Transformative Partnerships

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UC San Francisco partners with entities across sectors- private, public, not for profit, and our community to accelerate our mission of advancing health worldwide. External partnerships bring valuable expertise, perspective and resources to UCSF. Such alliances also bring value-add to our partners, which look to collaborate with UCSF scientists and innovators such that we can collectively make an impact on societal well-being.

Priority Statement

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UCSF will convene and engage in cross-sector partnerships in creative, innovative ways that ensure we remain at the forefront of research, education and patient care. UCSF aspires to be a top notch partner for private industry and an anchor institution for our neighboring communities.


  • Form transformative partnerships that help us accomplish something beyond what we’ve done before, or improve in an area in which we are not currently a leader due to gaps in knowledge or skills inside the University.
  • Work more broadly and collaboratively across sectors and industries to identify solutions to problems and challenges within health, health care and the health sciences.
  • Establish UCSF as a convener and leader in the areas of health science, health and health care innovation, with diverse and cross sector partners, focusing on its impact in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Establish UCSF as a desirable partner for private industry and community-based partners.