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CCMI Wins a Innovation Award from the Roddenberry Foundation

Founded by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, the Roddenberry Foundation was created to drive social change and improve the lives of people around the world. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Roddenberry Foundation awarded $1,000,000 in February of 2017 to bold ideas that will achieve a boldly better future. For the five prizes (one $400,000 Grand Prize and four $150,000 Innovation Awards), the Foundation received over 600 applications that were evaluated by a panel of eight judges, including the astronaut Mark Kelly and the CEO of the McKinsey Social Initiative, Helen Gayle.

> see more at The Roddenberry Foundation

UCSF Establishes Quantitative Biosciences Institute

QBI, a new research unit at UCSF, will identify opportunities for disease treatments using computation, mathematics and statistics. The institute initially will focus on such conditions as breast cancer, head and neck cancer, psychiatric disorders, including autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, as well as the relationships between infectious diseases and their hosts.

> read the article at the UCSF News Center

UCSF Chancellor Visits Washington to Discuss Cancer Moonshot, Research Funding

Sam-Hawgood-Washington5Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, joined by Keith Yamamoto, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, and Barbara J. French, Vice Chancellor for University Relations, met with Vice President Joe Biden’s staff regarding the National Cancer Moonshot initiative and with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Meetings were also held with Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, and representatives of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

> read the article at the UCSF News Center

VP Joe Biden Visits UCSF to Advance National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Joe-Biden-Visit-panelVice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, PhD, visited UC San Francisco on Saturday to meet with top cancer experts as part of the National Cancer Moonshot initiative to develop new approaches that fast-forward the development of novel therapies.

> read the entire article at the UCSF News Center

> read the White House FACT SHEET: Investing in the National Cancer Moonshot

Using Big Data to Chart Cancer’s Hidden Genetic Weaknesses

Big Data to Chart Cancers Hidden Genetic Weaknesses “As we refine our understanding of how patients’ mutations affect larger biological networks, that’s going to improve doctors’ predictive power in a clinical setting,” Krogan says. “We’re just building tools to make that connection between the basic research and the clinical world.”

> read the entire article at the UCSF News Center