Outstanding Public Health & Medical Education
“The cutting edge work of our graduate students and faculty are critical parts of UC San Diego’s success, bringing hard work, ingenuity, creativity and a diversity of life experiences that enrich the campus and its scholarly pursuits,” said Chancellor Pradeep. K. Khosla.
UC San Diego’s School of Medicine, established in 1968, is the youngest among the nation’s top medical schools and has frequently ranked among the top programs. Recently, it placed 18th among 118 research-intensive medical schools by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, 2017 Edition. In addition, UC San Diego Health has been ranked the #1 hospital in the San Diego metropolitan area for six consecutive years.
The Center for Better Beginnings is part of that cutting-edge work. Located in the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology within the Pediatrics Department in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Center provides professional training to medical fellows and pre- and post-doctoral research scholars in the fields of dysmorphology, genetics, epidemiology and teratology. Co-directors Dr. Christina Chambers and Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones are actively involved in a teaching program that includes undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, medical residents and fellows, and postdoctoral students.