Issue # 4, November 2020
Scientists Wanted:
How UCSF Experts and Advocates Help Shape Federal Science Policy
For many years, UCSF scientists have been engaged in the creation of government policies. Now more than ever, these voices are needed. Whether you are a clinician, a researcher, or a trainee, you can contribute your knowledge and advocate for sound science!
New Searchable Precision Medicine Projects Database
Investigators across UCSF are engaged in a wide range of precision medicine research. Some three dozen major projects are listed on the PM website, and the list is growing.
Genomics Study Reaches Milestone
The 3DHealth free genomic testing study, headed by Sawona Biswas and Aleksandar Rajkovic, has reached a quarter of its enrollment goal of 1000 within three months. Find out if you are eligible:
Precision Medicine in Action
An Ethical Framework for Effective COVID-19 Contact Tracing
How to address ethical and technological challenges as well as ideological and cultural resistance to contact tracing?
Genetic Testing Leads to ‘Awakening’ for ‘Nearly Catatonic’ Teen
Analysis revealed drug that addressed debilitating effects caused by a rare mutation.
Funding Opportunities
The Marcus Program in Precision Medicine Innovation
Funded by the generous support of George and Judy Marcus,the program fuels innovation in precision medicine by fostering creative, high impact team science projects.
  • Submission deadline: November 25
Honors & Awards
Laura van’t Veer, PhD, who heads the genomic program for the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and is the UCSF site principal investigator of the Athena Breast Health Network, was inducted into the Giants of Cancer Care Class of 2020, along with her Cancer Center colleagues Hope Rugo, MD and Margaret Tempero, MD.
The Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR) supports investigators whose research have the potential to drive unprecedented advances in science and medicine. Check out the list of the 2020 recipients of PBBR funding and their projects.
November 18, 2-3pm
UCSF Stem Cell Faculty Forum with Jingjing Li, PhD: Connecting the Dots: A Network View of Complex Human Diseases.
December 3-4
Promoting Research in Social Media and Health (PRISM) Symposium.
January 25-27, 2021
Precision Medicine World Conference COVID-19 Symposium (Virtual) -- registration information to be released soon.
June 16-18, 2021
The Elements of Precision Medicine