Wertheim School of Public Health Dean's Excellence Fund
Public health has been a part of UC San Diego’s DNA since 1966, through its School of Medicine. Last year to further our commitment to this vital field, the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science (HWSPH) was established with a $25 million lead gift from the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation, with an emphasis on research and education designed to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health through organized community efforts. This fall, HWSPH commenced its first year with over 80 primary salaried faculty, 25 secondary faculty, and 200+ personnel. The School includes activities from 5 public health disciplines, 4 research centers of excellence, and houses 5 recharge cores providing services to UC San Diego and external customers. It provides students with a leading-edge curriculum that addresses 21st century public health issues, with access to UC San Diego Health, the region's only academic health system and a living laboratory to study population health, care inequalities and the development of efficient preventive health strategies.
A gift to the Wertheim School of Public Health Dean's Excellence Fund provides unrestricted support for the highest priorities and greatest needs of the School of Public Health as it adapts to the current pandemic and addresses community public health needs arising from COVID-19.