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More Than the Sum of its Parts – Leveraging a UC Network


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Rachael Sak, Assistant Director, CTSI Strategic Initiatives, and Clay Johnston, Director, CTSI, present on the UCBraid initiative.

Rachael Sak, Assistant Director, CTSI Strategic Initiatives, and Clay Johnston, Director, CTSI, present on the UCBraid initiative.

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  • 1. Clinical and Translational Science Institute / CTSI at the University of California, San FranciscoMore Than the Sum of its PartsLeveraging a UC NetworkRachael Sak, Assistant Director, CTSI Strategic Initiatives
  • 2. UC BRAID• Biomedical Research Acceleration, Inte gration & UC Davis Development UCSF• Created in 2010• Led by the PIs of the Clinical & Translational UCLA UC Irvine Science Centers UCSD
  • 3. UC BRAID: Why do we exist?• Issues better solved together than separately• Shared policies, resources, expertise• Takes a force of will
  • 4. UC BRAID: What does it do?• Identifies shared challenges• Leverages expertise and resources• Develops system-wide solutions – Policy changes – New infrastructure – Standardized processes
  • 5. UC BRAID: How does it work?• Not a parallel organization• Conducted by those that create and implement the processes and do the work• Governance is conduit for identifying needs, campus experts, enabling partnerships and providing administrative support
  • 6. UC BRAID: Areas of Initial Focus• UC ReX• Contracting• IRB• Drug & device development & discovery• Metrics• Biospecimen banking (new)
  • 7. UC BRAID: Proposed New Initiatives• Research cores sharing• Multicenter clinical trials coordination• Faculty research profiles• Biospecimen banking• Health care quality data sharing
  • 8. UC BRAID ParticipantsUC Davis UC Los Angeles UC San Diego UC San FranciscoAhmad Hakim-Elahi Alisa Irwin Aziz Boxwala Lattice ArmsteadDavid Asmuth Alison Orkin David Boyle Courtney McFallDavera Gabriel Ann Pollack Gary Firestein Clay JohnstonDenise Owensby Arash Naeim Gene Hasegawa Douglas BermanErick Jenkins Anne Skinner Jim Lohr Eric MahJoshua Miller Bishoy Anastasi Lucilla Onho-Machado Erik LiumKate Marusina Brian Roe Michael Gilson Irene ShinKent Anderson Douglas Bell Mike Caliguri Jim KiriakisLars Berglund Helene Orescan Mike Ziegler Jim WellsMichael Hogarth Kenneth Bradley Margarita Baggett John HeldensRafael Gacel Meghan Brennan Julie Auger Mohammed Mahbouba June LeeUC Irvine Sarah Dry Alan VenookBruce Morgan Sharon Friend Margaret TemperoDan Mercola Steve Dubinett Michael BlumDan Cooper Mike Bunnapradist Michael ThomasDaniele Piomelli Mini KahlonJacob Levin UC Office of the President Rachael SakJim Murry Hillary Kalay Susan ShihLisa Dahm Jeff Hall Teri MeleseMadeleine PahlPaolo CasaliRuth Mulnard