La Jolla News Nuggets: Donations for Cancer Essay and the Shiley Eye Institute; price of integrative health; Following

Curebound donates $ 476,000 for cancer immunotherapy trial in La Jolla

Curebound, a San Diego-based organization that combines Padres Pedal the Cause and the Immunotherapy Foundation in a quest to end cancer, announced a donation of more than $ 476,000 to UC San Diego and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, thus completing a commitment to a cancer immunotherapy trial initiated by UCSD, LJI and the Immunotherapy Foundation.

The trial studies a form of personalized cancer immunotherapy that has been in development for decades, but is now able to accurately produce individualized treatments due to recent advances in technology. Curebound’s donation will ensure the trial is completed, officials said.

UCSD Receives $ 10 Million Grant to Expand Shiley Eye Institute

Philanthropist Darlene Shiley donated $ 10 million to expand clinical space at Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla, marking the centre’s 30th anniversary.

The expansion aims to increase patient care capacity and expand research infrastructure.

Shiley – along with her husband, Donald, who died in 2010 – is a longtime supporter of UC San Diego through efforts such as the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, named in part to honor Darlene’s mother, Dee Marcos.

The initial $ 8 million Donald P. and Darlene V. Shiley Eye Center opened in 1991 under the direction of Dr. Stuart Brown.

Over the years, the Shiley family has donated over $ 10 million for various clinical upgrades, equipment, research and leadership chair funding. Today, the Shiley Eye Institute covers more than 91,000 square feet and includes the Anne F. and Abraham Ratner Children’s Eye Center, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Retina Center and the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, as well as the future Viterbi Vision Research Center.

La Jolla Academy awards prizes for integrative health research

The La Jolla-based Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine has announced the winners of its annual awards for best integrative health research of the year.

Of the three honored professionals and three students, a third place was awarded to Michelle Sexton, Assistant Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at UC San Diego, for her research on “Transcriptional Changes in Patients with Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Study pilot ”.

Submissions were received on a wide variety of topics including naturopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, holistic nursing, body-mind research, acupuncture, mind and spirit, public health, and policy. related to integrative health and medicine.

SBP names its 10 best research stories of 2021

As COVID-19 continued to dominate health-related headlines in 2021, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys in La Jolla were making inroads in various areas. On December 30, SBP published a list of its top 10 research-related articles.

No. 1 was “COVID-19: Scientists Identify Human Genes That Fight Infection», Which details a research team that was able to identify specific human genes that control viral infection.

Here is the rest of the top 10:

Historical Society 2022 Jewel Awards open for nominations

La Jolla Historical Society’s Landmark Group is seeking nominations for the 2022 Jewel Awards until Friday, January 14.

Homeowners, architects, builders, historians and members of the public are invited to submit nominations for recently rehabilitated or restored homes or other buildings that preserve the character and charm of La Jolla.

The Jewel Award for Rehabilitation rewards owners whose repairs, modifications or additions to a property adapt it to contemporary use while preserving its historical, cultural or architectural character.

The Jewel Award for Restoration recognizes owners whose updates to a property include preserving or returning to its original architectural form and character, often reflecting a particular period in La Jolla’s history.

The Landmark Group is made up of owners of historically designated homes in La Jolla.

To nominate a property for a Jewel Award 2022, email Meredith Baratz at [email protected]. Alternatively, nomination forms, as well as more information and previous winners, can be found under the ‘Historic La Jolla’ tab at

This year’s winners will be announced in March.

Force in the City arrives at Scripps Park

Strength in the City – an event featuring fitness classes, wellness vendors, and live shows – arrives at Scripps Park in La Jolla from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 16.

Although Strength in the City took place in the parks of San Diego, the 2022 edition will be the first at Scripps Park. Part of the park will be closed for paid events, but organizers have said stages will be no more than 2 feet high and fences will be around 4 feet high.

Another part with vendor stands and activities for children will be open to the public.

The event garnered support last year from the La Jolla Parks & Beaches group and the La Jolla Village Merchants Association.

For tickets and more information visit

Lifeguard trials scheduled for February

Interested in becoming a lifeguard? The San Diego Fire Department will host trials Feb. 24-26 at Ventura Cove in Mission Bay. Trials should be scheduled two weeks in advance.

Bay and ocean lifeguards perform rescues, administer first aid, warn swimmers of unsafe water conditions, enforce beach regulations and orders, clean and maintain life-saving equipment, operate lifeboats and emergency vehicles, brief the public, keep records, write reports and perform other assigned duties.

Pay starts at $ 17.75 an hour. To be interviewed, applicants must be able to swim 500 meters in 10 minutes.

For more information call (619) 221-8844 or visit

– Compiled by the staff of La Jolla Light ??

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