Collectively contributing more than 16.8 million hours to UC San Diego, nearly 500 staff members were recognized for their outstanding service and dedication at the 46th Annual Service Awards held Oct. 14 in the Price Center West ballroom. Acknowledgement and awards were given to those who had reached 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40-year milestones in their careers.
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers Joseph G. Gleeson, MD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor of neurosciences and pediatrics, and Richard D. Kolodner, PhD, professor of medicine and Ludwig Cancer Research scientist, have been named new members of the Institute of Medicine, considered among the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
UCSD Alumni is now accepting nominations for the 36th Annual Alumni Celebration recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding alumni. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has awarded Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with a 5-year, $6.25 million Specialized Center of Research program grant to support research on chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Fallen Star," the small blue house that seems to dangle off the edge of Jacobs Hall, has been awarded the 2013 Grand Orchid by the San Diego Architectural Foundation. Deemed "nothing short of brilliant" by a seven-person jury, "Fallen Star," by Korean artist Do Ho Suh, is the 18th sculpture commissioned by UC San Diego's Stuart Collection of public art.
For the second year in a row, UC San Diego’s Hazardous Material Response Team has won the right to call itself the best in the county. The team competed and triumphed recently in the “Hazcat,” an annual competition hosted by the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health’s Hazardous Materials Division.
The University of California, San Diego has again been recognized as a global leader in academic excellence––the university was most recently ranked the 40th best university in the world, according to Times Higher Education.
At just 15 years of age, Eric Chen began working in a UC San Diego biology laboratory on a more effective way of developing drugs to treat the flu virus. Now, his name and his study have gone viral. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, has been awarded the grand prize in the Google Science Fair.
New research led by an electrical engineer at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at improving lithium-ion batteries through possible new electrode architectures with precise nano-scale designs. The researchers created nanowires that block diffusion of lithium (Li) across their silicon surface and promote layer-by-layer axial lithiation of the nanowire’s germanium core.
A consortium of the five University of California medical campuses at UC San Diego, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA and UC San Francisco has been designated a Center for Accelerated Innovations by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The designation recognizes the University of California’s potential to translate its leading-edge discoveries into innovative products that benefit patients.