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

  • Anita Sil, MD, PhD, co-chair 
    Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
  • Kathleen Liu, MD, PhD, co-chair
    Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Emily Crawford, PhD
    Special Operations Team Leader, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine and Group Leader, Infectious Disease Initiative, CZ Biohub
  • Stuart Gansky, MS, DrPH
    Professor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry
  • Kathy Giacomini, PhD
    Professor, Department of Bioengineering, School of Pharmacy and Co-Director, CERSI
  • 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
  • Monica McLemore, RN, PhD, FAAN
    Associate Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing
  • Payam Nahid, MD, MPH
    Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Associate Director, Clinical & Translational Science Institute
  • 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
  • TBD
    UCSF Health