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    Leslie Yuan, MPH

    TitleCIO & Director, Virtual Home
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address550 16th. Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
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      Cornell UniversityBAArts and Sciences
      University of California, BerkeleyMPHPublic Health
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      University of California 2016UC Larry L. Sautter Award - Golden Award for Open Proposals
      UCSF School of Medicine 2016Great Team Award
      University of California2013UC Larry L. Sautter Award - Golden Award for UCSF Profiles
      2012UCSF IT Innovation Contest
      2012CTSI Pilot Awards to Improve the Conduct of Research

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      Leslie is the Director of the Research Technology (RT) Program and the Chief Information Officer at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. In this position, she is responsible for a team of professionals who manage, develop, and innovate on technology / infrastructure projects that support CTSI's mission to accelerate translational research. UCSF Profiles ( and UCSF Open Proposals ( are among the software platforms the RT team currently manages.

      Prior to the position at UCSF, Leslie served as Vice President, Product Management and Member Services at Medem Inc. After earning a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from UC Berkeley, Ms. Yuan began her career as a statistical programmer, first for the California Department of Health Services and later for Syntex Corp. She spent the next 10 years at Chevron, first conducting epidemiologic research on the health effects of working in the petroleum industry, and later in Human Resources, where she was responsible for designing and planning the benefits for Chevron's self-insured and fully-insured health care plans. Ms. Yuan has served on the board of directors of a San Francisco non-profit agency, which provides support for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell University.

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      Research networking, crowdsourcing, social media

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      1. Kahlon M, Yuan L, Gologorskaya O, Johnston SC. Crowdsourcing the CTSA innovation mission. Clin Transl Sci. 2014 Apr; 7(2):89-92. PMID: 24655812; PMCID: PMC4006293.
      2. Kahlon M, Yuan L, Daigre J, Meeks E, Nelson K, Piontkowski C, Reuter K, Sak R, Turner B, Weber GM, Chatterjee A. The use and significance of a research networking system. J Med Internet Res. 2014; 16(2):e46. PMID: 24509520; PMCID: PMC3936277.
      3. Meeks E, Turner B, Chatterjee A, Yuan L. Open Research Networking Gadgets (ORNG). AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2013; 2013:175. PMID: 24303259.
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      4. Satin KP, Wong O, Yuan LA, Bailey WJ, Newton KL, Wen CP, Swencicki RE. A 50-year mortality follow-up of a large cohort of oil refinery workers in Texas. J Occup Environ Med. 1996 May; 38(5):492-506. PMID: 8733641.
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      5. Smith DF, MacGregor JT, Hiatt RA, Hooper NK, Wehr CM, Peters B, Goldman LR, Yuan LA, Smith PA, Becker CE. Micronucleated erythrocytes as an index of cytogenetic damage in humans: demographic and dietary factors associated with micronucleated erythrocytes in splenectomized subjects. Cancer Res. 1990 Aug 15; 50(16):5049-54. PMID: 2379170.
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      6. B C Organ, A C Antonacci, J Chiao, J Chiao, A Kumar, H F de Riesthal, L Yuan, D Black, and S E Calvano . . Annals of Surgery. Changes in lymphocyte number and phenotype in seven lymphoid compartments after thermal injury. 1989; 210(1):78-89.
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