Site Opportunities at UCSF
UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational, and population sciences, as well as a preeminent biomedical research enterprise and two top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Health and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.
At UCSF, GBHI is housed in the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC). The MAC is a National Institute of Aging-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center working to translate research science into improved diagnosis and care for people with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease and related diseases, as well as to find a treatment or prevention. The MAC provides model care for patients and their families, finding innovative ways to understand and hopefully cure these neurodegenerative diseases, and reaching out to the wider community to raise awareness about these diseases of aging. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, speech pathologists, genetic counselors, nurses, pharmacologists, social workers, research coordinators, technologists and administrators.
Beyond the MAC, Atlantic Fellows based at UCSF have many opportunities for additional clinical practice, research and enrichmentment opportunities, including through UCSF Neurology and the greater UCSF community, as well as local hospitals and community organizations such as Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the Mission Neighborhood Health Center, Through a partnership with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, fellows may have the opportunity to explore the intersection of music, creativity, and brain science. GBHI continues to seek opportunities to partner with local organizations in San Francisco.