American University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
College Description (College Ranking near bottom of listing)
At UC San Francisco (University of California San Francisco), we are driven by the idea that when the best research, the best teaching and the best patient care converge, we can deliver breakthroughs that help heal the world.
Excellence is in our DNA. From genomics and immunology to specialty care for women and children, UCSF brings together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neuro-degenerative diseases, aging and stem cells. Our hospitals and educational programs consistently rank among the best in the country, according to the latest surveys by U.S. News & World Report.
We are the leading university dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
UC San Francisco is leading revolutions in health – and those revolutions often start in the lab. From basic science to clinical research, we are constantly pushing scientific boundaries and earning worldwide recognition for our discoveries. A key element of UCSF’s research success is its deeply ingrained culture of collaboration. Scientists regularly reach across disciplines and beyond the borders of UCSF to advance knowledge in basic science and formulate new strategies for treating disease – insights that would be elusive in laboratories focused only on a single research approach. This collaborative spirit and its echo effect yield life-changing results: Our faculty members are uncovering ways to prevent and treat a wide array of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, genetic disorders, and immunological and infectious diseases.
The caliber of UCSF’s research is world renowned. Our faculty have won nearly every leading prize in the health sciences, from Nobel Prizes to National Medals of Science. For nearly a decade, UCSF has earned its place as the top-funded public academic institution by the National Institutes of Health.
San Francisco, CA USA