Enriching human life and society is one of our key goals at UC San Diego. Every day,
we make progress toward this aspiration. We provide a world-class education to more
than 35,000 next-generation leaders. We conduct collaborative research and create new
technology, therapies and creative works that transform lives. And we deliver the future
of patient care through the power of academic medicine.
We are now reshaping the landscape of healthcare with the recent opening of the state-of-the-art
Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health. The new facility was designed to connect to our other
medical centers and research institutes so we can offer our patients the best access to treatments
fueled by the latest research. Home to three specialty pavilions—focused on advanced surgical
services, cancer, and women and infants—the Jacobs Medical Center marks a significant expansion
of our specialized clinical care capabilities. It also underscores the powerful and positive impacts of
partnerships and philanthropy, as you will read in our cover story. It is because of Joan and Irwin
Jacobs—and the more than 1,000 donors who made gifts in support of this extraordinary endeavor—
that Jacobs Medical Center evolved from vision to reality.
Jacobs Medical Center is a true investment in the future of healthcare and the people who will
benefit from the research and advancements—locally, nationally and globally. We are proud to
create a healthier world, one life at a time.
With kind regards,
Pradeep K. Khosla
LETTER FROM THE CHANCELLOR
“ We provide a world-
class education to
more than 35,000