Univ. California San Francisco


The University of California, San Francisco is the smallest — in size and number of students — of the 10 UC campuses. But its relative size belies its distinction as one of the leading biomedical research and health science education centers in the world. The roots of this public health sciences university, dedicated to saving lives and improving health, can be traced in San Francisco to the 1864 establishment of the Toland Medical College, which nine years later would become the Medical Department of a then fledgling University of California across the Bay. The University's foundation was laid when leaders foresaw the campus as more than a medical school, and they decided to combine a few scattered colleges — including the colleges of pharmacy and dentistry — on land donated by San Francisco Mayor Adolph Sutro just above Golden Gate Park. In 1907, the campus built its own hospital and a clinics building that would serve the city, and eventually people from all over the world. The original nucleus of schools grew to include the School of Nursing in 1939 and a Graduate Division in 1961. The rest is history — one of discovery, innovation and public service. For example: Researchers at UCSF developed gene-splicing techniques that have revolutionized biology, spawned the biotechnology industry and led to life-saving treatments. Some 25,000 doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and scientists have graduated from UCSF, whose schools are ranked among the top in nation. UCSF — including its medical centers at Parnassus and Mount Zion — and its affiliated hospitals — San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center and the VA Medical Center — handle more than one million patient visits a year. With a work force of 18,600 people, UCSF is San Francisco's second largest employer. In 2003, UCSF opened its 43 acre Mission Bay campus south of downtown San Francisco. UCSF Mission Bay, the largest biomedical university expansion in the country, will double UCSF's research space and speed the pace of biomedical discovery.


Univ. California San Francisco
4150 Clement St. (112C)
94121 San Francisco
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
Forschung & Entwicklung
Forschung & Lehre
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