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National Institutes of Health: Driving Discoveries at UCSF to Improve Health

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Uploaded on Mar 8, 2013

UC San Francisco receives more research funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other public institution and ranks second among all institutions nationwide.

Jeff Bluestone, PhD, executive vice chancellor at UCSF, said now is not the time to cut the nation's investment in life sciences research.

"This is an exciting time at UCSF and in the health sciences, overall. Over the past decade, the Human Genome Project has contributed to a flood of research into the root causes of disease, as well as new understanding of the genetics of health and longevity. Nascent efforts in precision medicine -- our ability to understand the building blocks of human health and disease in each individual -- are transforming the way we will prevent, diagnose and treat disease."

"We are truly in the middle of a revolution in health sciences, a time we will look back on as the equivalent of the Industrial Revolution in the magnitude and pace of the advances we are seeing. This revolution is being primarily funded by the federal government."

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