For Joan Levis, her daughter Chloe’s struggle with Crohn’s disease transformed her into a keen fundraiser, a researcher and an advocate for those with “hidden” chronic diseases that are not well understood by most people. It also inspired her to support leading-edge research in Crohn’s disease treatment taking place at UC San Diego, where Chloe’s seven-year battle with the disease finally changed course.
After a long career leading billion-dollar sales organizations for major media outlets including FOX Television and Discovery Communications, Bill McGowan was enjoying his retirement, splitting his time between New York City and La Jolla, when a diagnosis of esophageal cancer caught him by surprise.
Albin Leong, MD ’77, has lived quite the journey. He grew up in a small town near the coast of Oregon. With the passing of his father, his last surviving parent, during his senior year
On Sept. 9 a record-breaking Digital Day of Giving fundraiser was held by The Preuss School to support the dreams of its scholars. The charter middle and high school, located on the UC San Diego campus, serves low-income scholars who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college.
People with chronic neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS) understand how frustrating it can be to determine the best treatment strategy and plan for the future — sometimes even just to feel heard.
At UC San Diego, we have always known that our students depend on us for more than their education, but the current COVID-19 public health crisis demands that we rethink their scope of needs in
UC SAN DIEGO’S COVID-19 RESPONSE Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of our lives, the approval of two new coronavirus vaccines in December offers hope for the beginning of the end of
Experiencing the benefits of highly specialized orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego Health Sixty-five-year-old San Diegan Mark Collins enjoys meeting up with his hiking buddies once a week for a long local hike. Many
Philanthropy is about more than giving money – it is about giving time, leadership and vision. And for women like Mary Ann Beyster, Carol Littlejohn Chang and Amina Sheik Mohamed, passion for education, underserved populations,
A year before Sandy Timmons planned to go to college, her father lost his job in the aerospace industry. Any expectations Sandy had for family financial help to pursue higher education evaporated as a result.