After experiencing a medical emergency, Don Cohn is giving back to the department that he credits with saving his life.
As the University of California San Diego heads into the last year of its ambitious 10-year Campaign for UC San Diego, the university completed its fourth consecutive year of record-breaking philanthropy with an all-time annual high of $376.4 million raised for the fiscal year 2020-2021.
Daniel and Phyllis Epstein have committed to provide a $10 million gift to the University of California San Diego in support of a new state-of-the-art amphitheater, signaling a major step in the university’s plan to become a top cultural destination.
The UC San Diego Foundation Board of Trustees works to connect the university with community partners and resources needed to launch innovative programs. On July 1, 2021, nine new trustees joined the Foundation Board, eight of whom are UC San Diego alumni.
Steven M. Strauss and Lise N. Wilson have gifted $3.25 million to UC San Diego Health Sciences to open a new research center geared toward creating novel treatment options that will slow or halt the progression of heart disease.
Longtime supporters of cancer research and patient care at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health have given University of California San Diego School of Medicine $2 million to establish the Iris and Matthew Strauss Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Surgery.
When renowned UC San Diego bioengineer Shu Chien completed medical school in 1953, he wanted to find ways to make technological advancements in healthcare that would improve human lives. To do so, he had to find an engineer to collaborate with, since physicians and engineers were largely siloed professions…
The National Institute on Aging has awarded $5 million grant to researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine to conduct a first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial of a gene therapy for treating Alzheimer’s disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Yeabsira Atnafu has lived with epilepsy for most of her life. A undergraduate student at UC San Diego, Atnafu is studying cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, so that she can reframe conversations about neurological diseases. As a PATHS Scholar, she was awarded a four-year scholarship.