Associate Dean for Research

Michael W. Peterson, MD, MACP

Michael W. Peterson, MD, MACP

UCSF Fresno Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Research

Y. Frank and Roxie Moradian Chair in Medicine

UCSF Professor of Medicine

Assistant Dean For Research

Eyad Almasri, MD

Eyad Almasri, MD

Assistant Dean for Research, UCSF Fresno

UCSF Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Fresno Department of Internal Medicine

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Research By Department

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Human Subjects Protection




UCSF HIPAA Training Resources:

Mobile Device Security – Good Security Practices

UCSF HIPAA Training Resources:Basic (HIPAA 101 Training) for individuals with computers who do not handle confidential patient health or financial information:Advanced HIPAA for individuals who handle confidential, electronic health or financial information of UCSF patients or research subjects:

PHI Module for individuals who access PHI like patient registrations or billing functions

Provider Module for Providers like residents, students and physicians

Research Module for all researchers

Communications and Media Relations Module for individuals involved in Institutional Advancement, Communications and Media Relations

Advanced Security Module Security of Electronic Information

Tutorial Assessment Program on Research Aspects of HIPAA:
This Tutorial was developed by the UC San Diego Human Subjects Protection Program and has been made available to the research community at all the UC Medical Centers. It is targeted to research investigators though anyone interested may complete this module. You will be able to download a certificate of completion after you
complete the module.

HIPAA Research Training Module: This module is targeted for research staff, coordinators, and administrators, as well as research investigators who need to know the CHR procedures. A certificate of completion is not available at this time.

The 18 Protected Health Information Identifiers

California Senate Bill 1386 (SB1386)

More information found at UCSF campus HIPAA site


Updated Mandatory Online Training Program Requirement for all Key Research Personnel

The on-line UCSF Human Research Protection Training Program has been replaced with the nationally-recognized and widely-used on-line training program called the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The CITI program, which will be hosted by UCSF, is now the required training for all UCSF key research personnel participating in human research. Key research personnel include Principal Investigators, Sub-Investigators, research staff, research volunteers and any other persons who are listed on study applications. Research personnel who have not yet completed online training in the protection of human subjects must do so prior to participating in any research activities. Those who have previously completed online training have until February, 2009 to complete the new training. Certificates are valid for 3 years.

Copies of completion certificates must be forwarded to the Institutional Review Board office –  (

The CITI Program training website is at

For more information on the new UCSF requirement, go to, or contact the Institutional Review Board office at 559-499-6553