UC San Diego Medical Center, located in Hillcrest, has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters. Ranked among the country’s major teaching hospitals, the Medical Center was also one of twelve hospitals to receive the Everest Award. This award honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over a five-year period in Reuter’s national benchmarking study.
Fascinating is the right word. In fact, it would be fair to say that I am infatuated with my research. I guess what I find fascinating about psychology is the constant experience of discovering that the way the mind works is even more interesting than our best theories assume.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is launching a new “center of excellence” aimed at leveraging SDSC’s data-intensive expertise and resources to help create the next generation of data researchers by leading a collaborative, nationwide education and training effort among academia, industry, and government.
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.
Karl Y. Hostetler, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Gertrude Elion Memorial Lecture Award by the International Society of Antiviral Research. Hostetler is a professor of medicine in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Endocrinology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego has been awarded a $1.7 million Ideas to Innovation Challenge grant from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools and owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT®) exam.
The University of California, San Diego’s Sixth College will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a special guest appearance from Conan O’Brien, host of the late night talk show, “Conan.” Sixth College will also be renamed “Conan O’Brien College” for the day of O’Brien’s appearance, April 20, 2012, according to Sixth College Provost Dan Donoghue.
Susan Ferro-Novick, PhD, professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and Herbert Levine, PhD, professor in the UC San Diego Department of Physics, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The University of California, San Diego has admitted a record 22,947 freshmen for Fall 2012. The number of admitted students is up 4,715, which represents a 25.9 percent increase from last year. The new freshmen were selected from a record 60,800 applications.
The countdown for the historic visit by the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, has begun. The Nobel Peace Prize winner will soon meet many of UC San Diego’s Nobel Prize winning scientists as well as other outstanding researchers and students.