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50 Voices of the Future: Amy Jak on Alzheimer’s prevention

In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. Dr. Amy Jak doesn't just want us all to live to a ripe old age. Jak wants us to age well -- and that means having a healthy brain as well as a healthy body. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in … [Read More...]

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Cooking up a healthy life

Extension’s new Integrative Nutrition certificate teaches the ingredients for a healthy life. We’ve all heard it before: you are what you eat. In fact, that oft-repeated phrase is credited to French author Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who wrote all the way back in 1826, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” While most accept a basic correlation between nutrition and overall health, the idea that the right food prepared in the right way could treat or reverse certain … [Read More...]

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt projects prove value in industries beyond manufacturing

With roots as a process improvement program designed to revolutionize a uniform manufacturing system, Paritosh Bhondele wasn’t sure if Lean Six Sigma Black Belt was a good fit for his role as a director at a global learning and performance software company. Bhondele questioned whether the program, which got its start more than two centuries ago following an earned government contract for the mass production of 10,000 muskets, would provide the tools that could improve operations and … [Read More...]

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Latin American workshop arms Venezuelan dermatologist for oncology clinical trials

Dr. Olga Zerpa is battling two stubborn foes. As a dermatologist and a surgeon, her passion is for conquering cancer with new and improved treatments. And, as a researcher, she wants to bring clinical trials to her homeland Venezuela, a country mired in economic and health care crises. This two-pronged battle brought Dr. Zerpa to last year’s UC San Diego Extension’s Clinical Trials in Latin America Workshop. It took more than a year of planning for Dr. Zerpa to arrange to travel to San Diego … [Read More...]

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50 Voices of the Future: Kate M. Edwards on special needs students

In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. Kate M. Edwards, Ph.D., is a teacher’s teacher. At UC San Diego Extension, she trains educators how to instruct students with special needs. This is key because, as Edwards explains, the future of education is all about inclusiveness. Whereas in the past, there were separate classrooms for children in special … [Read More...]

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Workshop leads Peruvian physician to CEO role, start-up success

Living and working in Peru, Dr. José Torres, M.D., used his educational degrees and certificates as building blocks in his career. After completing medical school and his surgical training, Dr. Torres pursued an M.B.A. with a specialty in applied sciences, assumed teaching roles, and eventually came to supervise research and teaching within a health care system. But it was the networking he did at UC San Diego Extension’s Latin American Clinical Trials Workshop that helped him secure a CEO title … [Read More...]

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Latin American workshop arms Venezuelan dermatologist for oncology clinical trials

Dr. Olga Zerpa is battling two stubborn foes. As a dermatologist and a surgeon, her passion is for conquering cancer with new and improved treatments. And, as a researcher, she wants to bring clinical trials to her homeland Venezuela, a country mired in economic and health care crises. This two-pronged battle brought Dr. Zerpa to last year’s UC San Diego Extension’s Clinical Trials in Latin … [Read More...]

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New report reveals emerging careers for 2016

Everyone is searching for a career that has both a promising present and an even brighter future. To help individuals identify these opportunities, the University of California, San Diego Extension … [Read More...]

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50 Voices of the Future: Kate M. Edwards on special needs students

In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. Kate M. Edwards, Ph.D., is a teacher’s teacher. At UC San Diego Extension, she trains educators how to instruct students with special needs. This is key because, as Edwards explains, the future of education is … [Read More...]

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt projects prove value in industries beyond manufacturing

With roots as a process improvement program designed to revolutionize a uniform manufacturing system, Paritosh Bhondele wasn’t sure if Lean Six Sigma Black Belt was a good fit for his role as a … [Read More...]

 

For Alan J. Daly, UC San Diego professor and chair of the Department of Education Studies, social networks hold the key to more enlightened forms of teaching, learning, and leadership. Watch Video >

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