Medical research goes global
By Marg Stark For more than 30 years, Dr. David Shapiro has had a front-row seat to watch the growth and evolution of San Diego’s booming biotech community and its increasing impact on the world. Shapiro, who is the chief medical officer at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on developing treatments for nonviral liver disease […]
Coding boot camp to launch at UC San Diego Extension
UC San Diego Extension’s first coding boot camp, where students train for careers as full-stack web developers in just 24 weeks, will begin this winter at Extension’s University City Center campus. The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension is an intensive, part-time program structured around the schedules of working professionals and full-time students. […]
Launch pad: Taking successful product management to the next level
By Andrea Siedsma In today’s fast-paced, consumer-driven market, having the best product or technology doesn’t always equal success. In fact, companies are faced with mounting pressure to define, develop and launch the right products and services at the right time and in the right market. Product managers are at the forefront of this evolution, bringing […]
50 Voices of the Future: Mike Stevenson on the craft of brewing
In honor of UC San Diego Extension’s first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. Craft beer has been the fastest growing sector of alcoholic beverages in the nation, and with 130 breweries, San Diego County is considered […]
Secrets to his success A screenwriter helps students get ready for their close up
by Kelly Davis It’s a bit cliché to ask someone who works in filmmaking, “What’s your favorite movie?” But you have to do it. Carlos de los Rios doesn’t hesitate: Casablanca. “I sound like an old man saying Casablanca,” he said with a laugh. “I love a lot of films, but to me, Casablanca just […]
50 Voices of the Future: Kirby Brady on analyzing regional economic trends
In honor of UC San Diego Extension’s first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. Fantastic weather and world class beaches aren’t the only things that make San Diego attractive. The region is also a leading center for […]
Leading amidst chaos: 5 life lessons from an emergency department nurse
As an emergency room nurse, Cathy McJannet has learned to make life-saving decisions in an instant. But with a career that relies on skills, judgment and compassion, she understands that emergency department nursing is not for everyone. “It is a highly specialized type of nursing in which only a select number of nurses are suited […]
An app a day creates jobs that pay: Software developers
In a world where it appears that there is, in fact, an app for that and everything in between, it should be no surprise that the people who can create those applications are in strong demand. This well-placed hunch was confirmed by UC San Diego Extension’s recent “Emerging Careers for 2016” report, which detailed the […]
Safety net: Extension’s Safety Specialist Certificate gives a vet a new lease on life
John Crary found out about the importance of safety early in his military career. As a new Navy recruit, Crary was part of the Seabee Battalion, which is tasked with construction projects all over the world. One of his first assignments was working on a five-story building in Spain. Unfortunately, Crary didn’t know how to […]
Food safety program to provide much-needed training in wake of new food safety rules
Each year one in six Americans become sick from consuming contaminated foods or beverages. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also reports that annually 48 million people in the United States get sick from a foodborne illness. Of those, 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 die. To prevent these outbreaks, […]
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