We Train the Next Generation of Women’s Health Researchers: We have a tradition of teaching and mentoring junior researchers in conducting women’s health research. We seek to provide junior researchers with the skills, tools, and perspective they need to conduct high-impact, scientifically-rigorous research that is relevant to women’s health.

CTST K Scholars Program
  • Drs. Vanessa Jacoby and Alison Huang are program faculty for the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute's K Scholars Program, which promotes the career development of over 50 junior faculty affiliated with UCSF and supported by individual or institutional career development awards to build careers in clinical and translational research. K Scholars participate in works-in-progress seminars, methodological and career development didactic sessions, and networking opportunities on Friday mornings, in addition to receiving one-on-one advise related to career development, statistical advising, manuscript and grant writing. 

VA Fellowship in Women’s Health

  • Drs. Karla Kerlikoske and Vanessa Jacoby are Co-Directors of the San Francisco VA Fellowship Program. The program provides two years of post residency, post-doctoral research, education, and clinical learning opportunities to eligible physicians and associated health professionals. Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of their time in research and education and 25 percent in clinical care at selected VA sites.

UCSF-KPNC Urologic Epidemiology K12 Program

  • Dr. Alison Huang directs the NIDDK-funded career development program designed to support junior faculty researchers in launching careers in epidemiologic research on benign urologic conditions, jointly held by UCSF and Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Training program's Resident Research Training Program (RRTP)

  • As director of the RRTP, Dr. Alison Huang leads didactic courses on designing clinical research and oversees research award and travel programs for medical, surgical, and pharmacy residents. She also directs NHLBI-funded Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38 program designed to guide a select few UCSF residents per year in pursuing more intensive, year-long research and research training experiences.

UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Training (CTST) Program

  • Dr. Alka Kanaya oversees a multi-pronged program designed to support and expand discipline-specific research training programs for investigators translating "laboratory to human subjects" and "evidence into practice." This includes programs for junior faculty (UCSF's KL2 program), postdoctoral scholars (FAST-CaR), residents (RRTP), and medical students.