Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAHPM, provost and vice president of the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, a teaching affiliate of the UC San Diego School of Medicine, is this year’s American Cancer Society “Pathfinder in Palliative Care” honoree. The award – which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated innovation and ingenuity in their contributions to the advancement of the field of palliative care – was presented today at the Society’s Nationwide Volunteer and Staff Leadership Summit in Atlanta.
Napoleone Ferrara, MD, PhD, the molecular biologist credited with helping decipher how tumors grow, and with development of new treatments for both cancer and age-related macular degeneration, has been named recipient of The Economist magazine’s 2012 Innovation Award for bioscience.
Five UC San Diego students who are former foster youth were recently chosen to receive state-of-the-art Sony Electronics products. Two junior faculty members were also awarded digital tools to enhance their innovative teaching and research projects. This is the fourth year that Sony has partnered with UC San Diego and other campuses nationwide to provide scholars with equipment that will allow them to succeed in a technology-driven learning environment.