. Standard polycarbonate cages for nesting, and controlled food and water intake are available along with the home cage monitoring system
UCSF is constructing a RAN facility in Byers Hall on the Mission bay campus, which will be directed by Jim Wells,a key investigators on Project 4. The facility will include instrumentation for high throughput phage screening and antibody production, sequencing, validation and purification.
As a result, the 3T and 7T scanners in the UCSF Surbeck Laboratory for Advanced Imaging are maintained with latest technology from General Electric Healthcare. Through this partnership, UCSF researchers are able to develop novel imaging capabilities that might otherwise not be realized.
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