From the Director, Physician Scientist Scholar Program (PSSP)

Welcome to the UCSF PSSP website. The PSSP was established in 2013 by the School of Medicine in partnership with the clinical departments to identify and support young physician/scientists who engage in medical practice and have shown exceptional promise to launch an independent laboratory research program. Candidates for this award are identified and nominated by their departments, which also provide salary support. The School commits substantial research resources to each Scholar and identifies laboratory space in a supportive scientific neighborhood. A Steering Committee comprised of leading research scientists evaluates PSSP nominees and selects one to two new Scholars each year. I encourage you to learn about the Program more by reviewing the short program summary and by reading about the current Scholars and their exciting research programs.  

Thank you again for your interest in UCSF and the PSSP. 

Kevin Shannon, M.D.