SF Coordinating Center
Through a partnership with the San Francisco Coordinating Center (SFCC), CPMCRI has long been at the forefront of research into longevity. As the home of the Longevity Consortium—funded by the National Institute on Aging to foster collaboration among longevity researchers from different countries and disciplines—CPMCRI's Center for Research on Human Aging and the SFCC coordinate the work of laboratory scientists, biostatisticians, genomics researchers, epidemiologists, and clinical investigators to understand genes associated with human aging and longevity. The overall purpose is to identify molecular targets for interventions to slow or delay the aging process.
New and ongoing research at the SFCC builds on longitudinal data collected via the Longevity Consortium from several cohorts of long-lived men and women. Taken together, these studies about aging represent the largest, richest data sets on longevity in the U.S.
The SFCC—a collaborative enterprise among researchers from the CPMC Research Institute and the UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics—specializes in multi-center studies in aging/longevity, breast cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease, cognitive function/dementia, endocrine disorders, insomnia/sleep disorders, genetics, neonatology, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and research methods in biostatistics and study design.
The SFCC combines scientific expertise in these areas with broad experience in managing multi-center studies, and offers access to a network of high-quality, experienced clinical centers. These centers have a proven track record in recruitment and quality data collection to implement successful follow-up activities.
Studies at the SFCC are known for high rates of recruitment, reference, and publication. At the core of the Coordinating Center is a team with more than two decades of experience and innovation in clinical research and clinical trials. A non-profit, academic center, the SFCC works selectively with industry and NIH to develop and conduct studies that have a critical impact on clinical research and public health.
CPMCRI investigators at the SFCC:
Steven R. Cummings, M.D., FACP
Peggy Cawthon, PhD
Dan Evans, PhD
Katie Stone, PhD
Gregory James Tranah, PhD