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University of California, San Francisco — Organ Regenerative Surgery

(Photo courtesy of UCSF, image copyright: Steve Babuliak 2015)
Award Date 
6/2017
Grant Amount 
$825,000
Purpose 
To support the development of a regenerative surgery method for human livers, led by Tammy T. Chang, MD, PhD.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: December 2017
Grant investigator: Chris Somerville

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. University of California, San Francisco staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a gift of $825,000 over three years to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to support research into the development of a stem cell treatment1 method for repairing or replacing damaged human livers. The work will be led by Tammy T. Chang, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery.

In addition to the potential utility for liver repair, our science team is particularly interested in whether the method could have broad applications for repairing or replacing other human organs.

This grant falls within our work on scientific research, and was identified through our 2016 NIH Transformative Research Award RFP.

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Document Source
UCSF News Center, May 2017 [archive only] Source