University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
June 22, 2000
ACADEMIC SENATE AND INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
KEY ADMINISTRATIVE/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
SUBJECT: Establishment of the Institute of Molecular Medicine
Following consultation with the Academic Senate and campus administrative officials, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Institute of Molecular Medicine, an Organized Research Unit reporting to Interim Vice Chancellor David N. Bailey. Professor Kenneth Chien will serve as its first Director.
The central goal of the Institute, working with collaborators at The Salk Institute, is to expand on the growing vertebrate genomic databases and a variety of genetic based approaches to unravel complex human diseases, including heart and neurological disorders. The Institute will also participate in training a cadre of physician - scientists in the application of advanced molecular, cellular, genetic and bioengineering approaches to identify pathways that control complex in vivo human physiological systems and related diseases. An initial focus will be on cardiovascular diseases, however, it is anticipated that studies of other complex human diseases will be included based upon scientific and clinical opportunities as the Institute becomes fully established. We anticipate that the interactive, interdisciplinary environment that will be created will help us achieve global leadership in the growing field of molecular medicine.
Membership in the Institute is open to all interested faculty members and research scientists/scholars. Professor Chien may be reached at email@example.com, mail code 0613-C, telephone 46835.