Initiatives

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub)

The CZ Biohub vision is to develop and apply the technologies that will enable doctors to cure, prevent or manage all diseases during our children’s lifetime. Along the way, they will work with partners to map every cell in the human body and will rapidly address emerging health threats – think Zika virus. They’ll do it by collaborating on a global scale, and using the most advanced technology to go after disease with a radically new approach.

Collaboration is at the heart of everything they do. It starts with bringing together—for the first time—three of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions: UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UCSF. As they move forward, they will reach out to colleagues at other institutions, and in the Silicon Valley tech community, to build momentum and cultivate new ideas in the global fight against disease.

CHORI

UCSF and Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (Children’s Oakland) affiliated in January 2014, and Children’s Oakland is now commonly referred to as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO). UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is a nonprofit public benefit corporation. Through the affiliation agreement, UCSF is now the sole corporate and voting member of that corporation. Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is a biomedical research institute that is a department of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.  Bridging basic science and clinical research in the treatment and prevention of human disease, CHORI is involved in translational research, providing cures for blood diseases, developing new vaccines for infectious diseases, and discovering new treatment protocols for previously fatal or debilitating conditions.  

SF BUILD

SF BUILD's mission is to enhance diversity of the biomedical research workforce by transforming the teaching and research environments at San Francisco State University. SF BUILD creates engaging and supportive spaces where students and faculty can safely represent different backgrounds and perspectives. Additionally, in partnership with UCSF, students and faculty receive training and mentoring to make significant contributions to biomedical research by asking innovative questions that are relevant to local communities.