The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program has a new clinical research center.
The 3,300-square-foot center allows more than 300 research projects to be conducted under one roof.
The center will increase the ability to offer a variety of research studies and clinical trials in Fresno, which will make more treatment options available locally and improve patient care, the University of California at San Francisco said.
Some of the research projects at UCSF Fresno include studies into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cancers of the breast, prostate, and thyroid, liver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis C, pulmonary arterial hypertension, stroke, pediatric and adult poisonings, and HIV/AIDS.
The Clinical Research Center was established through donations totaling more than $1 million from numerous local organizations and individuals, including University Centers of Excellence/Central California Faculty Medical Group, the Van Gundy family, the Waterford Foundation/Assemi family, the late B.C. "Bing" Bingham and wife Wanda Bingham, American Ambulance and the Borba families.
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