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Sarcoidosis Research at UCSF. Founded in the fall of 2009, the Sarcoidosis Research Program spans all aspects of research: clinical, translational and basic. Studies performed by members of this Program have identified the power of blood genomics in identifying markers of disease severity and overlap in expression of inflammatory pathway-related genes between the blood and lung. The Sarcoidosis Research Program consists of a cohort of patients with sarcoidosis and unaffected control subjects whom we are indebted to for their participation. Below is a summary of the types of questions we are working to address:

In addition to these studies, UCSF was selected as one of the research sites for the multi-center, NIH-funded study called GENOMIC RESEARCH IN ALPHA-1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY AND SARCOIDOSIS (GRADS). The goals of this study are to:

This study is anticipated to begin enrollment in the spring of 2013.

If you are interested in learning more or participating, please click HERE If you would like to support the ongoing research, please scroll to the bottom of the following web page to Make a Gift. Make sure to choose the fund designation: “The Sarcoidosis Research Fund”.