Joe Biden and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative

By Daniel Garcia Former US Vice President Joe Biden has become one of science’s greatest allies. His leadership in the Cancer Moonshot Initiative led to increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) that was recently approved by Congress. Joe’s advocacy for science funding reinforces his reputation as a … More Joe Biden and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative

BMS Awards and Publications, Edition 1

Information gathered by Terry Solomon and Chelsea Painter RECENT AWARDS Hank Bradford, Jack Houston and Dana Steffen received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) awards. Shereen Ghosh, Natalie Hollingsworth, Ryan Marina, Ian Matthews, and Alison Vrbanac all received honorable mentions for their NSF GRFP applications. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GFRP): The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GFRP) is … More BMS Awards and Publications, Edition 1

Looking Beyond the March: How Do We Continue to Advocate for Science?

By Samantha Jones So, you’re heading to the March for Science this Saturday. Scientists and their supporters will unify to bring awareness to the importance that science holds in our community, but then what? What happens once the excitement surrounding the March for Science dies down? How can we bring awareness to how invaluable science … More Looking Beyond the March: How Do We Continue to Advocate for Science?

“What Can I Do With a Master’s or PhD?”

-Panel discussion held at UCSD on March 27, 2017- By Nina Gao It’s Career Development Week at UC San Diego! Yes it coincides with spring break, but most of us graduate students are still running experiments anyways…. right? One of the hosted panels focused on alternative career options beyond the traditional route of academia. Invited panelists: … More “What Can I Do With a Master’s or PhD?”

Out and About in San Diego: Events for the Science Enthusiast

By Samantha Jones I feel lucky to live in such an amazing spot. No, I’m not talking sand and surf—I’m talking science. There are few places in the country (or the world, actually) that can compete with what San Diego has to offer. From academic research and drug development to public events and science outreach … More Out and About in San Diego: Events for the Science Enthusiast

Staying Unique for Over 40 Years: Beginnings and Evolution of UCSD Biomedical Sciences

By Samantha Jones A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to sit down with Larry Brunton and Palmer Taylor, two Biomedical Sciences (BMS) faculty members who have been here at UCSD for decades, helping to guide and shape the program. They set the record straight on the founding of BMS, its progression over the … More Staying Unique for Over 40 Years: Beginnings and Evolution of UCSD Biomedical Sciences