Judd Recognition Fund
With your gifts, you have the power to ignite the innovation and imagination that have made UC San Diego Health Sciences - and the Psychiatry Department - a magnet for renowned scientists and clinicians advancing mental health of our patients and families. In honor of Lewis L. Judd, Department of Psychiatry Chair from 1977-2014, we have established a Judd Recognition Fund to support varied mental health related activities.
Give to the Department of Psychiatry: Judd Recognition Fund
Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research
At the UC San Diego Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR), we are committed to conducting rigorous, groundbreaking research to assess the medicinal value and proper application of cannabis. The CMCR was established by the California Legislature as the first and only medicinal cannabis research institute in California to answer the fundamental question: does cannabis have therapeutic value? For the last two decades, the CMCR has been at the forefront of California’s historic research effort. Uniting experts across the University of California system, the Center has now completed a number of clinical trials and is in the process on conducting additional studies, effectively bringing new science to the national discussion about medicinal cannabis. Our most significant findings to date highlight cannabis’ application for neuropathic pain and spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis. Now more than ever, we are in the midst of an exciting time in this emerging field – but we have many more questions to answer. Our goal is to evaluate the medicinal value of cannabis, and if effective, inform protocols for its safe use. We also aim to improve the quality of life for patients battling chronic pain conditions, mental health conditions and neurodegenerative conditions. We hope you will consider supporting the CMCR to help us transform the way society perceives, studies, regulates and possibly benefits from medicinal cannabis.
Give to the Department of Psychiatry: Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research
To learn more about making an impact in this area, please contact:
Marcail MacEwan, Associate Director of Development, UC San Diego Health Sciences Advancement