A.W. And Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Neurology, UC San Francisco Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Francisco; Director, UCSF Memory and Aging Center; Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute
Words of Strength
Early and accurate diagnosis helps people understand the changes occurring in their brains, make plans to live according to their values, manage symptoms as they arise, and get the right treatment, when available.
Bruce leads several large, collaborative research projects that focus on diagnosis, biomarkers, and the biological drivers of disease to, hopefully, find a cure. As a behavioral neurologist, Bruce evaluates patients and works with families to diagnose and manage the symptoms that arise.
By collaborating with basic, translational, and clinical scientists, we are speeding up our understanding of brain and disease biology while also driving towards finding a cure.
Bruce is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at UCSF where he holds the A.W. & Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology. He founded the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and leads an NIH-funded program project grant on frontotemporal dementia, the UCSF Alzheimer's disease Research Center, and two consortia focused on developing treatments for the tau and progranulin subtypes of frontotemporal dementia and another consortium for Parkinson’s spectrum disorders. He has directed new approaches to patient care linked to intensive caregiver support and, in a separate effort, developed better diagnostic support tools for primary practice physicians in collaboration with Quest Diagnostics. His multidisciplinary approach builds collaborations around iPS cells, genomics, and neuroimaging enabling research findings related to the differential diagnosis of dementia, dementia risk factors, and new therapeutic approaches.