Take the 2014 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey

Graduate and undergraduate students at UC San Diego are invited to take the 2014 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey. Survey participants have a chance to win an iPad AIR or one of ten $100 UC San Diego Bookstore gift cards.

You can take the survey at studentsat.ucsd.edu from now until March 21.

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U.S. News & World Report Names UC San Diego Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering both ranked at 14. Other top 20 programs include biological sciences (14), computer science (15), earth sciences (16), and physics (16)

The 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released today, highly ranks the University of California, San Diego’s professional schools in engineering and medicine, as well as its academic Ph.D. programs in the sciences. … Read the full story from the UC San Diego News Center

Mother Delivers Baby, Develops Heart Disease

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center among first in region to implant cardiac device

Three weeks after delivering her first child, Amanda began to suffer from extreme fatigue, headaches, a tight chest and stomach pain. An initial diagnosis of pneumonia changed for the worse: Amanda was experiencing heart failure. She was quickly transferred to UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center where a multidisciplinary team implanted a novel cardiac device under her skin, leaving the heart untouched, to prevent sudden cardiac arrest. … Read the full story from the UC San Diego News Center

Kawasaki Disease and Pregnant Women

UC San Diego researchers say risks are manageable, provided doctors recognize them

In the first study of its type, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have looked at the health threat to pregnant women with a history of Kawasaki disease (KD), concluding that the risks are low with informed management and care.

The findings are published in the March 6, 2014 online edition of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. …Read the full story from the UC San Diego News Center


Dr. Lori DanielsDepartment of Medicine faculty members Lori B. Daniels, MD, right, and Andrew M. Kahn, MD, PhD, were investigators in the study.

Both are associate clinical professors in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

UC San Diego-Human Longevity Inc. Agreement Seeks to Accelerate Medical Science

Thousands of patient genomes expected to fuel diverse medical research, beginning with cancer

The new collaborative research agreement between Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) and the University of California, San Diego, announced today, represents a significant and necessary step in efforts to research and translate the potential of the human genome into novel and real treatments and therapies able to change and improve the human condition.

“This agreement brings together the resources of two entities that, in combination, may ultimately help improve countless lives,” said David A. Brenner, MD, vice chancellor of health sciences at UC San Diego and dean of the UC San Diego School of Medicine. “HLI aims to bring leading-edge thinking in genomics technologies. UC San Diego boasts some of the world’s finest researchers and physicians working at places like the Moores Cancer Center. Together, we will collaborate to marshal the people, the tools and the resources to really make a difference in human health.” … Read the full story from the UC San Diego News Center

Take the 2014 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey

Graduate and undergraduate students at UC San Diego are invited to take the 2014 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey. Survey participants have a chance to win an iPad AIR or one of ten $100 UC San Diego Bookstore gift cards.

You can take the survey at studentsat.ucsd.edu between now and March 21.

Student Satisfaction Survey Poster

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

In First Moments of Infection, a Division and a Decision

UC San Diego scientists explain how and when T cells become effector or memory lymphocytes

Using technologies and computational modeling that trace the destiny of single cells, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine describe for the first time the earliest stages of fate determination among white blood cells called T lymphocytes, providing new insights that may help drug developers create more effective, longer-lasting vaccines against microbial pathogens or cancer.

The findings are published in the March 2, 2014 online issue of Nature Immunology. … Read the full story from the UC San Diego News Center


Dr. John ChangStudy co-principal investigator John T. Chang, MD, PhD, is assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology.

Visit Dr. Chang’s Laboratory Website

Take the 2014 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey

Graduate and undergraduate students at UC San Diego are invited to take the 2014 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey. Survey participants have a chance to win an iPad AIR or one of ten $100 UC San Diego Bookstore gift cards.

You can take the survey between now and March 21 at studentsat.ucsd.edu.

Student Satisfaction Survey Poster

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Take the 2014 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey

Graduate and undergraduate students at UC San Diego are invited to take the 2014 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey. Survey participants have a chance to win an iPad AIR or one of ten $100 UC San Diego Bookstore gift cards.

You can take the survey at studentsat.ucsd.edu between now and March 21.

Student Satisfaction Survey Poster

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Split Decision: Stem Cell Signal Linked With Cancer Growth

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein critical to hematopoietic stem cell function and blood formation. The finding has potential as a new target for treating leukemia because cancer stem cells rely upon the same protein to regulate and sustain their growth. … Read the full story from the UC San Diego News Center


Dr. Gary HardimanGary Hardiman, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, is an investigator on the study.

Citation for the study report in Nature Genetics: Bryan Zimdahl, Takahiro Ito, Allen Blevins, Jeevisha Bajaj, Takaaki Konuma, Joi Weeks, Claire S Koechlein, Hyog Young Kwon, Omead Arami, David Rizzieri, H Elizabeth Broome, Charles Chuah, Vivian G Oehler, Roman Sasik, Gary Hardiman & Tannishtha Reya. Nature Medicine advance online publication, 02 February 2014 (doi:10.1038/ng.2889). Summary | Full text (UCSD only)