Nanoengineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Aiiso Yufeng Li (Jeff), and his family have pledged a $2.1M gift to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The gift will support research, education and student activities in the Department of NanoEngineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering.
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.
Through his company CorDx, entrepreneur and philanthropist Aiiso Yufeng Li (Jeff) and Dongdong Guo (Doreen) have pledged $3 million to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The gift will support research, education and entrepreneurship in the Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC).
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.
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.
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.
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