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1 University of California, San Diego: An Engaged University Sandra Daley, MD Professor of Pediatrics Assistant Dean of Diversity and Community Partnerships

2 An engaged university “A fully engaged university is one that encourages and supports community involvement on the part of its faculty, staff and students.” “A fully engaged university integrates the acquisition and application of knowledge.” - Barbara Holland, 2000 (Creating a New American College – Boyer, 1994)

3 UCSD and the Community Relationships with community organizations, service agencies, elected officials, school districts, community colleges and universities for 30 years Leverage resources to meet community needs Engage in research and generate innovative programming Translate research findings into community practice

4 Benefits of Engagement Working on real challenges with direct input from the community UCSD maintains its reputation as premier research institution through applied research Expanded access to university resources and services Students are able to put theory into practice

5 Innovations in Applied Research & Training Translation from “the bench to the bedside” and from the bedside to the community

6 UCSD Health Sciences Division of Community Pediatrics

7 Public driven initiatives to improve community health Training a new generation of health care physicians

8 Community-Driven Public Health Research and Initiatives Expanded Services: Over 1,000 students received web-based nutrition education in ,750 local families participated in 5-a-Day nutrition programs in 2005 Leveraged resources: Over $80 million in private and federal grants & contracts

9 More Examples 9,214 individuals received health education & information about opportunities to participate in clinical trials 30+ health articles written by journalism student interns published in local papers

10 Training a New Generation Herpaul Lee 2001 University Link Medical Science Program2001 University Link Medical Science Program Transferred from San Diego City CollegeTransferred from San Diego City College HCOE Training Lab HCOE Training Lab Biocom Intern Biocom Intern 2006 Graduating UCSD- BS Bioenginering2006 Graduating UCSD- BS Bioenginering Planning to join the NavyPlanning to join the Navy

11 Training a New Generation Daniel Eskenazi University Link 2001University Link 2001 Transferred from Miramar Community CollegeTransferred from Miramar Community College Salk LaboratorySalk Laboratory Currently pursuing an MD/PhD at University of WashingtonCurrently pursuing an MD/PhD at University of Washington

12 Training a New Generation Vu Hong University LinkUniversity Link Transferred from San Diego City CollegeTransferred from San Diego City College Received UCSD mentoringReceived UCSD mentoring Attended BerkeleyAttended Berkeley Currently at Scripps Research Institute pursuing a PhDCurrently at Scripps Research Institute pursuing a PhD

13 Medical School Initiative Program In Medical Education –Health Equity (PRIME-HEq) initiative to meet the needs of California’s increasingly diverse communities

14 Dual Degree Opportunities Physicians who are able to: Communicate & care for diverse populations Communicate & care for diverse populations Understand economics of health delivery Understand economics of health delivery Advocate for policy & systems change Advocate for policy & systems change Focus on applied research Focus on applied research MD- MBA MD- MA MD- MPH MD- MS Health Policy

15 PRIME-HEq – –Physician/Advocates – –Physician/Scholars – –Physician/Healers

16 A Work in Progress/ Investments: Next Steps Student Scholarships Teacher Training Guest Lectureships Endowed Chair Capacity Building

17 “Education is the best way to improve one generation over another.” “Education is the best way to improve one generation over another.” - W.K. Kellogg “You can not build a better society without improving the individual.” “You can not build a better society without improving the individual.” - Marie Curie

18 University of California, San Diego Division Of Community Pediatrics Join us in discovering new ways to improve community health!


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