$6.5M Gift Establishes Laboratory at UC San Diego for Regenerative Ophthalmology

A $6.5 million gift from a grateful patient will create the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology in the department of ophthalmology at the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center. The new lab will investigate cell replacement therapies, tissue engineering and other biomedical advances to reverse vision loss and blindness. Work conducted at the lab will utilize novel stem cell approaches that are consistent with the vision of the newly created Sanford Clinical Stem Cell Center at UC San Diego, which was announced in late 2013.

April 03, 2014Giving, Health & Medicine

Campus Center Helps Students Land Internships and Jobs

For many college students, graduation is just a few months away—bringing with it the reality of an uncertain job market. Fortunately, UC San Diego double mathematics and economics major Charlie Xu is looking forward to commencement in June and starting a great job, thanks to help from the Career Services Center that gave him a leg up in a competitive field.

March 13, 2014Students

$1 Million Grant from Alliance Healthcare Foundation Awarded to UC San Diego

The Alliance Healthcare Foundation has awarded the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine a $1 million Innovation Initiative (i2) Grant to support the work of Sara Browne, M.D., associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases. The grant is funding groundbreaking research in the use of wireless technologies in the management of personal and public health.

January 30, 2014Awards, Honors & Appointments

UC San Diego Highlighted in Governor’s State of the State Address

As Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his annual State of the State address to the Legislature yesterday, he highlighted the University of California, San Diego as a leader in developing medical and scientific advances.

January 23, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

Banking on Science to Support UC San Diego’s Newest Researchers

Our newest researchers are looking for breakthroughs—in science and fundraising—and UC San Diego is here to help with its innovative Young Investigator Program. This successful program, which connects faculty at the start of their academic careers with sources of private funding, is the cover story in the January 2014 issue of CASE Currents, the official publication of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

January 23, 2014General, Giving

UC San Diego Appoints Two Vice Chancellors

UC San Diego has announced the appointment of two leadership positions: Department of Communication faculty member Carol Padden has agreed to serve as interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, effective Jan. 6, to ensure a smooth transition of EDI leadership. Steve Gamer, a fundraising trailblazer from UCLA, has been appointed vice chancellor - advancement with responsibility for leading campus fundraising efforts and alumni relations, as well as serving as president of the UC San Diego Foundation, effective Jan. 13.

January 16, 2014Campus & Community, Faculty, Leadership

Chancellor Joins White House Summit to Increase College Access for Low-Income Students

University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will join other national higher education leaders Jan. 16 at a daylong White House summit dedicated to launching a plan of action for increasing college access and success for low-income and disadvantaged students. The event, part of President Obama’s college pipeline initiative of making substantial new efforts towards recruiting and graduating low-income students, is being jointly coordinated by the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council and the Department of Education.

January 16, 2014Leadership

UC San Diego Names Steve Gamer Vice Chancellor – Advancement

The University of California, San Diego today announced the appointment of Steve Gamer as vice chancellor - advancement with responsibility for leading campus fundraising efforts and alumni relations; he will also serve as president of the UC San Diego Foundation. An associate vice chancellor for development at the University of California, Los Angeles, Gamer will begin his service at UC San Diego in January 2014.

January 06, 2014General, Giving

Imagination Gets a Boost with $1 Million Gift

The University of California, San Diego is home to the first and only Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, honoring the vision of “2001: A Space Odyssey” author Arthur C. Clarke. Today, the campus is announcing a $1 million gift from San Diego-based satellite and digital communications innovator ViaSat Inc. that will continue Clarke’s greatest legacy: imagination. In recognition of this charitable donation, ViaSat has been named Founding Partner of the Clarke Center.

November 21, 2013Giving, Giving

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