University of California, San Francisco

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The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of ten campuses in the University of California (UC) system, and the only UC campus dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. UCSF was founded in 1864 and is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical resources, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.

UCSF hosts a top-ranking medical school as well as some of the premier research centers in the world. The University maintains an aggressive HIV research program geared to developing strategies to prevent, treat and cure HIV infection. A strong international effort focuses on behavioral and organizational responses to high infection rates, and promotes new clinical practices, drug treatment and vaccine research. Specifically, the HIV/AIDS Division is an interdisciplinary division providing specialized primary care to thousands of people in San Francisco living with HIV. The Division has a major presence in the developing world – training local providers and leading global research. The Division faculty is among the most cited in scientific publications and conducts work in all major areas of HIV science.