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Triton Center

Alumni Kick Off Support for Triton Alumni and Welcome Center

Several UC San Diego alumni leaders have stepped up to support the project, including Taner Halıcıoğlu ’96, who has pledged $25 million to support the Triton Alumni and Welcome Center.


HMI Symposium

$1 Million Endowment Gift Supports Human Milk Symposium

The gift creates an endowment to support the annual Kohlberg Johnson Family Human Milk Institute Symposium, which brings together some of the world’s leading breastfeeding and human milk experts for knowledge exchange, strategic planning and visioning.

mohan and nayana trivedi

New South Asia Forum Endowed by Trivedi Family

The forum is made possible by an endowment fund established by faculty member Mohan Trivedi, his wife Nayana and family. The Trivedi family’s Gulistan (meaning land of flowers) South Asia Endowment Fund will support the forum in perpetuity.

nanoengineering Li Family

Nanoengineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Aiiso Yufeng Li (Jeff), together with his family, have pledged a $2.1 million gift to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The gift will support research, education and student activities in the Department of NanoEngineering.


Irvine Awards

Blanca Meléndrez and Amina Sheik Mohamed of the UC San Diego Center for Community Health recently received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. In recognition of this honor, the Center for Community Health will receive a grant of $350,000 from the foundation.


Sloan Research Fellows

UC San Diego Assistant Professors Vineet Augustine, Abdoulaye Ndao and Monique Smith have been selected to receive 2024 Sloan Research Fellowships. Since they were first awarded in 1955, Sloan Research Fellowships have been awarded to 150 UC San Diego faculty members.


Through his company CorDx, entrepreneur and philanthropist Aiiso Yufeng Li (Jeff) and Dongdong Guo (Doreen) have pledged $3 million to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The gift will support leading-edge research, education and collaborations in the Jacobs School of Engineering’s Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC).

keck foundation

Researchers Unveil New Approach to Flip Script on Drug Addiction

Scientists at UC San Diego are working to flip the script on drug addiction with a $1.3 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation. Their new approach, called negative feedback chemogenetics, works by leveraging the body’s biochemical feedback processes to disrupt pathways in the brain associated with addiction.



An anonymous donor has given $1 million in recognition of UC San Diego Masters Swimming Program Coach Ronald “Sickie” Marcikic's efforts to build a program, which for four decades has brought the campus and San Diego community together at the UC San Diego Canyonview Aquatic Center.

McGrath Outpatient

$25 Million Gift Establishes McGrath Outpatient Pavilion

The San Diego-based McGrath Family Foundation has pledged $25 million to support the new outpatient pavilion at UC San Diego Health – Hillcrest Medical Campus, slated to open in 2025.



Iris and Matthew Strauss

Matthew and Iris Strauss Donate Art Collection

It comprises more than 100 pieces by renowned artists such as Zhang Huan, Fred Wilson, Sabine Moritz, Yin Xiuzhen, Nalini Malani, Ken Nolan, Donald Sultan, Jörg Immendorff, Ross Blechner and many more.


chancellor's medal

Chancellor’s Medal and Lifetime Legacy Awards Announced

UC San Diego announced the recipients of the 2023 Chancellor’s Medal and the Lifetime Legacy Award, who have all helped advance health care and medicine in unique, impactful ways.



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