Issue # 2, April 2020
BRIDGE – Bringing Precision Medicine into the Clinic

In the world of research, precision medicine is advancing at a breakneck speed. Scientists are creating algorithms that help predict outcomes, including for the current COVID-19 epidemic. But applying those findings to an individual patient during their visit is challenging. A new tool is aiming to bridge this divide.
US COVID-19 Data by County
The  Butte Lab  at UCSF has partnered with  Paul Bleicher  MD, PhD, former CEO of OptumLabs, to calculate and visualize COVID-19 statistics for every county in the United States. Use the tools below to view the most recent data for any region.

New UCSF Health Atlas
Population Health and Health Equity has released the  UCSF Health Atlas , a new, interactive population health mapping website that curates publicly available data and visualizes it at the census tract level. 

Precision Medicine in Action
Data Initiative to Fight COVID-19
The COVID-19 ‘Citizen Science’ initiative aims to enroll one million individuals to enable real-time epidemiology. This data will help researchers gain insight into how the virus is spreading and identify ways to predict and reduce the number of new infections.

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Funding Opportunities
The  UCSF COVID-19 Rapid Response Pilot (C19 RRP) Grant Program , co-sponsored by the Academic Senate, and the Office of Research’s Research Development Office (RDO) and Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Pilot Program, seeks to support rapid response research at UCSF focused on SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Deadline: April 21

The Digital Transformation Institute ( DTI)   has issued a call for proposals on  Mitigation of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics , aimed at understanding and mitigating the spread of COVID-19, improving the ability of the public health and medical establishment to respond, and minimizing the impact of this disease on society.
  • Deadline: May 1

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation issued a r equest for proposals for the Development of Clinical Quality Measures to Improve Diagnosis .
  • Deadline: May 4

Emergent Ventures offers Fast Grants to scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours.
Training the Next Generation of Behavioral and Social Science Researchers
Aric Prather, PhD ; Maria Glymour, SciD ; and William Brown, PhD ; have received funding from National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to create the UCSF Data Science Training to Advance Behavioral and Social Science Expertise for Health Research (DaTABASE) program.
April 13, 2020
COVID-19 Epidemiology Grand Rounds with expert UCSF faculty.

(Berkeley School of Public Health)
The Elements of Precision Medicine

Imaging (coming soon)

Ethics and Engagement (coming soon)