Archive Tag: Recognition

A Forbes post titled “Addressing Mental Health Challenges on College Campuses” showcased the different approaches college campuses are taking to address the ever-increasing student need and demand for mental health services. Such university strategies include implementing digital counseling services, researching student mental health and potential new treatment methods, and reducing stigma by focusing on knowledge barriers that may exist.

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Jenn Gustetic (Program Executive for NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program) recognized UCLA Grand Challenges and Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH (UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges) during her opening keynote entitled “Moonshots for Science Engagement” at the 2019 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference on September 21, 2019.

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The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) was featured in a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) news feature titled “The quest for the sustainable city.” The article highlights SLA GC as an example of successful collaborations between local governments and researchers. Mark Gold, former leader of the SLA GC, is quoted.

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UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute (Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) received a $1 million donation from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. The donation was matched with a $1 million grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund’s Research and Innovation Fund, which is directed by the government of the United Kingdom.

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