Welcome to Summer 2015 More than at any time since the Second

Welcome to Summer 2015
Extension may be a source of insights, inspiration and strategy. Want to work
on the energy efficiency of computers like Rajesh Gupta on our cover, but don’t
know the first thing about digital design? Consider a course like Introduction to
Embedded Systems (page 107). Want to explore the world, and along the way
improve international understanding developing a skill you can use more or less
anywhere at any age? Consider enrolling in the Teaching English as a Foreign
Language led by Kim Gonzalez (profiled on page 8). Want to be lean and ready for
action, helping your for-profit or not-for-profit be more effective? Then you should
consider our Lean Six Sigma program about which Maya Gowri (profiled on page
6) speaks of so enthusiastically. In my department, I offer a shameless plug for
something we are developing that is of extraordinary social and political significance, and that is climate change. If you want to help to move the debate beyond
simply recycling, consider our climate change advocacy course that will be offered
in the fall.
Here’s the thing–if you are reading this, you have options and an opportunity to
make a difference in the world, unlike most people in the world. That means you
have the power to do something about most of the things in your life and many
of the issues that are shaping the lives of others. So what do you want to change?
Let us help you with your next steps.
Peter Thomas
Associate Director
Arts, Humanities, Languages and Digital Arts
More than at any time since the Second World War, the world is facing potentially
overwhelming challenges. Political leaders and citizens are all grappling with a
variety of threats to global peace and US national security. “How,” they ask, “are
we to deal with violent extremism, nuclear proliferation, a dysfunctional Congress,
climate change, and a drift towards plutocracy?” What can we as San Diegans do
about these issues, what can you do about them?
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Editorial Articles
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14 Career Center
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Grace Miller
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Beyond Data
By John B.B. Freeman
Computers shape our daily lives in a myriad
of ways, some obvious, others not so.
Rajesh Gupta, chair of UC San Diego’s
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
Department, measures that immersion not
merely by outwardly visible, hand-held
devices—personal computers, smart phones,
mobile devices—but computer-based innovations
that go beyond our sight.
Take an example such as the pocket-sized
device that instantaneously measures real-time
fitness, health, and behavior patterns, no user
training or arcane coding needed. Or the inner
workings of the electric sports car, which Gupta
describes as “a large, mobile iPad.” Or the
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device inserted within the body to monitor
breathing, heart rate, and virtually everything
else. Or the smart grid that gauges more
efficient electricity consumption.
“Education access, healthcare, electricity,
water, transportation, emergency response,
communications infrastructure—all of these
have been improved because of computing,”
said Gupta. “These are not merely engineering
issues—they are the issues of our everyday lives.”
Keys to unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos,
the body, ancient history, the ocean’s depths—even
detecting the exact location of Genghis Khan’s Inner
Mongolia tomb—now loom closer to humankind’s
grasp because of computer science.
By John B.B. Freeman
“Education access, healthcare,
electricity, water, transportation,
emergency response,
communications infrastructure—
all of these have been improved
because of computing.”
—Rajesh Gupta
“Much of the history of the human race is in
each of us—we are the history book,” said Gupta.
“You don’t have to dig into the ground to find that
history anymore. Our DNA carries that information.
Suddenly, we have the ability to navigate all those
questions about who we are, what we are, and
where we come from. We are the enablers.”
In the nearly five years since Gupta became
department chair, the data science revolution
has exploded.
“It’s no longer just data in and data out,” he said.
“In our department, we don’t think of ourselves just as
computer scientists or engineers who sit in backrooms
and build these weird machines. We’re the microscope
that sees inside ourselves for new insights.”
While he was growing up in his native India,
computers were far from Gupta’s everyday life.
His family’s modest home had limited electrical
appliances—refrigerator, stove, ceiling fan, radio,
but no television. Indeed, personal computers,
as we know them today, had yet to be invented.
Gupta vividly recalls the first time he saw an
actual computer. It was the late-1970s when he
was a nineteen-year-old college student at the
Indian Institute of Technology in the northern
Indian city of Kanpur.
“It was very large and intimidating, about
the size of a small car,” he said. “It had dancing
lights, mesmerizing buttons, punch cards, and
an air of mystery about what it actually did.”
To his surprise, the early-era computer
was “surprisingly tame,” Gupta recalled. “I
started playing around with it and that got
my imagination running.”
Later, concurrent with Apple’s launch of
the Mac in 1984, Gupta came to the U.S. for
graduate studies at UC Berkeley and later at
Stanford University.
Before long Gupta assembled his own
makeshift PC, reflecting a time when computer
wizards designed, built, repaired, modified, and
programmed computers, which left big-picture
data analysis to others.
Such advanced skills are still required, but in
contrast to most white-collar professions, the skill
set is honed before knowledge is fully applied.
“In most other areas, you have a long hill of
knowledge to climb before you learn practical
skills,” he said. “You cannot do cardiac surgery
without first going through an enormous amount
of learning. Only then do you get to the skill.
It’s the inverse in computing science.”
Since Gupta became chair of computer
science and engineering in early 2011, total
enrollment in the department has more than
doubled to around 2,500, a rapid rise that
until recently tested its capacity.
Two years ago, Gupta launched the “Inspiring
Imaginations” campaign that resulted in
donations, including the largest ever single
alumni donation to the department to expand
labs, programs, and classroom space. This has
enabled the department to pursue an even more
ambitious agenda of growth in the quality of
learning experience by its students.
“We have high aspirations,” said Gupta.
“Our faculty envisions this department at the very
top regarding the quality of research we do, the
students’ learning experience, and fulfilling the
growing demand for our graduates.”
With an eye to that future, Gupta has
launched Computing Primetime, a series of
UCSD-TV programs devoted to the department’s
leading professors, students, projects, and
breakthroughs. The series also focuses on how
computer scientists are engaging with faculty and
students from other academic areas that benefit
from interdisciplinary partnerships with CSE.
“For any emerging field like ours to thrive,
we must continue to attract the best talent,”
said Gupta, who hosted the inaugural episode,
on cyber security. “To do that, we have to get our
message out. When we capture the imagination of
a young viewer, we have made a lifelong learner.”
To view the series, visit
http://ucsd.tv/computing-primetime n
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Lean Six
Sigma Black Belt
By John B.B. Freeman
For Maya Gowri, implementing operational
excellence is pivotal to her official role at Inova
Diagnostics, a San Diego-based manufacturer
of in vitro diagnostic systems used in clinical
immunology labs and hospitals around the world.
Inova hired Gowri after taking her on as
an intern while she completed UC San Diego
Extension’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) and
Lean Enterprise certificate programs. The internship
provided an opportunity for Maya to complete her
required hands-on course project, which showcased
both her potential and her achievement in
Extension’s process improvement programs.
Lean Six Sigma is a highly-regarded toolset
that combines Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma
methodologies. Its roots are in manufacturing,
and it has since evolved as an effective tool
in a wide range of industries, from finance
and hospitality to telecommunications and
transportation. In Lean Six Sigma, the Black
Belt is the highest level of achievement—it is
outranked by only the Master Black Belt, which
recognizes an expert who serves primarily in
the role of coach.
“I had never been in manufacturing or
production before, so I had no idea what to
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expect when I started my courses,” said Gowri,
who formerly worked in marketing, business
development, and sales. “It was all new to me,
but the knowledge I gained from the certificate
programs helped me catch on quickly.”
“The certificate program was well-structured
and well-paced, which gave us enough time
to fully grasp the concepts,” said Gowri, who
previously worked at Tri-City Medical Center
in Oceanside as a senior improvement analyst.
“Plus, the Lean Enterprise course included three
on-site visits to manufacturing plants, which
helped us see concepts being implemented.”
“As part of leadership
skills, we learned to
fully embrace the
concept of humility.
Even though you’re
the leader, you need
to step back and give
full credit to your
By John B.B. Freeman
—Maya Gowri
A Constant
Process of
In her studies, Gowri discovered that Lean Six Sigma
places strong emphasis on practical process-driven
knowledge and on the value of person-to-person relations.
“People are any company’s most valuable
asset,” she said. “As part of leadership skills, we
learned to fully embrace the concept of humility.
Even though you’re the leader, you need to step
back and give full credit to your team.”
While she’s not yet prepared to describe herself
as an expert—“I’m in a constant process of
improvement”—Gowri now considers herself to be
knowledgeable, confident, and well-disciplined in
the complex production process she oversees.
As an Operational Excellence Leader, Maya
plays a part in the mission of Inova Diagnostics,
where advanced medical products help in the
diagnosis of serious ailments such as celiac
disease, liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis,
autoimmune thyroid disease, and vasculitis,
among others. In 2014, for example, the company
introduced a new agent that aids in the diagnosis
of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Maya’s completion of her certificates did not
close the door on her relationship with UC San
Diego Extension. Maya facilitated the creation of
three project sponsorships for Inova Diagnostics
through the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program.
“Maya truly implemented Lean Six Sigma
methodologies at Inova by making it an
organizational priority to bring in Lean Six Sigma
students,” says Angela Cook, Program Manager for
Process Improvement at Extension. “Her influence
helped give opportunities to students, which in turn
gave Inova a connection to top local talent.”
Gowri, who holds an MBA from UC Irvine and
a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, moved to
the United States from India in 1993. Her global
background helped give her the perspective to
meld various managerial styles within Inova’s
diverse workforce.
“The Indian culture is family-oriented and
team-oriented, whereas the American culture is
more individual-oriented,” she said. “I try to focus
on the uniqueness of each person, to see them all
as people instead of simply employees.” n
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English Taught Here:
Breaking Down Language Barriers
By John B.B. Freeman
Fact: More people in the world are learning to speak
English than there are people who currently speak the
language—many millions more.
Kim Gonzalez finds that both fascinating and a source of
job security, even after her thirty-four years as an instructor,
twenty of which have been at UC San Diego Extension’s
English Language Institute (ELI).
During that span, she has taught tens of thousands of
English language learners, a process she finds motivating
with each new overseas influx. Each quarter, some 600
college-age students take course loads that range from two
weeks to ten weeks, or longer. Among the many programs
offered at various skill levels are Conversation and Culture,
Intensive Academic English, and University and Professional
Studies, along with Medical, Legal, and Business English.
“Our students educate us as much as we educate them,”
said Gonzalez. “Most of them come to us much more
knowledgeable and more aware of globalization through
various forms of social media than ever before. Their curiosity
about learning our language and our culture never ceases to
amaze me.”
With English being the lingua franca in global business—
as well as in social media, she points out—multi-language
fluency is more highly valued around the world.
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“Asian countries truly value education. They invest a
lot in their children by putting them in our programs,” said
Gonzalez. “They know their children’s futures depend on
having a good command of English.”
When Gonzalez joined the ELI faculty in 1995, after
teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at San Diego
State University, she was tasked with attracting more
international and local students into the TEFL (Teaching
English as a Foreign Language) Certificate Program.
“There was a teacher training program here, but
we didn’t offer the I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for
Nonimmigrant Status) that international students needed in
order to get a student visa,” she recalled. “As a result, we
had very few students in the TEFL program. Once we started
to offer the I-20, we
welcomed students from
all over—Korea, Japan,
Taiwan, Brazil, Turkey,
Switzerland, Germany,
France, Chile, Argentina,
—Kim Gonzalez
Saudi Arabia, and more.”
Gonzalez has lived
abroad and has studied
six languages herself, so she is very familiar with different
cultures and their English education needs and challenges.
In addition to international students, ELI’s TEFL program
also welcomes native English speakers who seek to teach
here and abroad. There are a variety of local students: UC
San Diego undergraduate and graduate students, people
from the community, and even people who are recent retirees
in their fifties and sixties who desire to travel the world while
teaching English with the TEFL Certificate.
“They know it’s a marketable skill,” said Gonzalez, “one
they can use to help finance their travels wherever they go.”
Gonzalez, whose first overseas role was teaching English
in Tunisia, takes pride in her profession.
“We perform a valuable learning experience for students
throughout the world,” she said, reflecting on her decision
years ago to forego a PhD program in Middle Eastern history
at UCLA and return to her native San Diego.
“I got my graduate degree in linguistics instead,” she
said, “and I’ve been employed ever since—doing what I love
to do.” n
“Our students
educate us as
much as we
educate them.”
The Path
to Pharmatek
Goes Through
the Classroom
“Ideally, we wanted to hire
the best chemistry gradudates
who had strong pharmaceutical
development expertise.”
—Tim Scott
By John B.B. Freeman
The growth of Pharmatek as a pharmaceutical
testing and development laboratory neatly
parallels the revelation co-founders Tim Scott
and Jeff Bibbs had a few years after the
company’s founding in 1999.
“Back then, there wasn’t a lot of
development expertise on the West Coast,”
said Scott. “We wanted to change that
by building a world-class formulation and
manufacturing company that San Diego’s
innovative researchers could tap into as
they move their discoveries from the bench
to the clinic.”
At that time, only a handful of San
Diego-based companies were offering contract
testing and development services. Now, more
than three hundred such firms are based in
Southern California alone. With privately-held
Pharmatek at the forefront, San Diego ranks
as a prime biotech/pharma region.
Located within a 68,000 square-foot Mira
Mesa industrial complex—Pharmatek provides
early-phrase drug testing and manufacturing
for more than 150 global clients. The firm
conducts preclinical, formulation, and
good manufacturing practice (GMP)
manufacturing support.
“We knew our success would be based
largely on the talented people who supply
the skills and knowledge necessary for
development services,” said Scott, a UC
San Diego graduate (’87) in biochemistry
who later earned a law degree at the
University of San Diego School of Law.
“Ideally, we wanted to hire the best chemistry
graduates who had strong pharmaceutical
development expertise.”
However, with the majority of drug
development expertise located on the East
Coast, San Diego was then considered a
discovery region. “The applicants we got
were smart and talented, but they didn’t
have the skill sets we needed,” he said.
“The hiring pool simply didn’t exist.”
Their solution: Develop an internship
program with UC San Diego’s Biological
Sciences Department to groom promising
undergraduate chemistry majors interested
in pharmaceutical development. Then give
them requisite training, skills, knowledge, and
hands-on experience in analytical
chemistry and formulation development
they needed to succeed.
Now in its twelfth year, Phamatek’s
training program has evolved into a thriving,
for-credit internship and master’s program.
Of Pharmatek’s 125 current employees,
fully thirty hail from UC San Diego, along
with eighteen interns who are UC San Diego
biosciences undergrads or graduate students. In
addition, part-time and full-time employees alike
are encouraged to take Extension biosciences
courses and pursue master’s-level certificates
to further their knowledge and skills.
“What started out as a necessity for us
has developed into a formalized partnership,”
said Scott. “Jeff and I know that it takes fully
three years for us to start benefitting from an
intern that enters our program. We have to be
really committed to employee development to
make it work.”
And it has worked.
“It’s been rewarding to watch the
company grow on its own steam,” said Scott,
“a steam we generated here in San Diego.” n
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By Monica Doyle
Almost two-thirds
of American
seniors living with
Alzheimer's are
Still Alice, a 2014 movie featuring Julianne
Moore as a linguistics professor who begins to
forget her words, brings Alzheimer's disease (AD)
to the mainstream. Moore’s character is designed
to showcase the democracy of AD and its cruel
effect on the mind. Neither her intelligence nor
career accomplishments were protection from the
withering effects of the disease on her memory
and sense of self.
It’s a timely and personal drama for those
who are caring for someone with this debilitating
disease. Today in America, more than 5 million
people have AD and every 67 seconds someone
new is diagnosed. Given the devastating outcomes,
UC San Diego has invested enormous intellectual
effort into research and clinical trials, and become
known as a global hub for AD science.
Treatment has always been a primary goal
of Alzheimer's research, but in more recent
years, prevention therapies appear possible.
Early stage of AD is known as “prodromal AD”
and patients typically do not exhibit any telltale
signs of the disease. According to Michael Rafii,
MD, PhD, director of UC San Diego’s Health
System’s Memory Disorders Clinic, “We recognize
prodromal AD as a condition where we may be
able to intervene and possibly prevent it from
progressing to full-blown AD.”
Major advances in both Alzheimer's
biomarker identification methods and positron
emission tomography (PET) scans which
accurately measure amyloid deposits in the
brain causing neural degeneration, help support
prevention efforts. These techniques make it
possible to project who’s at risk long in advance
of symptom manifestation. It is in this space that
new treatments are being developed and tested.
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An antibody-based drug that attacks betaamyloid plaques is being tested on animals while
reseveratrol (a compound found in red grapes)
is being evaluated for its beneficial effects.
Another promising protocol slated for clinical
trial is an anti-amyloid treatment called A4.
This experimental drug, called Solanezumab, is
expected to clear amyloid protein out of the brain
before it causes damage. The Alzheimer's Disease
Cooperative Study (ADCS) at UC San Diego is
coordinating the extensive three-year trial which
offers great hope for an AD prevention treatment.
Lawrence Goldstein, PhD, director of the UC
San Diego Stem Cell Program at the School of
Medicine, developed in-vitro models of Alzheimer's,
allowing scientists the ability to work directly on the
biology of AD without risk to human subjects. At
UC San Diego’s Center for Neural Repair, Phase II
clinical trials are using gene therapy to stimulate
neural function, preventing cell degeneration and
death, the toxic symptoms of AD.
Dr. William Mobley, MD, PhD and Department
Chair for Neurosciences at UC San Diego, urges
preventative care via a healthy lifestyle. Good
"brain health," he says, includes staying physically
active, exercising, eating well, staying socially
active, and helping others. On the future of AD
and possible treatments Dr. Mobley remains
cautiously optimistic. “We need to focus squarely
on the size of the epidemic that’s headed our way.
By 2050, we predict that 115 million people in the
world will have Alzheimer’s. Right now, we need
to recognize the scope of the problem. We also
need to have greater hope that, through scientific
research, this will work out.”
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UC San Diego Extension offers an array of resources to inspire young and growing minds. Programs are offered throughout the year for K–16
students and are specially designed so students can build a solid foundation for future academic pursuits, transitioning to the workforce, and
appreciating the value of lifelong learning.
NEW! UC San Diego Lower Division Transfer Credit Courses
High-achieving high school students and those preparing to enter college will now be
able to get lower division transfer credit through select Extension courses. Students
can take transfer credit in mathematics, biology, social sciences, environmental
science, and engineering. For more information, on transfer credit courses, contact us
Academic Connections (Grades 9–12)
Students will have the opportunity to take a three-week summer residential pre-college
program, allowing them to experience college life and access classrooms and research
faculty labs on campus—either through the Research Scholar or the Research Studies
component of Academic Connections in San Diego (July 12–August 1).
Academic Connections—Global Environmental and Sustainability Program
(Grades 9–12)
For Academic Connections, students can also choose a Global Environmental Leadership
and Sustainability Program option. They will be able to study the diverse ecosystems and
climate zones in each area, participate in hands-on research, and learn about The Social
Change Model of Leadership.
• Biosphere 2, Arizona (June 21–28)
• UC San Diego and Washington D.C. (July 5–19)
• Los Alamos National Labs, New Mexico (July 22–29)
• University of Hawai’i, Hilo, Hawai’i (August 2–10)
Test Prep for High School
& Undergraduate Students
(High School Graduates+)
We provide year round opportunities for students
to prepare for the ACT®, SAT®, GMAT®, GRE®,
LSAT®, and MCAT®. Our Test Prep sessions
provide the highest quality training without the
high cost. They are available at UCSD and can also
be customized and delivered onsite for your school
or organization.
Summer STEAM Education
(Grades 5–12)
UCSD Extension leads the way in integrating the
Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Math [STEM]. Students are able to explore an
academic interest in-depth, investigate a subject
they are curious about, as well as gain valuable
preparation for an increasingly competitive college
admission process.
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Center for
Life/Work Strategies
Take Your Next Step with the Life/
Work Center
UC San Diego Extension’s Center forLife/Work
Strategies is committed to providing resources
for people focused on achieving career success
and job satisfaction. We have the tools you
need to take control of your future and attain
a rewarding life. Whether you are embarking
on your career path, seeking advancement,
considering a career change, or in transition,
the Center’s offerings can help you achieve
your career goals faster. When you align your
strengths, skills and passions with your career
path and goals, you become more successful,
engaged and fulfilled.
To get started:
1. Take a free online career assessment
2. Attend a free career clinic
3. Attend a free Career Strategy Session
4. Join a career workshop
5. O
r, email the Center for help at
[email protected]
Career Workshops & Events:
For details, visit extension.ucsd.edu/careers.
Is Your Career On Track? Take the Center’s
free online assessments to help you to:
• Gauge your satisfaction with your current profession
• One-on-One Career Coaching
(by appointment)
•Quarterly Career Clinics
• Resume Review: Personalized
and On Demand
Choose a clinic based
on your life and career stage:
• Story Telling for an Interview or
• Early Career Professionals
• Develop your brand
• Build and leverage your network
• Career Week
• In Transition/Unemployed
• Explore new possibilities to help fulfill your life
and/or career goals
• Emotional Intelligence
Assessment and Coaching
• Encore Generation (Boomers)
• Decide on next steps in your career
• Career Strategy Sessions (free)
Topics may include negotiations,
emotional intelligence, starting a
business and more
Skills Transition
The free assessments and registration details are available online
at extension.ucsd.edu/careers
• Mid-Career Professionals
Information email [email protected] | extension.ucsd.edu/careers
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Campus & Degree Programs
UCSD has always been an innovator and
leader in higher education. Now we’re
paving the way to your successful bridge into
the modern workplace. Undergraduates now
have the ability to jumpstart their transition
into the workplace with LAUNCH—an
offering designed by UCSD Extension.
The LAUNCH program enables ambitious
students to earn a certificate in their field of
choice, while networking with instructors and
students of like interests.
Active undergraduates as of Fall 2011,
juniors and seniors have the opportunity to
receive grant money to cover most course
fees* for most specialized and professional
certificates that Extension has to offer.
• College Counseling
• Data Mining
• Human Resources Management
• Paralegal Studies
• Project Management
Each LAUNCH student works with a coach
who assists them in developing skills which
will make the difference in landing that allimportant first job after graduation.
LAUNCH students are encouraged to
participate in a variety of supplemental
opportunities including workshops, panel
discussions, identifying career goals,
networking and salary negotiation.
Visit our website for the online application.
For more information, call
(858) 822-1460, email [email protected],
or visit extension.ucsd.edu/launch
*Restrictions may apply.
Opening the door to one of the world’s
top research universities, Concurrent
Enrollment permits individuals to experience
undergraduate and graduate courses at
UC San Diego. Concurrent Enrollment is
administered through UCSD Extension
in collaboration with UCSD’s academic
departments. Admittance is subject to faculty
and department approval and is designed for
• completing degree requirements from
another college or university
• preparing for graduate or p­ rofessional
• seeking professional d­ evelopment
• returning to school after a break in study
• committed to life-long learning
FALL 2015
Classes begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 24
Last day to enroll without a $50
late fee/last day to drop and
receive a refund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 9
Final day for Anthropology, Bioengineering,
Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, CSE,
Economics, FPMU, Chemical Engineering, ECE
Undergrad Economics, FPMU, History, IRPS,
International Studies, Mathematics, MAE,
Nanoengineering, Physics, Political Science,
Psycology, Rady Undergrad, SIO Graduate,
Structural Engineering, Theatre (Undergrad),
and Visual Arts students to enroll final day
for other departments to enroll with a
late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 16
Final day to change grading option,
change credit option or drop without
a “W” appearing on transcript . . . . . Oct 23
May 18-22, 2015
Full-time UC San Diego students
can receive a $400 voucher toward
extension classes.
Call (858) 534-3400 or visit our website:
email [email protected]
See page 248.
Bringing together the most advanced
knowledge and presentation formats,
the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)
is a fully accredited, graduate degree for
professionals, conferred by UC San Diego.
Under a statewide UC project, the MAS
degree credential was introduced to expand
career potential and bring academic rigor to
professionals in various fields.
UC San Diego Master of Advanced Studies
Degrees currently offered:
• Clinical Research (clre.ucsd.edu)
• Health Policy and Law
Master of Advanced Studies Degree in
Health Policy and Law, jointly conferred
by UCSD and California Western School
of Law (hlaw.ucsd.edu)
• The Leadership of Healthcare
Organizations (lhco.ucsd.edu)
See Next Page →
Final day to drop classes without
penalty of “F” grade. “W” will appear
on transcript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 25
Email: [email protected]
To view courses offered, click on Schedule
of Classes at tritonlink.ucsd.edu
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UC San Diego Master’s Degrees
(858) 534-9158
San Diego has become one of the most
advanced centers in the world for biotechnology
and clinical research. Individuals who are able to
conduct credible patient-based research within
stringent ethical and regulatory guidelines are
needed as the field continues to grow.
What are UC San Diego Master’s Degrees?
The following UC San Diego Master’s Degrees, also known as Master of Advanced Studies
(MAS) programs —are fully accredited, graduate degrees for professionals, conferred by the
University of California, San Diego and administered through Extension. Under a statewide
project of the University of California, the MAS degree credential was introduced in January,
2001. Self-funded MAS degree programs are typically tailored to the lifestyle and level of
experience of mid-career professionals and may be taken on a full or part-time basis.
Are there admission requirements?
Yes, like any other graduate program, there are specific admission requirements for each
degree program. This may be a combination of a related undergraduate degree, specified
minimum GPA, relevant working experience, resume, letters of recommendation, and a
statement of purpose with the application. See individual program websites for details.
Do I need to take the GRE/GMAT?
This program links the academic and
professional scientific communities, and
facilitates interaction among program
participants and experienced investigators.
The curriculum for the program:
• Provides supplemental graduate level
training in leading edge methodology and
protocols for conducting patient-oriented
research for scientists, researchers, and
healthcare professionals
• Integrates didactic information with timely
practical training in study development
and methodology
• Gives students the knowledge and skills
to translate biomedical research into novel
therapeutics that lead to improved patient
No, the GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to these programs.
Who should apply?
Who are the faculty?
• Biomedical scientists employed in hospitals
and pharmaceutical and biomedical firms
Courses are taught be renowned faculty from the UCSD School of Medicine, California
Western School of Law, and leaders in healthcare, business, and law. See individual program
websites for details.
Is there financial aid?
• Nurses with advanced training
Students may secure funding opportunities through a number of outside agencies, both government and non-government organizations and foundations. Commercial bank loans are
available for students. There are some merit scholarship opportunities and Veteran students
could also apply their educational benefits. See individual program websites for details.
• Others with graduate training in scientific
or healthcare fields
What are some of the features of the programs?
A flexible, evening course schedule designed to meet the needs of working professionals.
Innovative and relevant curriculum. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor, and the
option of also having an industry advisor.
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• Post-graduate allied health professionals
Accepting Applications for Winter 2016
For more information visit clre.ucsd.edu
or email [email protected]
UC San Diego Master’s Degree Programs
(858) 534-9158
Health Policy and Law is a joint degree from
UCSD and California Western School of
Law. It bridges the differences between the
practice of healthcare and the practice of law
to establish a common understanding of the
principles guiding each profession. The program
is for experienced professionals who want to
influence the development of public policy and
law. It equips students with advanced, timely
skills and understanding of the best scientific,
ethical, regulatory, and management practices
of concern to both professions, with a goal of
establishing mutually compatible solutions in
policy and practice.
Through the program curriculum students
develop competencies in:
• The foundational principles and thought
processes of legal and medical practice
• Frameworks for applying policy to health
systems globally
• Bioethical reasoning
• Policy research and development
Who should apply?
• Practicing attorneys and paralegals certified by
the ABA
• Physicians nurses, and other licensed clinical
• Healthcare administrators and other affiliated
• Biomedical and bio-technical scientists
• Senior staff with insurance, pharmaceutical,
regulatory or other healthcare-related firms
• Public health and government officials and staff
Accepting Applications for Fall 2016
We now offer a Global Health Policy Certificate. It
consists of 5 classes (10 units). Some of the classes
may be counted towards the Master’s in Health
Policy and Law degree program.
For more information visit hlaw.ucsd.edu
or email [email protected]
(858) 534-9158
The Leadership of Healthcare Organizations
is a dynamic interdisciplinary program that
provides health industry professionals with
critical knowledge and skills to be effective
managers and leaders in today’s complex
healthcare environment. The curriculum
integrates a focus on critical healthcare
issues with core business knowledge in
finance, law, technology, and leadership, with
an emphasis on clinical process improvement.
They obtain their capability by
developing (1) personal curiosity and
passion regarding the healthcare
industry, and (2) professional
competencies in:
The combined elements of a traditional MBA
program with a practical focus on reducing
medical errors and improving patient
outcomes equip the graduate with the
advanced knowledge and skills to manage
the escalating challenges in the healthcare
Who should apply?
Graduates should be capable of:
• Assuming leadership responsibility in a
healthcare organization
• Articulating and addressing complex
(business) challenges facing the healthcare
• Conceiving and implementing productive
changes in healthcare organizations,
especially related to process improvement
and quality of patient care
What did students like best
about the program?
• Personal leadership
• Organizational Leadership
• Framing/explaining industry business
• Nursing professionals
• Administrative or clinical managers in the
healthcare field
• Public and allied health professionals
• Senior staff with insurance, pharmaceutical,
or other healthcare-related firms
• Healthcare executives
Accepting Applications for Winter 2016
For more information visit lhco.ucsd.edu
or email [email protected]
“The current, relevant, and
practical courses in the
MAS curriculm”
—Andrei Ramirez (LHCO Grad)
“The diversity of the people in the program: different cultures, and ages even
though all are in healthcare. I liked all the group work and presentations
that we did which was a fantastic learning experience. The program was very
hands on and experiential just like the real world.”
—Cynde Roth (LHCO Grad)
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Customized Corporate Training
Resources for professional training and employee development
Are you building your future leaders?
Are your employee’s technical skills up to date?
Are you equipping supervisors and managers for success?
Strengthen, engage and inspire your people
People are the key to business success. Results come from individuals, equipped with the
right skills, energized to do the right activities at the right time. Whether your organization
is small or large, on-site classes offer a cost-effective way to deliver specialized t­ raining
tailored to your organization and your people.
Power up your workforce for maximum performance
• Customization – you choose the time, location and topic.
• Integrated curriculum – align training programs with your strategic initiatives.
• High-performing teams – employees learn new skills, develop a common language,
and build confidence.
• Real-world knowledge – access cutting edge tools and techniques through highly
experienced instructors who are practitioners in their fields.
• UCSD credit – employees earn continuing education units (CEUs) that can lead to a
professional certificate or be used for maintaining credentials or licenses.
Online and hybrid courses
Coursework can be customized for the Web for online delivery to both local and remote
employees. Hybrid classes, containing both online and classroom instruction, are also
In a scientific/technical
environment where you
are managing very
bright people, the
interpersonal skill building
of the Manager’s Toolkit
is key. We brought
together a diverse team
of individuals who learned
how to work together and
how to bring out the best
in their direct reports.
Tapping complementary
strengths really is a sum
greater than its parts!
—Jennifer Auth
Sr. Human Resources Manager
Sequenom, Inc.
Experienced instructors
All courses are taught by practitioners who are experts in their fields. They put theory into
practice using case studies, hands-on work experiments, and special guest l­ecturers.
Outstanding customer care
We will handle the administration of your staff training from beginning to end. Our goal is
to develop a one-on-one relationship based on clear communication and superior service.
Five simple steps
1. Schedule a needs assessment by calling (858) 534-9150.
2. Identify potential training solutions.
3. Meet with instructor to review content.
4. Deliver course at your location.
5. Evaluate course results.
administration of your training from beginning to end
Let us handle the
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Bring UC San Diego Excellence
to Your Workplace
What is the minimum number of
A No minimum is required, but 15 is
optimum for cost effectiveness.
Q When and where can classes be
A Classes may be offered at any time
and any location that is convenient
to your organization.
Q Do you offer training facilities?
A Yes. If you need space, instruction
may be offered at our University City location.
Q Who are the instructors?
A UCSD Extension instructors
Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Interest-Based Negotiation
Presentation Skills
360° Assessment Program
Manager’s Toolkit
Project Manager’s Toolkit
Clear Credential Programs
College Counseling
Science Institute
Good Laboratory Practices
Intro to Biotech Manufacturing Process
Biotech: A Look Inside the Building Blocks
of Life
represent San Diego’s most talented
and prepared educators. They have
frontline experience in the fields
they teach and are often published
experts in their field.
Q Can classes be customized for
the Web?
Yes. Coursework can be delivered
online and even discussed in webbased classrooms.
Systems Thinking
Six Sigma
Systems Engineering
Cal/OSHA Courses
OSHA Courses
Q Will employees earn continuing
A Yes. If approved, coursework may
Business Writing
Oral Presentation
Pronunciation & Fluency
Core Writing Skills
Technical Communication
Travel Study
Healthcare Leadership Program
Data Mining
.NET Programming
Strategic Role of IT in Business
Intellectual Property
Professional Ethics
Sexual Harassment
For more information or to schedule
a consultation, visit
or contact:
education units?
also be applied to clear credentials
or to gain entrance into another
academic institution.
How do I enroll?
you will first need to contact one of
our specialists.
A To bring UCSD to your workplace,
Locke Epsten
(858) 534-9150
Chad Baldwin
(858) 534-7418
[email protected]
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Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute
Osher–Enrichment through Lifelong Learning
Osher Members Enjoy:
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute invites
all who are 50 years of age or older to
renew their enthusiasm for learning in a
relaxed environment. Designed and run by its
members, Osher offers a stimulating program
of classes, seminars, lectures and discussion
groups, entirely free of the pressures of grades
and exams.
• Daytime class hours 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
• No prerequisites, grades, or tests
• Benefit of auditing most UCSD classes
• Free use of the UC San Diego libraries
• Activities, trips, and social opportunities
Classes are taught by distinguished faculty,
scholars, and community and national leaders
in an array of subjects: history, art, science,
literature, economics, politics, medicine, and
many more. Live drama, music, and movies
add to the choices. Osher members choose
their own level of participation; there are
no requirements.
Visit our website for
more information and to register.
Attend stimulating series of lectures on a topic or theme or single presentations by renowned
UCSD professors and experts in specialized fields. Our Summer courses include:
Osher Summer classes begin July 6, 2015
For details, call (858) 534-3409 | Email [email protected]
9600 N. Torrey Pines Road, Bldg “D”
UC San Diego Extension Campus
Rubinger Center
Office Hours Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To request an Osher catalog call
(858) 534-3409 or email [email protected]
Visit our website at olli.ucsd.edu
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