As a patient of the UCSF MS Center, you may have the opportunity to take part in clinical trials involving the use of experimental treatments, as well as observational studies that help better understand the natural history of the disease. Although our primary clinical research focus is on MS, we also study other diseases such as neuromyelitis optica (NMO), optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, encephalitis and sarcoidosis.
The MS Clinical Research Center is an internationally recognized leader in multiple sclerosis clinical research. We are a part of the UCSF Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit located at the Sandler Neurosciences Center, 675 Nelson Rising Lane on the first floor in Suite 130 (downloadable map). If you are currently a patient of the UCSF MS Center, some of these studies may be completed during your clinic visits. Some research studies are open for enrollment even if you do not receive your neurological care at UCSF.
For a list of our current opportunities, please visit our Research section.