May 2009: Volume 6, Number 2   Archive Advertising Contact
Up Front: Letters to and from the editor
Campus Currents: UCSD Stories
Shelf Life: Books
Cliff Notes: Student life and sports
Class Notes: Alumni profiles
Campaign Update: Imagine the Future
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors
Can China's leaders manage the domestic pressures that could drive them into an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with the United States? Can China's leaders manage the domestic pressures that could drive them into an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with the United States? Can China's leaders manage the domestic pressures that could drive them into an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with the United States?
Making Waves Feature Articles

Tracing a Tech Trajectory

Baja Hot Spot

River in the Sky

Japanese Radiation

Reengineering Engineers

The NatGeo Connection

Kinect with Archaeology

White House Honor

New 24-Hour Study Space

Are Black Holes Galactic Killers?

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The Changing Face of Health Care

By Christopher Vaughan

UC San Diego Health Care is bringing together a wide spectrum of disciplines and innovative research from genetics to bioengineering, and "translating" research findings into treatments. MORE

The Doctors
Photography By David Ahntholz and Jim Coit
Every day, the doctors of the UC San Diego Health Care system bring cutting-edge research to the treatment of their patients. We followed three of them on their daily rounds.

The GQ M.D. By Debra Kain
From her stem-cell research to time with patients, Catriona Jamieson, M.D., Ph.D., pursues her own brand of "personalized medicine" and wins fans along the way. MORE

And It's Only Tuesday By Jacqueline Carr
A specialist in inflammatory bowel disease, William Sandborn, M.D., is preoccupied with individual treatments, customizing drug doses for his patients. MORE

A Hip Doctor By Michelle Brubaker
Scott Ball, M.D., a specialist in hip and knee replacements, finds his skills increasingly in demand with an aging "boomer" population. MORE

Community Medicine
UC San Diego medical students and doctors bring health care to underserved populations around the city and county.

Student-Run Free Clinic By Scott LaFee
Approximately 250 students from the School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy serve more than 2,000 free-clinic patients at a half-dozen locations each year. MORE

Street Medicine By Maya Kroth
Both a physician and a psychiatrist, Chris Searles, Muir '92, M.D., spends two days a week working with the homeless at a St. Vincent de Paul's free, mobile medical clinic in downtown San Diego. MORE

Future Physicians
By Debra Kain
The holistic and learner-oriented Integrated Science Curriculum, was introduced to the entering class in fall 2010. MORE