What We've Accomplished
The UCSF National Center of Excellence utilizes a model of integrated and innovative research, clinical care, professional training, leadership development and community engagement. In our first 10 years, we have, by request, provided training and support to organizations across the United States and internationally. Some of our key accomplishments include:
- Our eight-story building at UCSF Mount Zion is a welcoming setting for coordinated, women-focused services that are linked to specialty services across our many campuses.
- We are building a Women’s Specialty Hospital to offer a lifetime of reproductive health, designed to be integrated with a new Children’s Hospital and Cancer Hospital at UCSF’s Mission Bay Campus.
- We have established a Women’s Health Clinical Research Center whose research findings on topics such as incontinence and menopause are being incorporated into our clinical practices.
- We have established a ground-breaking program on women’s health and the environment, studying the effects of environmental contaminants on reproductive health and fertility.
- We have created a national model of academic community partnerships that has provided support and technical assistance to programs advancing women’s health at the community level in six states.
- We have touched the lives of more than 15,000 teenage girls through our Young Women’s Health Conferences, designed by and for girls to empower them to take control of their health and lives.
- We have filled the training pipeline with future clinical providers, researchers and educators with a passion for women’s health through our community outreach and multiple educational and mentoring programs.
- We have implemented a co-management model that integrates mental health specialists and clinical pharmacists into the primary care clinic in order to improve diagnosis and care of depression.
- Our experts are expanding options for women’s care with less invasive treatments requiring less surgery for continence, fibroids, and breast and ovarian cancers. Sometimes less is more.
- Translating research into clinical care, our studies of new medications and behavioral treatments for urinary incontinence have uncovered links between continence and other health issues such as obesity, diabetes and hormone therapy, and have improved treatments options for women.