Clinical Studies

The University of California, San Francisco is one of the world's leading medical research institutions. Faculty from the Department of Pediatrics are among the many UCSF experts who serve as principal or coinvestigators on studies designed to advance patient care. Our patients have access to the newest medications and treatments through an extensive network of clinical trials.


Based in the Division of General Pediatrics, Children Helping Improve Pediatric Practice, Education & Research (CHIPPER) is designed to improve pediatric outcomes through evidence-based practice and healthcare provider education in the ambulatory setting. CHIPPER coordinates a number of ambulatory clinical studies.