UCSD Notes

Leader for Global Health Sciences named

UCSD has appointed Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D., its first associate dean for Global Health Sciences, focusing its work on programs for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Strathdee, an infectious disease epidemiologist who holds the Harold Simon Chair, is chief of the Division of International Health and professor in the Department of Medicine. She is also co-director of the UCSD-San Diego State University joint doctoral degree program in global health and co-director of the International Core of the UCSD Center for AIDS Research.

63 UCSD students named Gates scholars

Sixty-three UCSD students have been named Gates Millennium Scholars.

Established in 1999 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans and Hispanic American students who are completing undergraduate work in all discipline areas, or graduate studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science.

Students are nominated for the program by principals, teachers, counselors, tribal higher education representatives and other professional educators. They must have strong leadership potential and a demonstrated commitment to community service.

Campus makes ‘best values’ list

The Princeton Review ranked UCSD among the nation’s top 10 “best value” public colleges for 2009, putting it in seventh place on its annual ranking.

Rankings were based on surveys of administrators and students at more than 650 public and private colleges.