Discoveries Magazine​

2020 Issue

Discoveries is the annual magazine of UC San Diego Health Sciences, reflecting our vision to create a healthier world – one life at a time – through new sciences, new medicine and new cures.

“I hope this publication will give you a sense of our expansive and far-reaching innovations and aspirations, from the investigation of elusive cells to caring for whole populations of people. Throughout, the double helices of passion and compassion thread, stitching together our striving to improve human health in San Diego and beyond.”
- David A. Brenner, MD, Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences

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Featured Articles

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Bodies of Knowledge

For first-year medical students, anatomy lab offers immediate, tangible lessons in what it means to be human — from many perspectives.

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With Data This Big

The next medical breakthrough may come from a mathematician or video game aficionado — or it may come from you.


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Community Stressed

Homelessness, mental illness and other public health crises tear at the weakest parts of the social fabric, these doctors mend mind and body for the common good.

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