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Welcome to the UC San Diego Department of Medicine News Blog Web site. This Web site is owned by The Regents of the University of California and operated and managed by the Department of Medicine in the UC San Diego School of Medicine (referred to as “UC San Diego,” “we,” “us,” or “our” herein).

Terms of Use

UC San Diego encourages the use of this site and other UC San Diego sites, regardless of domain address, as a way to share information and knowledge in support of the University’s three-part mission of education, research and public service. Site content is subject to change without notice.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By using this site and all other Official UC San Diego Web sites, referred to as “these sites”, you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of these sites following the posting of changes to these terms (including the UC San Diego Web Policy) will mean you accept those changes.

Official UC San Diego Web Sites

Consistent with University policies and regulations, UC San Diego upholds the principles of academic freedom and shared governance, freedom of speech, and privacy in the use of electronic resources by our faculty, students and staff. The UC San Diego Web space contains official pages in support of the core mission of the University or related administrative business. It also contains Web pages generated by groups or individuals whose expressed views do not necessarily represent the views of UC San Diego or The Regents of the University of California.

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The University does not actively monitor or control web content. However, when the University receives a notification of an alleged violation of law or policy, we investigate and address violations accordingly. Contact:

Health Information

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Every effort is made to ensure that the material within this Web site is accurate and timely; however, this should not be considered official and should be confirmed with other reliable sources. This information is provided without warranty for quality or accuracy. The Regents of the University of California; the University of California, San Diego; the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; the University of California, San Diego, Department of Medicine, nor any other contributing author is responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information

Restrictions on Use of Materials

UC San Diego complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to UC San Diego and The Regents of the University of California, unless noted otherwise. No material from any Official UC San Diego Web site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without explicit permission, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of UC San Diego’s copyright and other proprietary rights. The use of any such material on any other Web site or networked computer environment is prohibited.

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the University must specify an agent to receive notices of infringement from an owner alleging that a UC San Diego Web Site is infringing its copyright. UC San Diego has designated the following agent:

Chuck Rose
Academic Computing and Media Services
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0110
Fax: 858-534-7018


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This policy was last updated on February 19, 2010.

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