UCSF Profiles: A Research Networking and Expertise Mining Tool

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has made translational medicine research a high priority. UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is one of the 60 institutes nationwide awarded through the NIH Clinical Translational Science Award program in 2006 and was recently awarded a five-year, $112 million NIH renewal grant to help accelerate translation of research to improve health.

Cross-discipline collaboration has grown rapidly over the last few years. The CTSI promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary translational research.  To facilitate researchers not only locally but also nationally and internationally to find experts, collaborators or mentors from UCSF, CTSI created a “UCSF Profile”.

It’s very easy to use. You can find investigators by searching research topic or by name/department. Below is an example of Dr. E. Blackburn’s profile. You can see whom Dr. Blackburn networks with (who co-authored with her; who worked on similar research topics) and her publications.

Try this useful UCSF research expertise database to find mentors, collaborators and experts!

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