UC San Diego Health signs multi-year affiliation deal with La Jolla Institute

UC San Diego Health signs multi-year affiliation deal with La Jolla Institute

UC San Diego Health has signed a multi-year affiliation deal with La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LJI) to boost fundamental research of diseases of the immune system and find new clinical treatments and therapies.

The two institutions have long been collaborating with each other on various projects, and the latest agreement just deepens their existing collaborative relationships. The University of California and San Diego School of Medicine are also part of the deal.

Dr. David Brenner, the vice chancellor of UC San Diego Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, said the deal would allow them to freely share resources, talents and ideas.

Commenting on the deal, Brenner said, "Great things happen when good people work closely and well together with as few barriers as possible . With LJI and UC San Diego faculty able to more freely share not just resources, but talents and ideas, we achieve things that might otherwise take far, far longer."

Dr. Mitchell Kronenberg, the president LJI, said the deal would allow them to work more closely with UC San Diego Health scientists to do the research and find cures for the diseases of immune system.

Under the terms of the agreement, resources and findings of research will be shared, and faculty appointments in immunology, pharmacology and medicine will be made jointly by the two institutions. The chief of UC San Diego Health and UC San Diego School of Medicine's dean will join the LJI board of directors as an ex-officio member and LJI Scientific Advisory Board, respectively.

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