Ferrara Receives Gairdner Prize, Canada’s Highest Honor in Life Sciences

Napoleone Ferrara, MD, distinguished professor of pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and senior deputy director for basic sciences at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, was named today among eight recipients of the Canada Gairdner Awards at a ceremony in Toronto.

March 26, 2014Awards, Faculty Research, General, Health, Science and Engineering

Taking A Mindful Approach to the BRAIN Initiative

As the epicenter of scientific innovation, California must take bold and prompt action to capitalize on the short- and long-term benefits of the BRAIN Initiative,” said Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) at a Senate Select Committee on Emerging Technology: Biotechnology and Green Energy Jobs public hearing held Friday at UC San Diego.

October 10, 2013Events, Faculty Research, Research, Events

Rady School of Management Ranked in Top 20 Globally for Research, Entrepreneurship

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego has been ranked 19th in faculty research in the Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings 2013. It also ranked 7th in entrepreneurship by alumni surveyed by the Financial Times of London. Among the more than 700 AACSB International accredited business schools worldwide, the Financial Times selected 155 for its full-time MBA ranking.

March 07, 2013Faculty Research, Research

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Autism

Eric Courchesne is a professor in the Department of Neurosciences and the overall director and principle investigator of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence. He is also the director of the UCSD Autism Center's MRI Project on early brain development in autism. Courchesne is one of the world's leading experts on the neurobiology of autism, and his efforts have produced new information about the structural, functional, and genetic bases of this disorder.

April 17, 2012Faculty Research, Research

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Jobs

Kate Antonovics has two main strands of research. One focuses on income inequality with a particular focus on the sources of race and gender inequality and the role that both preference-based discrimination and statistical discrimination play in perpetuating that inequality. The other strand of her research focuses on employer learning, and how employer's wage and promotion decisions are influenced by the arrival of new information about workers' talents.

February 14, 2012Faculty Research, Research

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Stem Cell

Dr. Chien and his colleagues have developed an array system (with thousands of combinations) that allows the rapid determination of the optimum physical and chemical conditions that direct the differentiation of stem cells into specific cell types. The ability to control stem cell differentiation to desired cell types is crucial for the use of human embryonic stem cells for regenerative medicine, and hence the results of this study will be valuable for almost all types of stem cell research.

November 14, 2011Faculty Research, Research

Spotlight on Founders’ Celebration Speakers

Peter Cowhey is Dean of IR/PS and he currently holds the Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy. He will speak at the Founders' Symposium between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Learning Building. His lecture will focus on the proposal to establish the Impact Design and Evaluation Laboratories (IDEL) to integrate economics, political science, and other social science disciplines around the methodology of impact evaluation and design to provide novel analyses of important policy issues and solutions to global problems.

October 31, 2011Faculty Research, Research

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Edwin Hutchins is a professor in the Department of Cognitive Science. He has spent his career trying to understand human cognition in social, cultural and material context, although his primary research sites, since 1989, have been in the world of commercial aviation.

June 13, 2011Faculty Research, Research

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Center for Human Development

Farrell Ackerman is a professor in the Department of Linguistics. Recently, he has been working on the description and theoretical analysis of an underdocumented Kordofanian language, Moro, spoken in Sudan.

May 16, 2011Faculty Research, Research

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Sustainability

Richard Carson is a professor of economics. He specializes in environmental and natural resource economics. He has worked on issues related to air pollution, energy, growth management, natural disasters, non-market valuation and water. He also works in the areas of econometrics and consumer marketing.

April 18, 2011Faculty Research, Research

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