News

April 18, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Donna Murray who has been selected to receive the prestigious CTSI TL1 Fellowship Award, PRESCIENT, for 2017-18.

Mild-TBI, MR positive concussion
January 30, 2017
A study just published in the Journal of Neurotrauma provides new insight into how functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can predict long-term abnormal behavioral and cognitive activity caused by concussion.
Resting-state networks (RSNs) from the independent component analysis (ICA) group decomposition.
January 24, 2017

For concussion sufferers, even those who never lost consciousness, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event, using a new non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method devised by a consortium of researchers led by UC San Francisco scientists.

December 13, 2016
Brain’s Wiring Connected to Sensory Processing Disorder


Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have actual differences in their brain’s white matter, which is the “wiring” of the brain. The difference in the brain connectivity predicts challenges with auditory and tactile processing. The findings came after UCSF researchers did the largest imaging study ever with children who have SPD. https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2016/12/405116/most-popular-science-stories-2016
Winner Dr. Duygu Tosun-Turgut (center) met with Michael J. Fox and MJFF Co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman Debi Brooks in New York City earlier this month.
November 30, 2016
University of California, San Francisco and Weill Cornell Medicine Researchers Named Winners of 2016 Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative Data Challenge
Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD
November 28, 2016
Dr. Pratik Mukherjee, CIND Director, is one of six that was selected by the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) to receive up to $1.2 million in grant funding.
November 15, 2016

Continuing California’s groundbreaking effort to better treat and prevent diseases through advanced computing, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and UC San Francisco today (Nov. 15) announced six new projects have been selected for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM).

“These grant winners will harness the power of advanced computing to better treat and prevent diseases,” said Governor Brown.

NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant
October 02, 2014

Dr. Pratik Mukherjee, Director of CIND, is one of five UCSF neuroscientist to receive one of NIH's first research grant to support President Obama’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative.

July 18, 2014
The Brain Health Registry, led by Michael W. Weiner, MD, and Scott Mackin, PhD, is a groundbreaking, Internet-based study aimed to accelerate the development of effective treatments and preventative interventions for brain diseases and disorders.
7T Magnet
February 14, 2014

In December 2013 the SFVAMC joined a small, elite group of research centers that perform human imaging research with an ultra-high field MRI scanner as the 7 Tesla MRI scanner arrived.

November 29, 2011
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visits CIND for an update on Traumatic Brain Injury research being conducted at the VA