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Rich, Collaborative Environment Advances Patient Care

UC San Diego Health Sciences has entered a period of remarkable growth, one that will strengthen its position as a destination academic medical center. In addition to the recent addition of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Medical Education & Telemedicine Building, plans are underway for the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute building (projected to open in 2015) and the Jacobs Medical Center (with a planned 2016 opening.) Read More »

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Message from Chancellor Fox


Stem Cell Research

Future of Surgery

UC San Diego Unveils Center for the Future of Surgery

“The lab is unbelievable. I consider myself lucky. When I am not writing research papers, I can take a break and train on the new robots,” said Dr. Elisa Coker, a 4th year resident in the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. What Coker is referring to is the recently opened Center for the Future of Surgery located in the new Medical Education and Telemedicine Building at the School of Medicine. Read More »


First-ever Procedure in Region’s Only Hybrid Operating Room

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center experts have performed San Diego’s first-ever coronary revascularization procedure using a hybrid operating room, the only facility of its kind in the region. The state-of-the-art operating room allows patients to be treated in one place at one time without having to schedule multiple procedures. The result is less time in the operating room and reduced costs for hospitalization. Read More »

Founder's Day

Campus Comes Together for Founders' Celebration

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Fallen Star

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a...House?

Stem Cell Research

Alumni Gift Supports Stem Cell Research to Restore Eyesight


$50,000 to Solve the Most Complicated Puzzle Ever Attempted

Every few years the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) holds a public competition to stretch the outer limits of what technology can do. Read More »


Preuss School UCSD Named One of 10 ‘Breakthrough Schools’ in Nation

The Preuss School UCSD is one of 10 schools in the nation being recognized for academic success through the 2012 MetLife Foundation-National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Breakthrough Schools program. Read More »

Dr. Henderson

Journeys Along the Good Red Road

On Friday, UC San Diego Medical School alumnus Dr. Jeffrey A. Henderson, presented "Journeys Along the Good Red Road," a talk that explored intersections of culture, science, policy and inequities in American Indian and Alaska Native health. Henderson made the presentation twice last week, as part of UC San Diego's yearlong celebration of California Native American Day.


Worms Reveal Secrets of Wound Healing Response


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Need Childcare in a Pinch?
New Benefit Offers Access to Caregivers

Beginning Jan. 1, UC employees will be able to find emergency backup childcare and other services using Sittercity. The new benefit will be available to all faculty and staff covered by UC benefits, except where collective bargaining is required. Sittercity has an online database of nearly 2 million pre-screened caregivers. The referral service includes more than just backup childcare. UC faculty and staff can use it to find in-home nannies, childcare providers, eldercare providers, transportation, dog walkers, pet sitters, tutors, housekeepers and more. Read More »


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November 29, 2011 Representative Assembly Meeting

World AIDS Day 2011 on December 1


Our University: New Family Care Benefit

All Employees Required To Sign New Patent Document



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Men's Water Polo Team Headed to NCAA Championship




Looking Back on Thirty Years of AIDS/HIV Research

Dr. Douglas Richman, director of the Center for AIDS Research at UC San Diego, discusses the current status and future of HIV/AIDS research in this video.

Richman, a professor of pathology and medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, has focused his research on HIV disease and pathogenesis for the past 30 years. His laboratory was the first to identify HIV drug resistance. Richman holds the Florence Seeley Riford Chair in AIDS Research and is a staff physician at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Watch Video »


Partners in International Education Partners in International Education Awards Presented

The International Center's 2011 "Partners in International Education" awards were given out Nov. 15 during International Education Week. From left, Dean of International Education Lynn C. Anderson with the six awardees: Sam Chin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Georgette Handal, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Michelle Hermas, International Affairs; Jennifer Atkins, Admissions and Relations with Schools; Eric Williamson, Admissions and Enrollment Services; and John Moore, Linguistics.


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AIDS Quilt

AIDS Quilt to be Displayed on Campus in Recognition of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1

Pancake Breakfast

Staff Association Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Craft Fair, and Toy Drive, Dec. 14


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Handling Digital Brains

Handling Digital Brains:
A Laboratory Study of Multimodal Semiotic Interaction in the Age of Computers

By Morana Alac
Department of Communication


UCSD Refines Focus, Faculty Recruitment Strategy
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 26

Stem Cell Science Gets New Home in La Jolla
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 28

UCSD Symposium Focuses on Interdisciplinary Research
La Jolla Light, Nov. 21

UCSD Team Working on 6,000 Piece Puzzle
KPBS, Nov. 23

Stem Cell Consortium Bids to Boost San Diego’s Biotech Prowess
North County Times, Nov. 12

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