Other Research Centers
The AIDS Research Institute (ARI) serves as the nexus for AIDS researchers to share research and ideas. By coordinating and promoting scientific research and exchange within the academic community, as well as providing clinical resources and education to the community at large, we strive to halt the spread of HIV and AIDS through cutting edge research, innovative clinical trials, and public education.
The UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center (AVRC) develops and conducts innovative research that enhances the quality and duration of life for people living with HIV infection and other infections of global significance. The award-winning research center is an established leader in San Diego’s HIV research community and is well known for its HIV testing programs. Internationally, the AVRC extends its research and education programs to Africa, Asia, and South America.
The Autism Center of Excellence and Healthy Infant Development Laboratory is dedicated to discovering the causes of autism using multi-disciplinary research. The center is dedicated to understanding how brain structure and function contribute to the health and well-being of all children.
The Brain Observatory is engaged in building a library for the human brain, creating the potential to illustrate the detailed design of the brain, how its microscopic structure reflects who we are, and how the relationship between structure and behavior changes as we age or as we face the progression of neurological disease.
The UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is one of several NIH-supported academic centers in the U.S. dedicated to promoting scientific and clinical studies of HIV/AIDS. CFAR members strive to develop improved vaccines and therapies for HIV infection and associated diseases through laboratory and clinical studies. Our service cores offer a variety of instrumentation and technical assistance to HIV researchers at UC San Diego, throughout the San Diego community, and worldwide.
A program of the Department of Pediatrics, the Center for Community Health promotes evidence-based health practices at the community level through translational research. Program research emphasizes Violence prevention, obesity prevention, evidence-based asthma management, and immunization delivery.
The Center of Excellence in Nanomedicine (CEN), directed by Assoc. Prof. Adah Almutairi of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, is an interdisciplinary research group that develops novel nano- and biomaterials to enable the future of biological research and medicine. CEN includes investigators from across campus, from bioengineering to neuroscience to radiology, designing and refining innovative tools that will allow precise control over the timing and location of drug delivery, disease-activated imaging signals, in vitro modeling of tissue development, and more. The Center also provides training in the application of nanotechnology and responsive materials to medicine through seminar series and workshops.
The mission of the UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health is to improve population health and development by improving the status, opportunities and safety of women and girls, globally. The Center focuses on conducting innovative global public health research, medical and academic training, and development and evaluation of evidence-based policies and practices related to gender inequities and gender-based violence.
The CLL Research Consortium (CRC) is a multi-institutional program project, funded, in part, by the National Institute of Health. The consortium has brought together institutions that, under normal circumstances, would not engage one another as they currently can under the auspices of CRC. The Consortium includes the following clinical sites: University of California, San Diego; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic, and several sites that perform laboratory work alone, including the Burnham Institute and St. Bart's of London. These institutions see a diverse patient population and all possess high quality basic science laboratories. Bringing these sites together in the context of the CRC has resulted in a program that is much more than the sum of its parts.
The mission of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) is to initiate and promote translational NeuroAIDS research through the development, coordination and realization of multi-disciplinary studies. Our many research directions include the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC), the Translational Methamphetamine Research Center (TMARC), the California AIDS Tissue Network (CNTN), and CNS HIV Anti-Retroviral Therapeutic Effects Research (CHARTER).
The San Diego Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd is located at the University of California, San Diego and affiliated with the UCSD School of Medicine and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. The seven groups at the San Diego Branch focus mainly on cancer genetics, cell signaling, gene regulation and mechanisms of cell division. The Branch has made important achievements investigating the processes that cells use to maintain the integrity of their genome, and how failure in these processes can lead to cancer.
Psychopharmacology Research Initiatives Center of Excellence (PRICE)
The PRICE program of the UCSD Department of Psychiatry is involved in providing care to approximately 35,000 individuals in San Diego County. Internationally recognized for cutting edge research, PRICE performs clinical trials in all research phases (Il-IV) and Investigator initiated studies in the fields of child, adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatry.
Part of the Department of Neurosciences, the Shiley-Marcos ADRC conducts a wide variety of research studies dedicated to understanding the causes, clinical features, and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. With the goal of discovering ways to prevent and ultimately eradicate this disease, the UCSD Shiley-Marcos ADRC annually follows approximately 350 seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, as well as 100 age-matched participants with no memory problems.
The mission of the Center is to advance the knowledge of Celiac Disease pathogenesis and to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic advances. Community activities include increasing the medical and local community's knowledge about Celiac Disease. The Center clinics at UCSD aim to provide state-of-the-art clinical care and education to adults and children with celiac disease.