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Up Front May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

I am often dazzled by the breadth and caliber of stories available to the magazine.

Because we cover both the University and Alumni, we find ourselves at a nexus of powerful narratives. Achievements in the arts, sciences, engineering and medicine all fall within our portfolio, and those achievements powerfully impact the world beyond. In this issue alone, Translational Treatment reveals how medical research impacts hospital treatment while the articles on malaria and the Mozambique Medical School show how UCSD medical research and expertise have a global impact.

Research in UCSD labs often blossoms into entrepreneurial ventures—and has produced over 400 alumni businesses. The two stories in our Entrepreneur’s Corner are typical. Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D. ’91, began his research career in the laboratory of Scripps marine biologist Horst Felbeck, and is now developing new antibiotics at his own biotech company Trius Therapeutics, in conjunction with Scripps researcher William Fenical and his team. Philip Low, Ph.D. ’07, named one of 35 top young technology pioneers by MIT’s Technology Review, launched NeuroVigil in 2007. Low started his work on noninvasive ways to generate meaningful data from the brain, during graduate school at UCSD.

UCSD is an enormous resource, a knowledge bank, and it is a privilege to share it with you.

And that great store of knowledge has been made even more accessible by the recent extension of association benefits to all alumni. So I urge you to learn what UCSD has to offer—a world of knowledge and a network of communications. And all at your fingertips. To activate your free membership and access your community go to alumni.ucsd.edu.

Raymond Hardie, Editor

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A c c o l a d e s

Excuse this brief interruption while we take a moment to congratulate ourselves. The UCSD Alumni Association was recognized in three different categories by the Council for the Advance­ment and Support of Education (CASE) at the CASE District VII conference in San Francisco, in November.

The Association won three Awards of Excellence for its creative use of technology, new programs and general interest magazine. It received a gold medal award for its innovative “AlumnIdea” crowdsourcing microsite that allows alumni to give interactive feedback; a gold medal award for the “Discovery Ambassador Initiative,” a program that reconnects alumni with the University; and a silver medal award for the magazine, which we hope you are happily perusing.