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First California institution selected to participate in GSK’s bench-to-bedside academia-industry collaboration program — Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center are working with GSK on ... (more)
Alan Saltiel will head unified effort to create comprehensive diabetes center — Alan R. Saltiel, PhD, whose studies of the hormone insulin have helped drive research of obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders across the nation, is joini... (more)
In early stages, it acts as tumor suppressor; later it can help spread disease — Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a cell signaling pathway that appears to exert some control over initiation a... (more)


Drs. Mohit Jain and David T. Pride Awarded Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Funding

Two Department of Medicine physician-scientists have received 2015 Clinical Scientist Development Awards from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Both will receive $486,000 over three years to help them transition to independent research careers:

  • Dr. Mohit Jain, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and the Department of Pharmacology
  • David T. Pride, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and the Department of Pathology


Dr. Alan R. Saltiel, Leading Metabolics Researcher, to Lead New Comprehensive Diabetes Center at UC San Diego

Dr. Alan SaltielPioneering insulin researcher Alan R. Saltiel, PhD, will join the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism as professor and director of a new Comprehensive Diabetes Center at UC San Diego. 

His work has made major advances in the understanding of obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Dr. Saltiel comes to UC San Diego from the Life Sciences Institute at University of Michigan, where he was director. More


Dr. Daniel Werb Receives Avenir Award for Work in HIV Intervention and Prevention

Dr. Daniel WerbUC San Diego epidemiologist Daniel Werb, PhD, has received a prestigious Avenir Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Werb is internationally respected for his prevention and policy work in drug addiction and HIV/AIDS.

The award carries a $1.5 million grant that will support a new project aimed at controlling the spread of addiction using public health tools that are already available. More


Drs. Joachim Ix and Davey Smith Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Dr. Joachim IxDr. Davey SmithTwo Department of Medicine physician-scientists have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation this year. More