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Research

UCSF has long been a world leader in basic, clinical and translational pulmonary and critical care research.

Our program attracts the best and the brightest research trainees from around the United States and the world to work in more than 2 dozen research programs that investigate all aspects of pulmonary and allergy biology and disease. We participate in virtually every nationally funded pulmonary disease research network and have well-funded and highly productive research programs at each of 5 UCSF campuses. Our faculty also play important roles in many of the premiere inter-disciplinary research and training programs at UCSF, including the Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Global Health Sciences, the Immunology Program, the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, the Program in Biological Sciences and the Program in Human Genetics. Division faculty members also play leadership roles in the American Thoracic Society (5 former Presidents) and in advising the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization. Research initiated in our division has already been translated into new therapies for asthma, acute lung injury, pulmonary fibrosis and tuberculosis.