Gladstone is an administratively and financially independent not-for-profit organization that has a vibrant partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), one of the nation’s premier health-sciences institutions. All of Gladstone’s principal investigators hold faculty positions at UCSF.
Gladstone was originally housed at San Francisco General Hospital—which UCSF has long used as a teaching hospital—but moved into its own building adjacent to UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in 2004. Gladstone’s graduate program is offered in partnership with UCSF and all Gladstone investigators mentor UCSF PhD candidates and/or medical students. The two organizations also conduct their searches for new investigators together and jointly make decisions about promotions. Gladstone hosts and shares its core facilities with UCSF, while its investigators have access to all UCSF programs and services—including the university’s biomedical library, lectures, workshops and retreats.