In a global ranking designed to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and their contributions to scientific collaboration, the University of California, San Diego is ranked the 15th best research university in the world. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom
Speaking at Medicine Grand Rounds on March 13 is Dr. David A. Brenner, vice chancellor for health sciences, dean of the UCSD School of Medicine and professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology.
A physician-scientist, Brenner is widely respected for his translational research in liver disease. He will speak at Grand Rounds on new approaches to therapy for fibrosis.
Brenner is a member of numerous honorific societies including the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American College of Physicians and the Association of American Physicians, of which he is immediate Past President. Last year, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine.
UC San Diego press releases about his recent research:
- New Drug Successfully Halts Fibrosis in Animal Model of Liver Disease, August 7, 2012
- Discovery of Chemical That Affects Biological Clock Offers New Way to Treat Diabetes, July 12, 2012
- New Study Upends Thinking About How Liver Disease Develops, December 20, 2010
- UCSD Researchers Pave the Way for Effective Liver Treatments, October 9, 2009
About Medicine Grand Rounds
UCSD’s Medicine Grand Rounds is held weekly on Wednesday mornings, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., in the Liebow Auditorium, second floor, Biomedical Sciences Building on the UCSD School of Medicine Campus. There is a hiatus in summer.
To see this year’s schedule and find video viewing information, visit the Medicine Grand Rounds page on the Department of Medicine website.
Research agreement could represent more than $50 million over five years for development of new therapies to benefit major medical needs
In an innovative collaboration designed to speed the process of drug discovery, Pfizer, Inc. and the University of California, San Diego Health Sciences announced today that UC San Diego has joined the ranks of other top-tier life science research institutions across the country as part of Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI)…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom
UC San Diego Health System ranks #1 among San Diego’s adult hospitals and among “America’s Best Hospitals” according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2011 – 2012 Best Hospitals” issue online today at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and available on newsstands August 30. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom
A 5-year, $37.2 million grant award for the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) is the subject of the UCSD Newsroom story, “UC San Diego Receives Major Clinical and Translational Science Award.”
Dr. Gary Firestein, Director of the CTRI, is principal investigator of the project. Dr. Firestein is Dean of Translational Medicine for UC San Diego Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology.