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Overlook of Los Angeles.
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In May 2018, Tara Roth, president of the Goldhirsh Foundation that supports social innovation in Los Angeles, joined the L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council. Roth is a thought leader and influencer. She joins an esteemed group who include leaders from business, universities and the community co-chaired by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The leadership council has the common goal to transition L.A. to a Read more

California State University, Northridge

On Thursday, May 10, the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge staff met with California State University, Northridge (CSUN) President Dianne Harrison along with CSUN’s sustainability staff and faculty to discuss the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and potential opportunities for both universities to work together. At the meeting, Read more

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

This ambitious project aims to cut the global impact of depression in half by 2050
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The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) has sponsored content in the April 2018 issue of New York Magazine. The article features detail about the four components of the DGC: Innovative Treatment Network, 100K Study, Awareness & Hope, and Discovery Neuroscience. This interconnected approach towards cutting the burden of Read more