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New $12 Million NIMH Grant Funds Center to Improve Delivery of Child Mental Health Services

September 26, 2022

Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine received a five-year, $12 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to create a new research center focused on improving access to and delivery of child mental health services.

UC San Diego’s Scripps Oceanography Awarded $5.6 Million for DDT Ocean Dumpsite Research

September 26, 2022

New congressionally-directed funding awarding $5.6 million to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego will aim to improve characterization of the extent of the dumpsite, and support additional monitoring and research.

UC San Diego Announces Second Cohort for Blue Economy Accelerator

September 26, 2022

University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and Scripps Institution of Oceanography have selected the second cohort for the StartBlue program, an accelerator for startups dedicated to tackling ocean-focused challenges and solutions.

High R&D Isn’t Necessarily Why Drugs Are So Expensive

September 26, 2022

In the first known study of its type, an international team of researchers evaluated whether high research and development costs explain high drug prices in the United States. They found no such association for 60 new drugs approved from 2009 to 2018.

Mutational Signature Linking Bladder Cancer and Tobacco Smoking Found With New AI Tool

September 26, 2022

UC San Diego researchers have for the first time discovered a pattern of DNA mutations that links bladder cancer to tobacco smoking. The work could help identify what environmental factors, such as exposure to tobacco smoke and UV radiation, cause cancer in certain patients.

Air Pollution Can Amplify Negative Effects of Climate Change, New Study Finds

September 23, 2022

The impacts of air pollution on human health, economies, and agriculture differ drastically depending on where on the planet the pollutants are emitted, according to a new study that could potentially incentivize certain countries to cut climate-changing emissions.

UC San Diego oneAPI Center of Excellence to Bring High-performance Simulations to Amber

September 23, 2022

The University of California San Diego announces establishing a new oneAPI Center of Excellence at its San Diego Supercomputer Center. The oneAPI Center will focus on enabling high-performance molecular dynamics simulations in Amber—a biomolecular simulations software package used by thousands.

UC San Diego Professor Presents Air Filtration Fan to the White House to Help Fight COVID-19

September 22, 2022

A renowned atmospheric scientist at the University of California San Diego recently brought an innovative gift and action-oriented message to our nation’s capital. Kimberly Prather, Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, presented a Corsi-Rosenthal Box, a unique invention developed by a multi

UC San Diego Health Recognized by Vizient as 2022 Top Performer

September 22, 2022

UC San Diego Health has been recognized as a top performer in the 2022 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc.

UC San Diego Names John M. Carethers as Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences

September 22, 2022

UC San Diego named John M. Carethers as the vice chancellor for Health Sciences, effective January 1, 2023. Carethers will report directly to the chancellor and is part of the leadership team. He replaces David A. Brenner as vice chancellor for Health Sciences, who stepped down on July 1, 2022.

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