Program Tracks

Research Track

The second year and beyond are devoted to research in the fellow's area of interest under the guidance of a faculty preceptor.

Research training opportunities are vast and are available in the fields of clinical, translational, and basic laboratory sciences. Fellows are guaranteed support for two years of research, although many go on to pursue additional time in their research training posititions. Education in research methods may be obtained through the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health Master of Public Health Degree or the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics via the Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate Program or Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research. Fellows engaged in research are often supported by one of the following NIH-funded training grants:

  • UCSF Biology of Infectious Disease (PI - Henry Chambers)
  • Traineeship in AIDS Prevention Studies  (PI - Susan Kegeles)
  • Training in HIV Translational Research (PI - Diane Havlir)
  • Clinical Pharmacology; Drug Action and Pharmacogenetics (PI - Esteban Burchard)
  • Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense (PI - Joanne Engel)