First U.S. Case Since FDA-Approval, New Magnetic Device for Heartburn

On Monday, April 9, 2012, Santiago Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery at UC San Diego Health System implanted the new FDA-approved LINX device in a 29-year old patient suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic digestive disease that can lead to severe inflammation, stricture, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.

April 10, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Philanthropists and Foodies Unite at Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala May 5

When Bobbi Warren was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer a year and a half ago, she was not surprised. Cancer was an all too familiar figure in her family—her father and sister had both died from cancer and her son is a survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

April 10, 2012Events, Giving, Health, Giving, Health & Medicine, Events

Co-chair of UC San Diego’s United Way/CHAD Campaign Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award

Tonia Snee, co-chair of UC San Diego’s United Way/CHAD campaign, was among three people nominated for the most prestigious award, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Snee, an administrative specialist in Human Resources, was honored as an “all star” for her dedication and “steady presence” in managing the campaign since 2005.

April 10, 2012General, On Campus, Campus & Community

Celebrating Being a Triton

"I am choosing UC San Diego because I like the feel of the place,” said incoming freshman, Anna Yamamuro. “I think it has a collaborative atmosphere, which is what I think a college should be like."

April 10, 2012Events, General, Events

Sustainability Comes Alive During UC San Diego’s Earth Week Celebration April 16-20

Students, staff and faculty at the University of California, San Diego will pay homage to Mother Earth during the university’s annual Earth Week celebration April 16-20. This year’s theme, “A Better More Sustainable U,” will be recognized with tree planting, sustainability awards show, e-waste collection, a special film screening and more. As part of the 2012 celebration, students will commit to make sustainable choices in their daily life––not just during Earth Week, but for the entire year through the “Own Your Own Impact” campaign.

April 10, 2012General

A Step Closer to the Missing Link

UC San Diego recently became one of 12 universities—and the only one in the University of California system—to start a unique relationship with LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network.

April 10, 2012General

Graduate Student Artists Throw Open Doors to Public at Open Studios Event

Doors open at Open Studios. They open literally, for the campus and larger San Diego communities, as Visual Arts MFA and Ph.D. students invite people to view their creative spaces, and figuratively, for the participating graduate students themselves, as they make connections that may continue far beyond the day.

April 10, 2012Arts, Events, Arts & Culture, Arts & Humanities, Events

Bridge to Success

UC San Diego’s Summer Bridge program began in 1978 with just 30 students as a way to empower incoming freshmen to be successful at UC San Diego. Today, roughly 4,700 students from underserved high schools have completed the program. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Summer Bridge.

April 10, 2012General, Students, Students

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