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In 2022, businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $150 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Institute at UC San Diego. This gift combines current infrastructure with new Centers intended to leverage the advantages of space-based science, including expansion and, in some ways, quite literally launch stem cell research and regenerative medicine at UC San Diego into new spaces, endeavors, and training of future stem cell scientists.
Sanford Stem Cell Institute provides essential physical and human resources needed to leverage stem cell research currently being conducted at UC San Diego. Due to the complexity of regenerative medicine projects and substantial institutional investment, daily Sanford Stem Cell Institute personnel work with all 9 Vice Chancellor areas: Academic Affairs; Research Affairs; Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion; Student Affairs; Marine Sciences; Health Sciences; Health System; Chief Financial Officer; Advancement; Resource Management and Planning.
As part of UC San Diego, Sanford Stem Cell Institute motivates University-wide change, sustainability, and partnership, focusing on creating the structure under which various innovative regenerative medicine units and initiatives are developed.
The new UC San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Institute builds upon a $100 million gift in 2013 from T. Denny Sanford that established UC San Diego as a leader in developing and delivering the therapeutic promise of human stem cells — special cells with the ability to develop into many different cell types and which, when modified and repurposed, have the potential to treat, remedy or cure a vast array of conditions and diseases.
The new UC San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Institute includes six (6) stem cell Centers led by Center Directors and Deputy Directors.
Sanford Integrated Space Stem Cell Orbital Research (ISSCOR) Center, for stem cell research that will be conducted in a laboratory bay located aboard the International Space Station currently in low-Earth orbit.
Sanford Stem Cell Fitness and Space Medicine Center, which conducts in-depth space fitness and orbital medicine that can benefit both astronauts and people living on Earth.
Sanford Stem Cell Innovation Center, which will support regenerative medicine company development, including contract research in low-Earth orbit.
Sanford Stem Cell Discovery Center, which conducts basic and translational stem cell research.
Sanford Advanced Therapy Center, which provides fundamental tools and services to move basic research findings to next stages, such as early phase trials.
Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, which conducts research to accelerate relevant drug and therapy development in regenerative medicine, including clinical trials.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Clinical Operations oversees and manages the CIRM UC San Diego Alpha Clinic's research operations. The Director of Clinical Operations will also work closely with the Director and Deputy Director of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center as well as the Program Director of the CIRM UC San Diego Alpha Clinic Grant. This position oversees and implements all tasks related to clinical research operations functions, including patient recruitment, clinical trials, program development, regulatory compliance, and financial strategies. The Director of Clinical Operations provides supervision to CIRM UC San Diego Alpha Clinic staff of all levels and disciplines, including project coordination, participating in developing, training, and maintaining processes and procedures.
The CIRM UC San Diego Alpha Clinic is the clinical unit of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, under the umbrella of the Sanford Stem Cell Institute, and specializes in early-phase, first-in-human trials. The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center is devoted to accelerating the translation of all types of stem cell research to safe and effective therapies. It attracts patients, funding agencies and study sponsors to participate in, support, and accelerate novel stem cell clinical trials and ancillary studies for a range of difficult diseases. The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center is a wide-ranging collaboration with unique contributions from UC San Diego Health, the Sanford Consortium for Re
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