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In our spirit of continuing the nontradition, the impact of the Campaign for UC San Diego has been—and will continue to be—anything but conventional. Our philanthropic partners have believed in us and empowered our students, faculty and staff to change the world. Explore a selection of stories about our people like non other and how donor support can transform humanity both globally and in our own backyard.

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  • Tammy Russell, PhD ’24

    Tammy Russell, PhD ’24

    NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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  • Gentry Patrick

    Gentry Patrick

    Professor of Neurobiology, School of Biological Sciences
    Director, Center for Empathy and Social Justice in Human Health

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  • İlkay Altıntaş

    İlkay Altıntaş

    Founding Faculty Fellow, Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
    Chief Data Science Officer, San Diego Supercomputer Center
    Lecturer, Jacobs School of Engineering

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  • Lisa Stellwagen, MD

    Lisa Stellwagen, MD

    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, 
    UC San Diego School of Medicine
    Pediatrician, UC San Diego Health
    Executive Director, UC Health Milk Bank

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  • Mark Lyon

    Mark Lyon

    Grateful Patient
    Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Trials

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  • Luke Paulus ’25

    Luke Paulus ’25

    Brian M. Powers and Paula H. Powers Chancellor’s Associates Scholar

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  • Mari Kawamura

    Mari Kawamura

    Doctor of Musical Arts ’22
    The Ruth Epstein Endowed Memorial Fellow in Piano Performance
    Department of Music, School of Arts and Humanities

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  • James Brewer, MD, PhD

    James Brewer, MD, PhD

    Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosciences, UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health
    Director, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

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  • Tatum S. Simonson, PhD

    Tatum S. Simonson, PhD

    Associate Professor, School of Medicine
    John B. West Endowed Chair in Respiratory Physiology

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  • Brian Keating

    Brian Keating

    Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics, School of Physical Sciences
    Director, Simons Observatory

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  • Shyamanga Borooah, MBBS, PhD

    Shyamanga Borooah, MBBS, PhD

    Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
    Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology at the Shiley Eye Institute, UC San Diego 

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  • Ava McInnis ’24 and Keila Bosinger ’22

    Ava McInnis ’24 and Keila Bosinger ’22

    Scholar-athletes
    Triton Softball and Women’s Volleyball

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