Big Ideas: These 13 Are Moving Forward

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By UC Davis University News

"UC Davis today (Jan. 17) announced the 13 Big Ideas that will help propel the university’s second comprehensive fundraising campaign. These Big Ideas, generated by members of the university community, offer ways that UC Davis can positively impact the world while also capturing the imagination of potential donors.

“I sincerely thank the many members of the UC Davis community who have shown such enthusiasm for the future of our Davis and Sacramento campuses, making this process wildly successful,” Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter said. “This is what UC Davis is about: working together on ideas that can truly transform our world.”

The 13 Big Ideas that will move forward include ideas in health, human rights, veterinary medicine and other areas:

  • Brain Health: Center for Healthy Brain Aging (faculty champion: Charles DeCarli) and Neuroscience and Brain Health (faculty champion: Cameron Carter)
  • California Center for Violence Prevention Research (faculty champion: Garen Wintemute)
  • Center for Advancing Pain Relief (faculty champion: Scott Fishman)
  • Chemistry Discovery Complex (faculty champion: Jacquelyn Gervay Hague)
  • Consortium for Innovation in Autism, Community and Technology (faculty champion: Leonard Abbeduto)
  • Global Education for All at UC Davis (faculty champion: Joanna Regulska)
  • Healthy Aging in a Digital World (faculty champions: Heather Young and Thomas Nesbitt)
  • Institute for Global Human Rights in the 21st Century (faculty champion: Keith Watenpaugh)
  • Leading the Way to Climate Neutrality (faculty champion: Kurt Kornbluth)
  • Precision Health: A New Paradigm for Health Care and Population Health (faculty champion: Frederick Meyers)
  • SmartFarm (faculty champion: David Slaughter)
  • Veterinary Medical Center (faculty champion: Michael Lairmore)
  • World Water Institute (faculty champion: Jay Lund)"

Read the full announcement at UC Davis University News.

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