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Research studies currently recruiting participants are listed below.
Research Participation
Precision Learning (PrecL) Center

The Preciscion Learning Center (PrecL Center) is a new, innovative and cross-disciplinary ‘Precision Ed-Health’ center that started in 2017. PrecL consists of faculty and students from 6 UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, LA, Merced, SF) and Standord, with experts in medicine, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, statistics, education, bilingualism, and policy.
Our central mission is to tackle issues associated with education and health disparity with a particular emphasis on underrepresented populations, through high quality services, training, advocacy and research programs. The ultimate goal is to provide the best educational and health outcomes for ALL children regardless of their background.

We are looking to partner with schools, school districts, or other community organizations who work with children grades K-2 of lower socio-economic status or who are English Language Learners (ELLs). If you are interested in partnering with us on this exciting, important, and innovative mission, click the email link below:

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Family Brain Program

You know where your eye color and height came from, but do you wonder where your reading and language abilities came from? How are we shaped by our genes, environment and the complex interplay between them? Our research team at the University of California, San Francisco is tackling this problem for the first time using the latest, non-invasive neuroscience approaches. This program helps scientists disentangle genetic, prenatal, and postnatal environmental influences in brain networks underlying cognitive processes. Ultimately, this research will help us understand how we become the way we are.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn about the cognitive traits of you, your partner, and your children, while helping to study some of the most intriguing mysteries of the human brain.

We are inviting families with a child born through assistive reproductive technology (ART) or natural conception (ages 5-12) to join a program that offers comprehensive information about their child’s cognitive abilities and a brain scan at no cost. Your participation will also help families by advancing scientific understanding of the effects of nature and nurture on cognitive, linguistic, emotional and academic development. Click to participate:

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Learning Success Program

We are currently offering an exciting and limited opportunity at no cost for families with incoming kindergarteners. If your child is eligible, we will monitor progress of your child’s language, cognitive and motivational skills in detail every year from kindergarten to third grade, and provide information about strategies to (and in some cases tools that may) strengthen them. We are offering this opportunity for children who are planning to go to SFUSD Spanish or Cantonese immersion programs (or General Ed English programs). More broadly, we hope that the findings from this study will be helpful in planning better instruction for bilingual children.

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UCSF Dyslexia Center

The mission of the UCSF Dyslexia Center is to eliminate the debilitating effects of developmental dyslexia while preserving and even enhancing the relative strengths of each individual. In addition, the center aims to develop best practice protocols to implement individualized interventions in classrooms throughout the country.

Learn about opportunities to participate in research to help improve diagnosis and tools for people with dyslexia by clicking the link below.

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