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UCLA had 47 faculty members included on the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 (“Highly Cited List”) list that is published annually. And of the world’s most influential researchers, several are faculty members whose research contributes to the Depression Grand Challenge and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. The Highly Cited List is comprised of scientists ranking in […]

UCLA had 41 faculty members included on the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list that is published annually. And of the world’s most influential researchers, several are faculty members whose research contributes to the Depression Grand Challenge and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. The list is comprised of scientists who are in the top-1 percent […]

Discovery Neuroscience Demonstration Project: Astrocytes may have a big impact

Depression—the most common cause of disability in the world— places serious demands on health services and is a major contributor to suicide.  Yet our ability to develop new, more effective treatments continues to hit obstacles largely due to a lack of understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of the causes. One exciting opportunity arises from recently […]

After a rigorous review process, the Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) selected seven early demonstration projects and three research cores to receive internal seed funding over a two-year period. More than 100 investigators from 20 departments teamed up to submit 60 proposals. Each of the chosen projects has two goals: