UC Partners

UCSF Memory and Aging Center

The UCSF Memory and Aging Center (Director: Bruce Miller, MD) provides the highest quality of care for individuals with cognitive problems, conducts research on causes and cures for degenerative brain diseases, and educates health professionals, patients, and their families.

UCSF-UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center

This initiative draws  on the deep and diverse strengths of both campuses – in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, neurology, neuroscience, education, and public health – to accelerate research; develop and implement better screening and assessment tools; test new interventions; and reduce the social stigma surrounding dyslexia and other learning disorders. (Source: "Dyslexia, Other Learning Challenges Are Focus of New $20M Initiative - UCSF, UC Berkeley Join Forces to Advance Care, Research and Screening, Implement Effective Solutions" by Pete Farley)

UCSF Brain Letterbox Study

This partner UCSF study aims to better qualify the brain reading’s circuitry in readers with dyslexia and in particular the specialization of the brain’s “letterbox”, a region of the visual cortex responsible for orthographic processing known to be affected in dyslexia. The Brain Letterbox Study is currently recruiting adults and children between 7 and 12 years old with suspected or confirmed dyslexia.

Science-based Innovation in Learning Center

SIL is a new, innovative and cross-disciplinary ‘Precision Ed-Health’ center with partners across the University of California campuses throughout the state of CA. It will tackle issues associated with education and health disparity with a particular emphasis on underrepresented populations, with an ultimate goal of  providing all children with the best educational and health outcomes.

Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development

A community partnership at UC Merced, helping children who struggle with learning and development.