Cathy Smith lab

From bench to bedside, the Department of Medicine focuses on generating knowledge from research that will alleviate human suffering through the prevention and treatment of disease.Over the last decade, the Department has ranked at or near the top among all departments of medicine in research dollars granted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Including all sources, we currently hold more than 1,600 grants, fellowships and contracts totaling more than $200 million annual revenue. Our continued accomplishments in this highly competitive arena attest to the quality and significance of the research performed by our basic and clinical scientists. Important for this success is the research environment at UCSF, which, along with its collaborative culture, affords virtually unlimited opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education.

Research Grants

FY21 Awards Received of >$5M Total Costs

PI Name Sponsor Award Title $$ in Millions
Diane Havlir NIAID A Multisectoral Strategy to Address Persistent Drivers of the HIV Epidemic in East Africa $23
Adithya Cattamanchi NICHD Rapid Research for Diagnostics Development in TB Network (R2D2 TB Network) $20
Alex Marson NIAID Inherited T cell defects: Diagnosis, Mechanisms and Treatments $11
Steve Deeks CIRM Anti-HIV duoCAR-T cell therapy for HIV infection $9
Payam Nahid NIAID DRAMATIC Phase 2 Duration Randomized MDR-TB Treatment Trial $7
Diane Havlir NICHD Strategic antiretroviral therapy and HIV testing for youth in rural Africa (SEARCH YOUTH) $6
Alka Kanaya NHLBI

Metabolic effects and mechanisms for heart failure in South Asians