Archive Tag: Recognition

An Associated Press article highlighted how universities and companies across the nation are developing smartphone technology to detect early signs of depression in younger generations. UCLA was amongst campuses highlighted in this sector overview.  The UCLA app referenced in the article is provided via the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Screening and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression (STAND) program. STAND assesses whether students are experiencing symptoms of depression and offers immediate treatment options best fit for their needs.

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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 of most widely cited researchers in their respective fields.

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UNM launches Grand Challenges Initiative

UCLA is excited to see another university focus on grand challenges. On November 14, 2018, the University of New Mexico (UNM) launched its Grand Challenge initiative. UNM seeks to identify three Grand Challenge Conceptual Goals focused on issues faced in New Mexico. We are honored that UNM refers its applicants to UCLA and the Report on University-Led Grand Challenges as Read more