UC San Diego Superfund Research Program Receives $15 Million Grant Renewal

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, has renewed funding for the Superfund Research Program (SRP) at the University of California, San Diego. Over the next five years, the $15 million grant will fund continued research on the molecular and genetic consequences of exposure to uncontrolled toxicants from Superfund and other hazardous waste sites.

May 22, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Community Health Rep Who Supports Families Through Organ Donation Process Among Exemplary Awardees

Belen Bell, senior community health program representative for the UC San Diego Health System’s Lifesharing program, has a job that would be considered difficult, at best, for most. Lifesharing is the Health System’s organ and tissue recovery program, and Bell has the delicate task of asking families to donate the organs of their loved ones.

May 22, 2012Awards, General, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Time Bender

Time lines and number lines —so familiar, so basic, they’re taken for granted. But if you think that the way you think about these fundamental concepts is hardwired, you might want to think again, says UC San Diego cognitive scientist Rafael Núñez.

May 22, 2012General, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

Survivor Beach Brings Community Together in Fight to ‘Wipe Out’ Cancer June 10

The beach of La Jolla Shores will be home to a possible record-breaking line of surfboards on June 10, as hundreds of cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and surfers gather together in solidarity in the fight to wipe out cancer. As part of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center’s 6th annual Survivor Beach, attendees will line surfboards along the shore, nose-to-tail, from Scripps Pier down La Jolla Shores, in a stunning visual display.

May 22, 2012Events, Giving, Health, Giving, Health & Medicine, Events

Q&A with Brian Schottlaender

Thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members use the UC San Diego Libraries every day. The Libraries provide more than 7 million digital and print volumes, journals and multimedia materials, and its resources and services are accessed on the Web almost 90,000 times a day. Ever-evolving shifts in user needs and the continuous decline in state funding, have led the Libraries to implement a number of changes, including the consolidation of some library buildings and collections.

May 22, 2012Q and A, Q & A

Green ‘Pond Scum’ Holds Hope for Producing Edible Vaccine Against Malaria

Most people know by now that algae are a promising source of biofuels that could supplement and eventually replace the world’s declining reserves of oil.

May 22, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

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