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Career Talk is a 20-minute interview show hosted by UC San Diego Extension.

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The Pulse with Leslie Bruce

The Pulse is a monthly podcast series devoted to health issues and the healthcare workplace hosted by UC San Diego Extension's Leslie Bruce.

An expert in healthcare and public policy, Bruce currently serves as Extension instructor for Politics and Public Policy of US Healthcare: Washington, DC and Introduction to US Healthcare. She also lectures in the Health Law and Policy master's degree program and in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program.

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San Diego and its education opportunities ranked top among veterans
By Melissa Jones The hardships military service members and their families endure throughout their careers are among the many reasons citizens unite each year to honor them during Veterans Day. For the other 364 days of the year, a few cities work compassionately to provide a better quality of life for residing veterans, and dedicate […]
Technology sparks e-discovery revolution throughout legal profession
by Melissa M. Jones Justine Phillips is a legal pioneer using technology to evolve the profession and its paper-filled world. As special counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Sheppard Mullin at its Del Mar office, Phillips went the paperless route back in 2008 – light years before many of her colleagues – […]
Life science professionals benefit from internship opportunities
By Melissa Jones As a young professional, Fred Defesche earned an opportunity to work as an intern, a position that helped pave the way for him to eventually become founder of a boutique pharmaceutical regulatory consulting firm, RegCon Solutions of San Diego. Today, Defesche remains committed to his intern roots and works to extend such […]
Regulatory affairs and quality assurance internships: A win-win for would-be employees and life science companies
San Diego’s life science cluster ranks fourth in the nation, and first in life science employment concentration, measured as a percent of total private employment. The most recent labor market analysis by the San Diego Workforce Partnership found nearly 1,400 life science companies in San Diego employ approximately 45,000 people in a sector that has […]
Bitter debate aside, Stafford Jones carries out ‘Obamacare’ with expanded care and reduced cost
Health and Human Services regional director reports progress in California Melissa Stafford Jones has overseen the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, despite ongoing court battles and political skirmishes surrounding Obamacare. The results? The regional director of Health and Human Services reports in the October Pulse […]