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Grand Challenges were of great interest to the NORDP attendees and, given UCLA’s role as the first university to initiate a Grand Challenge program, the team was in demand – participating in four sessions. Pictured above is the Ideas Lab Workshop that occurred on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 titled, “Starting a Grand Challenge Initiative & Picking/Proposing a Grand Challenge Topic: Issues and Decisions from the University and the Research Teams Perspectives.”
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10th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference

The 10th annual meeting for the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) occurred on May 7 through May 9, 2018 in Arlington, VA. The conference, themed “Resilience in a Shifting Research Landscape”, gathered representatives from campuses across the country to exchange best practices in fostering Read more

Yes we can: among the grand challenges that researchers in the US, the UK and elsewhere are being asked to address are cures for cancer and making Los Angeles a sustainable city
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A Times Higher Education article written by Rachael Pells featured UCLA’s recently released Report on University-Led Grand Challenges. The article acknowledges the efforts of 20 higher education institutions within the United States and Canada currently pursuing grand challenge programs, and examines strategies and recommendations for leading successful grand challenges detailed in the report. UCLA is the first university to carry out Read more

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.
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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