Supporting innovation

Mary and Gary West of Rancho Santa Fe, standing, recently made a $5 million endowment to Scripps Health to establish the Gary and Mary West Chair of Innovative Medicine. Eric J. Topol, M.D., center, has been named the inaugural chairman to support the advancement of wireless health and was appointed to the board of the new West Wireless Health Institute, the organization fully dedicated to advancing health and well-being through the use of wireless technologies. Scripps Health is the founding health care affiliate, with Qualcomm as a founding sponsor.