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Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

STORIES FROM UCSD

Cancer Drugs Go Incognito
Take a biodegradable polymer nanoparticle about the size of a virus. Stuff it with a cocktail of cancer-fighting drugs. Wrap it in the membrane of a red blood cell. These three seemingly simple steps could help doctors overcome a major challenge in using nanoparticles to attack cancer cells: getting past the body's immune system.

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National Children's Study in San Diego County
The National Children's Study is the largest long-term study of children's health and development ever done in the United States. The study will follow 100,000 children nationwide from before birth to age 21. UC San Diego and San Diego State University have joined the National Institutes of Health in sponsoring the study in San Diego County.

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Cancer Drugs Go Incognito
Take a biodegradable polymer nanoparticle about the size of a virus. Stuff it with a cocktail of cancer-fighting drugs. Wrap it in the membrane of a red blood cell.

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College Chatter
Latest College Chatter.

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By the Numbers

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Ranking of UC San Diego's adult health care in San Diego—U.S. News & World Report

1
National ranking of UC San Diego's softball team in the NCAA Division II.

4
Number of Preuss School students who received Gates Millennium Scholarships this year.

11
UC San Diego's ranking for the number of scholarly papers published in 16 prestigious research journals, including Nature.

15.4
Percentage increase of underrepresented students admitted to UC San Diego last year.

143
Number of students who graduated from UC San Diego's School of Medicine in June 2011.

681
Average SAT math score of students admitted to UC San Diego for 2011.

7,535
Number of degrees awarded in June 2011.

E-CLIPPINGS

National Children's Study in San Diego County
The National Children's Study is the largest long-term study of children's health and development ever done in the United States.

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Disrupting HIV
Biochemist Leor Weinberger and colleagues at UC San Diego and UCLA have proposed a fundamentally new intervention for the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Chinese Mothers are Superior
Amy Chua's essay, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," published in The Wall Street Journal in January, set the blogosphere abuzz.

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Winds of Change
Are West Coast sea levels about to rise?

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Mosaic Unveiled
The Chicano Legacy 40 Años mural, which covered the east wall of Peterson Hall on the UC San Diego campus for two years, has been installed as a permanent mosaic.

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Kudos

The California Academy of Family Physicians presented David Bazzo, M.D., co-director of the primary care core clerkship at UC San Diego, with its 2011 Educator of the Year award.

Jack Bui, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of pathology; Pamela Itkin-Ansari, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of pediatrics; and Adriana Tremoulet, M.D., assistant adjunct professor in the department of pediatrics, are among this year's 12 winners of Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards.

Miriam Kastner, professor of geochemistry, received the Francis Shepard Medal from the Society for Sedimentary Geology.

Herbert Levine, a professor of physics; Andrew McCammon, the Joseph E. Mayer Chair of Theoretical Chemistry; and David Sandwell, a professor of geophysics, were elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Ravindra L. Mehta, M.D., FACP, professor of medicine in the division of nephrology, received the International Society of Nephrology 2011 Shire Bywaters Award.

John Pierce, Ph.D., Sam M. Walton Chair for Cancer Research in the department of family and preventive medicine, received the inaugural Harold Dorn Award in June.

Kimberly Prather, distinguished chair in atmospheric chemistry in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, was selected by the San Diego section of the American Chemical Society for its Distinguished Scientist Award.

Jean Yin Jen Wang, Ph.D., professor of medicine and biology, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.