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One of the best resources we have to fuel our research comes from the generous and visionary support of people like you - people who share our quest to improve the quality of life for all people. 

BY PHONE

Call 1 (877) 499-8273 

If you would like to discuss your gift, please contact: 
Emily Muller, Associate Director of Development
(415) 502-3416 or
[email protected].

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BY CHECK

Please make your check payable to the UCSF Foundation and include "AME Center" in the memo line of your check.

You will receive a confirmation note in the mail for your tax records.

Please mail it to: UCSF Foundation
Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

 

 

 

1. PROMOTING STRESS RESILIENCE FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Chronic stress can get “under the skin” and contribute to the development and progression of health problems, both mental and physical.  Interestingly, the health of many individuals who face adversity remains intact and some actually thrive.  One of our research goals is to identify who these “resilient” people are, what makes them different, and how can we harness those characteristics to improve the lives of stressed populations more generally.     

The AME Center’s research strives to cultivate novel mobile and group interventions using science based strategies such as shifting mindsets or using intensive meditation to mitigate the impact of stress for vulnerable populations.

In particular our research efforts actively support family caregivers of people living with chronic conditions of dementia and autism.

 

2. BEHAVIOR CHANGE WE CAN SUSTAIN

Each day we hear about the importance of positive health behaviors in maintaining and promoting health.  Yet, we often make choices at odds with our health when under duress.  Why? Through careful laboratory and field research studies, the AME Center is piecing together the evidence and illuminating the mechanisms, from the brain to behavior, that will help individuals develop and sustain positive health behaviors that promote healthspan, such as a healthy way of eating, physical activity, and quality sleep.  As our knowledgebase grows, we plan to build and modify established health behavior interventions to improve these areas. Please consider contributing to the cause.