UC BRAID leaders are (from left): Jennifer Grandis (UCSF), Lars Berglund, MD, PhD (UCD), Deborah Grady, MD (UCSF), Steven Dubinett (UCLA), Gary Firestein, MD (UCSD), and Dan Cooper (UCI). Image via UCSF CTSI.
On November 7, 2014, representatives of the University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, and Development (UC BRAID) program held an annual retreat at UC San Diego to plot the future growth for initiatives including integrating informatics across the UC enterprise, expanding UC Research Exchange (UC ReX - a federated multi-site clinical data repository), developing industry partnerships, and expanding the system-wide network for clinical and translational research.
The meeting, which focused on innovation, collaboration and acceleration, drew more than 80 translational medicine researchers, administrative leaders, staff and faculty representing eight UC campuses. The participants also discussed major achievements and potential new areas of focus. Read the full article here.