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Transforming Transplantation

February 7, 2023

UC San Diego Health's Center for Transplantation is among the nation's best in lung, heart, kidney and liver programs, powered by long experience and deep expertise.

Students, Faculty and Staff Assemble Do-It-Yourself Air Filtration Boxes that Fight COVID-19 Spread

September 27, 2021

Last week, as students returned to in-person classes, dozens of UC San Diego students, faculty and staff gathered on campus in one of the outdoor classrooms to build 250 do-it-yourself air filters to support our Return to Learn program.

Most of UC San Diego’s COVID-19 Cases Detected Early by Wastewater Screening

August 11, 2021

Part of UC San Diego’s Return to Learn program, wastewater screening helped prevent outbreaks by detecting 85 percent of cases early, allowing for timely testing, contact tracing and isolation.

Q&A: Realism on Achieving Herd Immunity with Dr. Chip Schooley

August 4, 2021

“When will we get ‘back to normal?’” is a question looming on many Americans’ minds. The answer largely depends on the country’s ability to substantially ramp up immunity to SARS CoV-2.

UC San Diego Admits Record 52,946 First-Year and Transfer Students

July 19, 2021

The University of California San Diego received thousands of outstanding applications and has admitted 40,616 first-year and 12,330 transfer undergraduate students for the fall 2021 quarter.

UC San Diego Response to Pandemic Recognized with National Award

May 24, 2021

The University of California San Diego has received the 2021 American Council of Education/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation for its science-based, real-time approach to maintaining a low infection rate among students, faculty and staff on campus during the pandemic.

UC San Diego Plans to Significantly Increase Campus Density in Fall 2021

April 7, 2021

After successfully preventing outbreaks of COVID-19 through its nationally recognized Return to Learn program, the University of California San Diego has announced plans to have a campus nearly fully occupied for fall 2021.

Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks in San Diego

March 3, 2021

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers develop an automated process to test city sewage for SARS-CoV-2, allowing them to forecast the region’s COVID-19 caseload one to two weeks ahead of clinical diagnostic reports.

UC San Diego COVID-19 Case Rates Drop Dramatically to Fall Quarter Levels

January 22, 2021

With the third week of winter quarter underway at the University of California San Diego, COVID-19 case rates have fallen dramatically since classes resumed on Jan. 4. The current test positivity rate on campus has reduced to pre-break levels of less than 1%.

UC San Diego Student Team Shines at Supercomputing 2020 Conference

November 30, 2020

A team fielded for the first time by SDSC and UC San Diego achieved 4th place overall out of 19 teams in the Student Cluster Competition, held during the annual Supercomputing Conference (SC20).
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