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Sepsis research at UCSF. UCSF has a long and rich history of studying patients with sepsis to understand its contribution to the development of acute respiratory failure, specifically acute lung injury, and multiple organ failure. There have been several studies completed at UCSF supported by NIH R01 grants to study the role of biologic markers for understanding pathogenesis and prognosis in sepsis. Furthermore the patients with the highest mortality in the NHLBI ARDS Network have been those with sepsis. UCSF is a site for the ARDS Network Phase III Clinical Trials since 1995. At UCSF, our group of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine specialists have active research programs that have novel approaches to early diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment of sepsis. These programs include:

The research environment encompasses both basic laboratory and clinical research and includes important collaboration with fellows and faculty from the departments of Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Surgery, Medicine and the Cardiovascular Research Institute. There are fellows, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and Professors involved in all of this basic and clinical research.