Skip to main content

COVID-19 clinical trials at UCSF

34 in progress, 13 open to eligible people

Showing trials for
  • EB05 + SOC vs. Placebo + SOC in Adult Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    COVID-19 patients who develop severe disease often develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a result of a dysregulated immune response. This in turn stimulates a pro-inflammatory cascade ("cytokine storm") as well as emergency myelopoiesis. This proinflammatory cascade is activated when viral-mediated cell damage occurs in the lungs, resulting in the release of damage-signaling alarmin molecules such as S100A8/A9 (Calprotectin), HMGB1, Resistin, and oxidized phospholipids. These damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) are recognized by the pattern recognition receptor Toll-Like Receptor 4 (TLR4) found on macrophages, dendritic cells and other innate immune cells and result in additional release of pro-inflammatory molecules. Several recent studies have shown that S100A8/A9 serum levels in hospitalized COVID-19 patients positively correlate with both neutrophil count and disease severity. Taken together the DAMP-TLR4 interaction forms a central axis in the innate immune system and is a key driver of the pathological inflammation observed in COVID-19. We hypothesis that targeting the initial step in the signalling pathways of these DAMPs in innate immunity offers the best hope for controlling the exaggerated host response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. EB05 has demonstrated safety in two clinical studies (>120 patients) and was able to block LPS-induced (TLR4 agonist) IL-6 release in humans. Given, this extensive body of evidence we believe EB05 could ameliorate ARDS due to COVID-19, significantly reducing ventilation rates and mortality.

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • CArdiac REhabilitation for Building Exertional heArt Rate for Chronotropic Incompetence in Long COVID-19

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this proof-of-concept clinical trial is to determine whether cardiac rehabilitation improves exercise capacity and chronotropic (heart rate) response to exercise among people with Long COVID. The study will include individuals with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptoms not present prior to COVID-19 that are persistent for at least 3 months after acute infection ("Long COVID"), and who have reduced exercise capacity less than predicted and reduced heart rate response during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). In addition to the primary outcome of change in peak VO2, secondary outcomes will include change in symptoms including autonomic symptoms (COMPASS-31), anxiety (GAD-7), depression (PHQ-9), endothelial function with brachial artery flow-mediated dilation, and satisfaction (net-promotor score).

    San Francisco, California

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Impact on Alcohol-related Liver Disease Patient Outcomes, Care and Alcohol Use

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The study consists of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy and feasibility of a stepped alcohol treatment using telemedicine on unhealthy alcohol use in patients with chronic liver disease receiving care in hepatology practices at three sites. Patients who meet eligibility criteria will be randomized to one of two study arms: 1) Stepped Alcohol Treatment (SAT) or, 2) Usual Care (UC). Participants will be randomized separately by site. SAT includes 3 sessions of motivational interviewing followed by referral to addiction medicine for patients who do not reduce unhealthy drinking. Trial outcome measures will be complete at 6 and 12 months following baseline enrollment.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • I-SPY COVID-19 TRIAL: An Adaptive Platform Trial for Critically Ill Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this project is to rapidly screen promising agents, in the setting of an adaptive platform trial, for treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients. In this phase 2 platform design, agents will be identified with a signal suggesting a big impact on reducing mortality and the need for, as well as duration, of mechanical ventilation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Imaging Immune Activation in COVID-19

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a single center, single arm exploratory imaging study involving up to two intravenous microdoses of [18F]F-AraG (the second tracer dose is optional) followed by whole-body PET-CT imaging in participants with convalescent COVID-19. Up to 20 participants will be enrolled over an accrual period of approximately 24 months. Each participant will undergo one PET-CT scan following 50 +/- 10 minutes uptake following a single bolus injection of [18F]F-AraG in order to determine the tissue distribution of tracer in pariticpants with recent SARS-CoV-2 infection. A second optional [18F]F-AraG dose and PET-CT will be offered approximately 4 months following the initial imaging time point.

    San Francisco, California

  • PROmotion of COVID-19 BOOSTer VA(X)Ccination in the Emergency Department - PROBOOSTVAXED

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this cluster randomized clinical trial is to test the efficacy of messaging interventions to increase booster vaccine uptake in adults in the emergency department(ED). The main question[s] and goals of this study are: - does the intervention of vaccine messaging increase booster vaccine uptake at 30 days post ED visit? - does the intervention of asking about vaccine acceptance increase booster vaccine uptake at 30 days post ED visit? - considering recent national changes to funding and availability of updated vaccines, we will examine the effects of these changes on vaccine acceptance and uptake in ED populations. Specifically, we will stratify EDs and ED patients according to the ED availability of vaccines, and we will also examine whether costs and availability of vaccines are a deterrent to patient acceptance and uptake of vaccines

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Strategies and Treatments for Respiratory Infections &; Viral Emergencies (STRIVE): Shionogi Protease Inhibitor

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Treatments are needed to improve outcomes among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, including direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents to mitigate the pathology driven by ongoing viral replication. This trial will evaluate S-217622, an anti-SARS-CoV2 3C-like protease inhibitor (PI) developed by Shionogi &; Co. Ltd. The study design is a randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-center international clinical trial that will evaluate the clinical efficacy of S-217622 when given in addition to standard of care (SOC) for inpatients with COVID-19. The SOC will be determined by local established guidelines and may include additional DAA (e.g., remdesivir) and immunomodulatory treatment strategies. Certain SOC treatments will be pre-specified prior to randomization.

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • Strategies and Treatments for Respiratory Infections &Amp; Viral Emergencies (STRIVE): Immune Modulation Strategy Trial

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    COVID-19 can trigger a dysregulated immune response, and previous studies have shown that immune modulation can improve outcomes in hospitalized patients. This trial is designed to determine whether intensification of immune modulation early in the course of the disease (while patients are on low flow oxygen) with abatacept (active arm) combined with standard of care (SOC) improves recovery as compared with placebo + SOC (placebo arm). For both groups, intensification of immunomodulation will be provided as part of SOC in case of signs of disease progression (patient requires high flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) or more support) and/or if the patient has rapidly increasing oxygen requirement.

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • Immunologic Response Following COVID-19 Vaccination in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 6 months to 37 years

    This study evaluates immunologic response following COVID-19 vaccination in children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer. Vaccines work by stimulating the body's immune cells to respond against a specific disease. The immune response produces protection from that disease. Effects from cancer and from treatments for cancer can reduce the body's natural disease fighting ability (called immunity). Factors such as vaccine type, timing of vaccine dosing related to treatment for cancer and number of vaccine doses or "boosts" (extra vaccine shots) may strengthen or diminish the body's protective immune response. This study may help researchers learn more about how the body's immune system responds to the COVID-19 vaccine when the vaccination is given during or after cancer treatment.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • KIDney Injury in Times of COVID-19 (KIDCOV)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    There is an unmet need to evaluate the impact of sub-clinical/mild COVID19 disease in the outpatient setting on prevalent and incident renal injury, as this data is currently unavailable. To capture the diversity of race/ethnic risk and COVID19 related municipal shelter-in-place guidance, the investigators will enroll COVID19-negative and COVID19-positive samples balanced by race/ethnicity from 3 different states, California, Michigan, and Illinois. Study endpoints will be assayed from urine samples mailed to the study team at 2, 6, and 12 months after their date of PCR test, with no requirement for these individuals to leave their homes to participate.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Long-term Impact of Infection With Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    open to eligible people ages 18-100

    LIINC is a study of volunteers who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 (also known as novel coronavirus or COVID-19) who have recovered from acute infection. The study is designed to provide a specimen bank of samples with carefully characterized clinical data. LIINC specimens will be used to examine multiple questions involving the virologic, immunologic, and host factors involved in COVID-19, with a focus on understanding variability in the long-term immune response between individuals.

    San Francisco, California

  • Neural and Cognitive Consequences of COVID-19 Survival

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infection, COVID, continues to rage throughout the world with 115,000,000 confirmed cases and over 2,500,000 deaths (as of Mar 3, 2021). This translates to millions of people surviving COVID19 infection. While the lungs are ground zero, COVID tears through organ systems from brain to blood vessels. We are now beginning to see people recover but complain of ongoing problems, including lingering cognitive problems, depression, and anxiety. We have brought together 2 laboratories with complementary techniques including psychological testing and neuroimaging methods togethers with markers in the blood that may signal damage in the brain. A close look at these problems is timely and imperative if we are to understand the pathophysiology of 'COVID brain' and prepare for downstream problems.

    San Francisco, California

  • Long-term Impact of COVID-19 in Adults (RECOVER)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a combined retrospective and prospective, longitudinal, observational meta-cohort of individuals who will enter the cohort with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and at varying stages before and after infection. Individuals with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and with or without Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) symptoms will be followed to identify risk factors and occurrence of PASC. This study will be conducted in the United States and subjects will be recruited through inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings. Study data including age, demographics, social determinants of health, medical history, vaccination history, details of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, overall health and physical function, and PASC symptom screen will be reported by subjects or collected from the electronic health record using a case report form at specified intervals. Biologic specimens will be collected at specified intervals, with some tests performed in local clinical laboratories and others performed by centralized research centers or banked in the Biospecimen Repository. Advanced clinical examinations and radiologic examinations will be performed at local study sites with cross-site standardization.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • S-217622 With Placebo in Non-Hospitalized Participants With COVID-19

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The main aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of S-217622 versus placebo among outpatient adults with mild and moderate COVID-19 starting intervention within 3 days of symptom onset.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines 4 ACUTE

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a randomized, open label, adaptive platform trial to compare the effectiveness of antithrombotic and additional strategies for prevention of adverse outcomes in COVID-19 positive inpatients

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Monoclonal Antibodies for Long COVID (COVID-19)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Persistent viral infection with viral reservoirs and detection of circulating spike protein after the initial acute illness is one potential pathogenic mechanism for Long COVID. This mechanism may be able to be targeted by SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). This trial will study the safety and efficacy of AER002 to treat individuals with Long COVID in an adult population.

    San Francisco, California

  • AZD7442 for Inpatients With COVID-19 (An ACTIV-3/TICO Treatment Trial)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study looks at the safety and effectiveness of AZD7442 in treating COVID-19 in people who have been hospitalized with the infection. Participants in the study will be treated with either a AZD7442 plus current standard of care (SOC), or with placebo plus current SOC. This is ACTIV-3/TICO Treatment Trial H4.

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • COVID Protection After Transplant - Sanofi GSK (CPAT-SG) Study

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    An open label, non-randomized pilot study in kidney transplant recipients who received a completed primary series and bivalent booster of mRNA based COVID-19 vaccine and have =<2500 U/mL SARS-CoV-2 S antibody concentration using the Roche Elecsys(R) anti-RBD assay. Up to 80 participants will be enrolled in this study. Eligible participants will receive a dose of the Sanofi-GSK monovalent (B.1.351) CoV2 preS dTM-AS03 COVID-19 vaccine candidate.. The primary objective is to determine whether a booster dose of the Sanofi-GSK monovalent (B.1.351) CoV2 preS dTM-AS03 COVID-19 vaccine will elicit an increased SARS-CoV-2 antibody response in participants who have failed to maintain an antibody titer >2500 U/mL (using the Roche Elecsys(R) anti-RBD assay) to 2 or more doses of mRNA based COVID-19 vaccine

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Developing and Testing a COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance Intervention

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant loss of life and suffering with total case and death counts increasing daily, particularly with the emergence of the delta variant. COVID-19 vaccines have proven highly effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Nevertheless, according to VA data sources, only 56% of all U.S. Veterans have been vaccinated to date, largely owing to vaccine hesitancy and lack of access to vaccination. Thus, there is a critical need for evidence-based interventions to increase COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and access among Veterans, many of whom are vulnerable to poor outcomes of COVID-19. The overall goal of this study is to increase COVID-19 vaccination in Veterans of VISNs 16 and 21 who remain unvaccinated either because of vaccine hesitancy or lack of access to COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, the investigators will test a COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Intervention (Motivational Interviewing) plus Implementation Facilitation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Ensitrelvir for Viral Persistence and Inflammation in People Experiencing Long COVID

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Persistent viral infection with viral reservoirs and detection of circulating spike protein after the initial acute illness is one potential pathogenic mechanism for Long COVID. This mechanism may be susceptible to antiviral therapy that blocks viral replication, which has the potential to alleviate long COVID symptoms. This trial will study the safety and efficacy of Ensitrelvir (S-217622), an antiviral, to treat individuals with Long COVID in an adult population.

  • Getting Asian Americans INFORMED to Facilitate COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study develops and evaluates the "INdividual and Family-Oriented Responsive Messaging EDucation" (INFORMED) intervention in increasing knowledge about COVID-19 testing and decreasing decisional conflicts of getting tested for COVID-19. A 2-arm randomized controlled trial will compare INFORMED delivered by LHW educational outreach plus Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging to SMS text with LHW support.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Getting INFORMED and Living Well Among Asian Americans in California

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The project is to facilitate pandemic recovery by promoting emotional wellness among Asian Californians. The intervention includes a 6-week program in which participants may choose to receive text only or text + Lay Health Worker outreach targeting 600 self-identified Asian Americans residing in California who speak/read English, Chinese, Korean, Hmong, or Vietnamese.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • RECOVER-VITAL: Platform Protocol to Measure the Effects of Antiviral Therapies on Long COVID Symptoms

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This study is a platform protocol designed to be flexible so that it is suitable for a wide range of settings within health care systems and in community settings where it can be integrated into COVID-19 programs and subsequent treatment plans. This protocol is a prospective, multi-center, multi-arm, double-blind, randomized, controlled platform trial with different interventions organized as appendices to the protocol. Each appendix (or sub-study) evaluates potential mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of antivirals and other therapeutics in individuals with PASC, according to the platform protocol objectives. The hypothesis is that persistent viral infection, viral reactivation, and/or overactive/chronic immune response and inflammation are underlying contributors to PASC and that antiviral and other applicable therapies may result in viral clearance or decreased inflammation and improvement in PASC symptoms.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • REVERSE-Long COVID-19 With Baricitinib Study

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    REVERSE-LC is a phase 3 trial of baricitinib versus placebo in adults with neurocognitive impairment (a form of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias or ADRD) or cardiopulmonary symptoms due to Long COVID.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Provide at Home Subcutaneous Administration of Pertuzumab and Trastuzumab Fixed-Dose Combination (PH FDC SC) for Patients With HER2-Positive Breast Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Sorry, not accepting new patients

    This single arm, multicenter study provides the pertuzumab and trastuzumab fixed-dose combination formulation for subcutaneous injection (PH FDC SC) administered at home by a home health nursing provider for patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer who have completed concurrent chemotherapy with pertuzumab (Perjeta) and trastuzumab (Herceptin) by intravenous administration (P+H IV) and are currently receiving or will be receiving maintenance therapy with P+H IV, PH FDC SC, or trastuzumab SC in the clinic. The main objective is to enable continuity of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study will enroll approximately 200 patients in the United States. Participants with early or metastatic HER2+ breast cancer will be enrolled in this study. Participants with metastatic HER2+ breast cancer will receive treatment every 3 weeks and continue treatment unless early cessation is necessary due to disease recurrence, disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, participant withdrawal of consent, or per physician's recommendation. Participants with early HER2+ breast cancer will receive PH FDC SC to complete 1 year (up to 18 cycles) of dual blockade, including the P+H IV, PH FDC SC, or trastuzumab SC they received prior to enrolling in this study, unless early cessation is necessary due to disease recurrence, disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, participant withdrawal of consent, or per physician's recommendation. A remote cardiac surveillance substudy will be optional for patients enrolled at select sites. The Sponsor may decide to terminate the study when the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a risk for this patient population.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology (ASCO) Registry

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Survey on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Oncology Registry (ASCO Registry) aims to help the cancer community learn more about the patterns of symptoms and severity of COVID-19 among patients with cancer, as well as how COVID-19 is impacting the delivery of cancer care and patient outcomes. The ASCO Registry collects both baseline and follow-up data on how the virus impacts cancer care and cancer patient outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Pregnancy In the CoRonavirus (COVID-19) pandEmic

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Prospective nationwide cohort study of pregnant women enrolled early in gestation and followed for Covid-19 exposure and infection, with follow up of obstetrical outcomes and infant development through the first year of life.

    San Francisco, California

  • COVID-19 Citizen Science Expansion Project

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    COVID-19 Citizen Science (CCS), launched in March 2020, supports collaborative research on symptoms, risk factors, surveillance, biomarkers and testing for COVID-19 using the Eureka Research Platform. CCS maintains IRB approval with UCSF's IRB (UCSF IRB# 17-21879). This CCS Expansion Project, which is funded jointly by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will invite patients at health systems across the US to contribute their health records data and then join the established CCS study, allows for linked analysis of CCS data and health records data, and provides the scientific rationale and plan for the project.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • COVID-19 PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY) is a prospective cohort study of pregnant and recently pregnant women who are: either patients under investigation for COVID-19 or a confirmed case of COVID-19. Data from PRIORITY will be used to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on the clinical course and pregnancy outcomes of pregnant women and women within 6 weeks of pregnancy.

    San Francisco, California

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Response in Sickle Cell Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to assess the antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination in a cohort of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and to assess vaccine and SCD related complications around the time of vaccination.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Treatment Protocol: Remdesivir (RDV; GS-5734) for the Treatment of SARS-CoV2 (CoV) Infection (COVID-19)

    Sorry, not accepting new patients

    The primary objective of this study is to provide expanded access of remdesivir (RDV) for the treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) infection.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Innovative Support for Patients With SARS-COV2 Infections (COVID-19) Registry (INSPIRE)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The Innovative Support for Patients with SARS COV-2 Infections Registry (INSPIRE) study is a CDC-funded COVID-19 project to understand the long-term health outcomes in recently tested adults, both negative and positive, who have suspected COVID symptoms at the time of their test. Participants will complete short online surveys every 3 months for 18 months, share information about their health using a secure web-based platform, and are compensated for their time.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients, NCCAPS Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study collects blood samples, medical information, and medical images from patients who are being treated for cancer and have a positive test for SARS CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes the disease called COVID-19. Collecting blood samples, medical information, and medical images may help researchers determine how COVID-19 affects the outcomes of patients undergoing cancer treatment and how having cancer affects COVID-19.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Long-term Impact of COVID on Children and Families

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a combined retrospective and prospective, longitudinal, observational meta-cohort of individuals age 0-25 years who will enter the cohort with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection at varying stages before and after infection. Individuals with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection and with or without PASC symptoms will be followed to identify risk factors and occurrence of PASC. This study will be conducted in the United States and participants will be recruited through inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings. Study data including age, demographics, social determinants of health, medical history, vaccination history, details of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, overall health and physical function, and PASC symptoms will be reported by participants or collected from the electronic health record using a case report form at specified intervals. Biologic specimens will be collected at specified intervals, with some tests performed in local clinical laboratories and others performed by centralized research centers or banked in the Biospecimen Repository. Advanced clinical examinations and radiologic examinations will be performed at local study sites with cross-site standardization.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for COVID-19 research studies include .

Last updated: