Highlights

Faculty Member Debashis Sahoo is a semi-finalists in the $1 million Women’s Safety XPRIZE for technological solutions to improve women’s safety in instances of violence or harassment.

Dr. Sahoo Named Semi-Finalist for XPRIZE to Protect Women and Girls

Faculty Member Debashis Sahoo is a semi-finalists in the $1 million Women’s Safety XPRIZE for technological solutions to improve women’s safety in instances of violence or harassment.
Six of the top 10 research health science grants awarded to UC San Diego this year are led by women.

A Steady Increase in Women Leading the Biggest Research Grants

Six of the top 10 research health science grants awarded to UC San Diego this year are led by women.
Dr. Gabriel Haddad and his research team looked at local people with chronic mountain sickness. Study participants all hailed from Cerro de Pasco, in Peru’s Andean Mountains, where more than 50,000 people live above 14,000 feet.

Genetic Adaptations to Life at High Altitude

Dr. Gabriel Haddad and his research team looked at local people with chronic mountain sickness. Study participants all hailed from Cerro de Pasco, in Peru’s Andean Mountains, where more than 50,000 people live above 14,000 feet.
​The public's help is being enlisted in the Microbiome Immunity Project, what's thought to be the biggest study to date of the human microbiome

Help UC San Diego Scientists Study Link between Body Bacteria and Autoimmune Diseases

​The public's help is being enlisted in the Microbiome Immunity Project, what's thought to be the biggest study to date of the human microbiome
​An international team of scientists, led by UCSD School of Medicine researchers, has created a human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS)

Novel Stem Cell-Derived Model Created of Inflammatory Neurological Disorder

​An international team of scientists, led by UCSD School of Medicine researchers, has created a human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS)
A team of scientists and physicians from UCSD School of Medicine, Moores Cancer Center and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, with colleagues in Mexico, describe a signaling pathway in macrophages that regulates the pro-fibrotic response to injury.

UC San Diego and Rady Scientists Identify New Drug Target for Treating Lung Fibrosis

A team of scientists and physicians from UCSD School of Medicine, Moores Cancer Center and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, with colleagues in Mexico, describe a signaling pathway in macrophages that regulates the pro-fibrotic response to injury.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently made a surprising discovery

Single Strep Bacteria Protein Sets Off White Blood Cell’s Early Warning System

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently made a surprising discovery
Rob Knight, Prof., Pediatrics & Computer Sci, and Dir., Center for Microbiome Innovation, has received this prestigious award for his pioneering microbiome work. Previous recipients have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, so this is a noteworthy achievement!

Dr. Rob Knight Receives the Prestigious Massry Prize!

Rob Knight, Prof., Pediatrics & Computer Sci, and Dir., Center for Microbiome Innovation, has received this prestigious award for his pioneering microbiome work. Previous recipients have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, so this is a noteworthy achievement!
The American Gut Project is working to catalog all of the bacteria in our body. Watch the video featuring Rob Knight, PhD, and Embriette Hyde, PhD to learn more about the project.

Mapping the human microbiome

The American Gut Project is working to catalog all of the bacteria in our body. Watch the video featuring Rob Knight, PhD, and Embriette Hyde, PhD to learn more about the project.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have invented a new method for controlling gene expression across bacterial colonies.

UC San Diego Scientists Invent New Tool for the Synthetic Biologist's Toolbox

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have invented a new method for controlling gene expression across bacterial colonies.
There is also a tremendous diversity among the microbiomes of healthy people.

Can I Test the Health of My Gut Microbiota?

There is also a tremendous diversity among the microbiomes of healthy people.

Upcoming Events

Grand Rounds:                                                                              Each Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; RCHSD, EOB 1900Peds_Grand_Rounds_2017-2018.pdf

COMING IN 2018 - 9th Annual Pediatrics Research Symposium,  May 10-11, 2018 at Rady Children's Hospital

Check out the UCSD Department of Pediatrics list of Events!

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Top Docs

  

Thirteen Pediatric faculty MDs were named in 2017 in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey! To read the list of UCSD Top Docs, click here. To read the full listing in the October issue of San Diego Magazine, click here.