Happenings

Several faculty members involved with the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and Depression Grand Challenge were included on the “2017 Highly Cited Researchers” list that is published annually by Clarivate Analytics. (L-R) A. Xiangfeng Duan, B. Michael Jerrett, C. Peter Kareiva, D. Nathan Kraft, E. Dennis Lettenmaier, F. Yang Yang, G. Daniel Geschwind, H. Nelson Freimer, I. Michael Sofroniew.
UCLA

UCLA had 30 faculty members included on the “2017 Highly Cited Researchers” list that is published annually by Clarivate Analytics. And of those, several are faculty members involved with the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and Depression Grand Challenge. Inclusion on the list is an honor as it is an indication that these faculty members are among the most reputable scientists in Read more

George Poste, DVM, PhD, FRCPath, FRS, (left), Lindy Elkins-Tanton, MS, PhD, (second from the left), Edward Kavazanjian, MS, PhD, (center), Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH, (second from the right), and Minu Ipe, MA, PhD (right).
Faye Farmer

On November 27 and 28, 2017, UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH, visited Arizona State University (ASU) to help their campus explore whether the campus wants to start their own grand challenge program. She met in small groups with approximately 10 faculty members while there and also Read more

The UCLA Grand Challenge initiative was mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article by Paul Fain.  Fain views Grand Challenge programs initiated by UCLA (in 2013) and Indiana University (in 2015) as potential answers to the public’s skepticism about the value of research conducted at public universities. The article featured feedback from Pedro Ribeiro, a spokesperson for Read more

Cristin Dorgelo (left), with Jennifer Lyon Gardner, PhD, CRA, (second to left) Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH, (second to right) and Casandra Rauser, PhD, (right) presented during a panel session titled,“The Marathon that Feels Like a Sprint: Executing Successful ‘Grand Challenge’ Initiatives” at the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) conference.
UCLA Grand Challenges

On May 9, 2017, UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH, and Director of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Casandra Rauser, PhD, participated in a panel at the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) conference in Boulder.  The conference, themed “Creating Excellence through Strategic Research Read more

UCLA State of the Campus 2016
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UCLA’s 2016 State of the Campus Report highlights the university’s biggest accomplishments of the year. According to the report, UCLA won over $1 billion in research grants during the 2015-2016 academic year. The report also recognizes the multi-disciplinary collaboration that has blossomed as a result of UCLA Grand Challenges.

Explore some of UCLA’s many accomplishments from the 2015–16 academic year at http://stateofthecampus.ucla.edu/.