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The University of California San Diego has received the 2021 American Council of Education/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation for its science-based, real-time approach to maintaining a low infection rate among students, faculty and staff on campus during the pandemic.
UC San Diego is making plans for a safe and gradual return to full campus operations this fall. To ensure the ongoing safety and well-being of everyone in our campus community, decisions will continue to be guided by the science, data and modeling that made the Return to Learn program a success.
New UC San Diego biologist Fabian Rivera-Chávez joined the university in the midst of a global pandemic as the world struggled to work its way out of COVID-19 devastation. He’s now working to communicate the safety and life-saving importance of COVID-19 vaccination in underserved communities.
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have begun a pilot clinical trial to test the efficacy of using ultrasound to stimulate the spleen and reduce COVID-19-related inflammation, decreasing the length of hospital stays.
Individuals who self-identify as Republicans became more skeptical of a potential COVID-19 vaccine and other inoculations, such as the flu shot, over the course of the pandemic, reveals a new study by the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management.
When COVID-19 officially became a pandemic in March 2020, the world and life as we knew it changed. Grocery store shelves emptied. Shelter-at-home orders were given. Fears about a previously unknown virus ran amok. For refugees living in San Diego, these challenges were magnified in a city they had just…
Each quarter, students at Sixth College gather to collectively scream a few minutes before midnight the day before finals week begins. It’s a time to let out stress and reset in advance of exams, as well as indulge in a tasty donut treat.
There is consistent, strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new assessment published April 15 in the medical journal Lancet.
After successfully preventing outbreaks of COVID-19 through its nationally recognized Return to Learn program, the University of California San Diego has announced plans to have a campus nearly fully occupied for fall 2021.
UC San Diego researchers found that the chemical inhibitor K777 reduces the coronavirus’ ability to infect cell lines by blocking human enzyme cathepsin L; clinical trials are underway.