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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

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pictured with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.
UCLA

On Friday, April 28, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block convened the newly formed L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council.  This council demonstrates the partnership between the City of Los Angeles and UCLA to advance sustainability goals for the region, as outlined in the Sustainable City pLAn and the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Five-Year Work Plan. Members of this new Leadership Council include prominent business, academic, and Read more

Depression Grand Challenge Worldwide Passes Initial Screening

Today, we learned that the DGC Worldwide application to the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition passed the initial screening round. The field has narrowed from 1,900 to 800 applications. MacArthur Foundation is expected to name 10 semifinalists by the end of January, one of which will eventually receive a $100M award.

Read more about the DGC Worldwide and view the DGC Worldwide 100&Change video.

Through the initiative, UCLA experts are identifying specific mechanisms that put people at risk for depression and creating customized suites of treatments for each patient.
UCLA Health

The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) has come a long way since it’s initial annoucement last October 2015. The initiative is tackling depression in an unprecedented manner with an aim to better understand and treat this devastating disease. One year later, the DGC has begun a series of studies and set a program in place that will screen and treat UCLA student and staff for depression. At the heart of the UCLA initiative, is the 10-year “100K Study” that will monitor 100,000 people with the goals of identifying the genetic and environmental causes of depression. The study is the largest of its kind to date and will screen for depression by examining participants’ genetics and assessing symptoms through remote monitoring.

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