COVID-19 Research Coordination Task Force

To ensure that UCSF is as prepared as possible to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, EVCP Dan Lowenstein has appointed Kathleen Liu, PhD, and Anita Sil, MD, PhD, as co-chairs of the COVID-19 Research Coordination Task Force. The task force is charged with coordinating, facilitating, and fostering current and planned research at UCSF to address COVID-19 and potential future pandemics, in addition to building broad awareness of existing UCSF COVID-19 research efforts.

Membership

  • Kathleen Liu, MD, PhD, co-chair
    Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

    Anita Sil, MD, PhD, co-chair
    Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine

    Emily Crawford, PhD
    Special Operations Team Leader, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine 

    Stuart Gansky, MS, DrPH
    Professor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences and Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry

    Ralph Gonzales, MD, MS
    Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer, UCSF Health

    Sharat Israni, PhD
    Executive Director, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute

    Vivek Jain, MD, MAS
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine - ZSFG, School of Medicine

  • Gretchen Kiser, PhD
    Executive Director, Research Development Office, Office of Research

    Ed Kuczynski
    Director, Human Research Protection Program, Office of Research

    Payam Nahid, MD, MPH
    Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Associate Director, Clinical & Translational Science Institute, and Director, UCSF Center for Tuberculosis

    Melanie Ott, MD, PhD
    Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Director, Gladstone Institute of Virology

    Phyllis Tien, MD
    Professor, Department of Medicine – VAMC, School of Medicine