Founding the Future: Health Sciences’ Legacy of Excellence

In celebration of UC San Diego’s 50th anniversary, the Biomedical Library and Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences are hosting a Founders’ Day seminar.  “Founding the Future: Health Sciences’ Legacy of Excellence” will be presented from noon to 1:30 pm on November 18, 2010 in the Biomedical Library Events Room.  Four Health Sciences faculty members will speak about their current work, future initiatives, and the pioneering efforts of founding faculty that paved the way.  The featured speakers are:

  • Steffanie A. Strathdee, PhD, Associate Dean, Global Health Sciences; Harold Simon Professor and Chief, Global Public Health, Dept. of Medicine, and Director, UCSD Global Health Initiative
  • Joseph L. Witztum, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Victor Nizet, MD, Professor of Pediatrics & Pharmacy; Chief, Division of Pediatric Pharmacology & Drug Discovery, School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Mark A. Talamini, MD, MJ Orloff Family Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery

Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Pharmacy David N. Bailey, MD, former Interim Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences and Dean at UC San Diego, and former Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences and Dean at UC Irvine, will serve as moderator.  A reception will follow the program.  Space is limited so sign up as soon as possible in order to reserve a seat.  Later that day, beginning at 3:00 pm, the campus-wide 50th Anniversary Founders’ Day celebration will take place at Town Square on Myers Drive.  See for more details.

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