Innovative Joint Program in Computational Precision Health at UC Berkeley and UCSF Launched to Improve Quality and Equity of Health Care; $50 Million Anonymous Gift Will Get Program Started, Additional $100 Million Sought for Future

On October 20, 2021, the University of California (UC), Berkeley and the UC San Francisco (UCSF) jointly launched a new, one-of-a-kind program in computational precision health, a significant step toward advancing this new field and, ultimately, improving the quality and equity of health care. The partnership positions the two world-renowned universities at the forefront in creating a new field at the intersection of medicine, statistics, and computation. By creating a joint faculty group between UC Berkeley and UCSF, the two universities will simultaneously advance computing and data science with biomedicine and health, enabling solutions that would not have been imagined by either discipline alone. 

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