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UCSF seeks to bridge gap between tech and health
San Francisco Business Times

UCSF wants to get a little more like Silicon Valley. Noting a recent deal with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sam Hawgood, the interim chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, said the graduate-level, health care-centric university is increasingly reaching out to high-tech companies and entrepreneurs. UCSF researchers for the past couple years have made presentations at Salesforce Inc.’s Dreamforce conference, delving into topics like brain mapping while trying to inspire collaborations with technologists that could benefit UCSF scientists as well as patients in the UCSF Medical Center.