- Pathways Programs at UCSF
- Clinical and Translational Research
- About Clinical and Translational Research
- For Health Professional Students
- MD with Distinction
- MD/MAS in CTR
- For Residents, Grad Students, and Fellows
- For Mentors and Alumni
About Clinical & Translational Research
The Pathway to Discovery Program in Clinical and Translational (CTR) Research is designed to stimulate passion for discovery and provide training and mentoring that will encourage and allow learners to conduct innovative research that improves health and relieves suffering. The CTR Pathway offers streamlined, coordinated courses of study within both undergraduate and graduate education in health sciences with opportunities for obtaining certificates and advanced degrees.
The CTR Pathway is housed within the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and builds on
- the Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Program which provides training and funding opportunities for UCSF medical, physical therapy, dental, nursing and pharmacy students
- the Resident Research Training Program which provides training and funding opportunities to UCSF medical, physical therapy, dental, nursing and pharmacy residents
- the Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Program, a didactic program that offers a variety of courses, a certificate and a Master's program in clinical research to a variety of learners
For pre-doctoral learners, the CTR Pathway offers two major programs:
- Core CTR Pathway - requires no additional overall length of training
- Advanced CTR Pathway - requires additional years of training and can lead to certificates and advanced degrees.
Clinical and Translational Research Pathway Leadership
George Sawaya, Director
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Sawaya focuses on all pre-doctoral components of the CTR Pathway.
Joel Palefsky, Co-Director
Professor of Medicine. Dr. Palefsky focuses on yearlong programs within the CTR Pathway.
Doug Bauer, Co-Director
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics Director of the UCSF CTST Resident Research Program Dr. Bauer focuses on resident-related components of the CTR Pathway.
Clinical and Translational Research Pathway
Senior Advisory Board
The Clinical and Translational Research Pathway Senior Advisory Board is composed of leaders within various training and didactic areas. The Board is composed of a small group of senior faculty leaders in specific content areas relevant to the Pathways program: medical student programs, resident programs and fellowship programs.
- Deborah Grady School of Medicine, Medicine
- Dan Lowenstein School of Medicine, Medicine
- Jeff Martin School of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Clinical and Translational Research Pathway Advisory Council
The Clinical and Translational Research Pathway Advisory Council is composed of a group of interested faculty and stakeholders from across all training levels, disciplines and UCSF Schools constructed to bring diversity and innovation into the program. The Council is composed of interested faculty from a variety of disciplines to bring diversity and innovation into the Pathways program. The Council includes the Senior Advisory Board.
- John Greenspan School of Dentistry
- Richard Jordan School of Dentistry
- Kathryn Lee School of Nursing
- Fran Aweeka School of Pharmacy
- Joe Guglielmo School of Pharmacy
- Ralph Gonzales School of Medicine, Medicine
- Jeff Kohlwes Scool of Medicine, Medicine
- David Wofsy School of Medicine, Medicine
- Kimberly Topp School of Medicine, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Kristine Yaffe School of Medicine, Psychiatry
- Rebecca Smith-Bindman School of Medicine, Radiology