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$1 Million Endowment Gift Supports Annual Human Milk Institute Symposium

March 18, 2024

A new $1 million gift will create an endowment to support the annual Human Milk Symposium symposium, which brings together some of the world’s leading breastfeeding and human milk experts for knowledge exchange and visioning.

Helping Hands: UC San Diego Center for Community Health Leadership Honored for Health Equity Work

February 15, 2024

Blanca Meléndrez and Amina Sheik Mohamed of the UC San Diego Center for Community Health received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for their efforts to address health equity in partnership with underserved, immigrant and refugee communities.

Researchers Unveil New Approach to Flip the Script on Drug Addiction

February 1, 2024

UC San Diego scientists are working to flip the script on drug addiction with a $1.3 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation. Their new approach, called negative feedback chemogenetics, works by leveraging the body’s biochemical feedback processes to disrupt pathways associated with addiction.

$25 Million Gift to UC San Diego Establishes the McGrath Outpatient Pavilion

December 5, 2023

The San Diego-based McGrath Family Foundation has pledged $25 million to support the new outpatient pavilion at UC San Diego Health – Hillcrest Medical Campus, slated to open in 2025. In recognition of the gift, the facility will be named the McGrath Family Foundation Outpatient Pavilion.

UC San Diego Chancellor’s Medal and Lifetime Legacy Award Recipients Announced

November 28, 2023

The University of California San Diego announced the recipients of the 2023 Chancellor’s Medal and the Lifetime Legacy Award, who have all helped advance health care and medicine in unique, impactful ways.

Endowed Chair Established in Spinal Surgery at UC San Diego

November 21, 2023

The University of California San Diego has announced that Richard (Todd) Allen, MD, PhD, has been appointed as the inaugural chair holder of the Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD and Nasrin A. Owsia, MD Endowed Chair in Spinal Surgery.

Swimming with ‘Sickie’

November 16, 2023

Ronald “Sickie” Marcikic has coached Masters Swimming at UC San Diego since 1983, recently celebrating 40 years training swimmers on campus. An anonymous donor has given $1 million in his honor, setting up an inspirational challenge to name the Canyonview Aquatic Center pool in Sickie's honor.

Impact Like None Other

November 7, 2023

When Joan and Irwin Jacobs arrived at UC San Diego in 1966, it was just a fledgling campus, Urey Hall was still under construction and appropriately, “California Dreamin” was the year’s No. 1 top single. Fast-forwarding to 2023, Joan and Irwin's impact on the campus is immeasurable.

Historical Perspective

November 2, 2023

David Marchick '88, author of The Peaceful Transfer of Power: An Oral History of America’s Presidential Transitions, shares his perspective on how we can use history to help us understand conflicts of the present day.

Matthew and Iris Strauss Donate World-Renowned Art Collection to UC San Diego

October 31, 2023

Matthew and Iris Strauss and the Strauss Family Foundation have donated a world-class collection of contemporary art to the University of California San Diego. The collection is comprised of more than 100 pieces by artists from around the globe.
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