Big Ideas at UC Davis

Big Ideas are forward-thinking, interdisciplinary programs and projects that will build upon the strengths of UC Davis to positively impact the world for generations to come. UC Davis seeks to partner with passionate donors to help shape the future with these transformative projects. 

UC Davis will launch its second cycle of Big Ideas with an opportunity for news ideas to come forth and be part of the campaign. Details will be announced in fall 2018.

Carbon

Carbon Neutrality Leadership Initiative | College of Engineering

Champion: Kurt Kornbluth

Team: Cameron Carter, Paul Dodd, Benjamin Finklor, Camille Kirk, Joshua Morejohn, Steve Wiryadinata

Program for International Energy Technologies Website | Donate

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Pain

Center for Advancing Pain Relief | UC Davis Health 


Champion: Scott Fishman
Team:  Ian Koebner, Gagan Mahajan,
Samir Sheth

Center for Advancing Pain Relief Website | Donate


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CPM

Center for Precision Medicine | UC Davis Health


Champion: Frederick J. Meyers
Team: Anuurad Erdembileg, Christopher Wang

Precision Medicine Website | Donate


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VPR

Center for Violence Prevention Research | UC Davis Health


Champion: Garen Wintemute
Team: Magdalena Cerda, Hannah Laqueur, Pamela Keach

Violence Prevention Research Program Website | Donate


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ac

Consortium for Innovation in Autism, Community and Technology | UC Davis Health


Champion: 
Leonard Abbeduto

MIND Institute Website | Donate

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Chemistry

Chemistry Discovery Complex | College of Letters and Science


Champion: 
Jacquelyn Gervay Hague

Chemistry Discovery Website

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education

Global Education for All at UC Davis | Global Affairs


Champion: Joanna Regulska
Team: Ermias Kebreab, Jim Rix, Jennifer Wong Wade, Zachary Frieders, Karen Beardsley, Fadi Fathallah

Global Education for All Website | Donate

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DigitalWorld

Healthy Aging in a Digital World Initiative | UC Davis Health


Champion: Heather Young and Thomas Nesbitt
Team: Jana Katz-Bell, Katherine Kim

Family Caregiving Institute Website | Donate

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BrainAging

Healthy Brain Aging Initiative: Brain Health Across the Lifespan | UC Davis Health and College of Biological Sciences


Champions: Charles DeCarli and Kimberley McAllister

Center for Neuroscience Website | Donate

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HuamnRights

Institute for Global Human Rights | College of Letters and Science and School of Law


Champion: Keith Watenpaugh and Leticia Saucedo

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smarfarm

SmartFarm at UC Davis | College of Ag. & Environmental Sciences


Champion: David C. Slaughter
Team: Anita Oberbauer, David Block, Bryan Jenkins, Edwin Lewis, Maja Makagon, Joseph DiTomasso, Cassandra Tucker, Jill Brigham

SmartFarm Website | Donate

Farm Forward presentation by David Slaughter, Phd

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vet

Veterinary Medical Center | School of Veterinary Medicine


Champion: 
Michael Lairmore
Team: John Pascoe, Michael Kent, Eric Wisner, Bret McNabb, Larry Galuppo, Munashe Chigerwe, Janes Sykes, Carrie Finno

Veterinary Medical Center Website | Donate

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wwi

World Water Initiative | College of Engineering


Champion: Jay Lund and Nicholas Pinter
Team: Katrina Jessoe, Andrew Rypel, Dan Sumner, Rick Frank, John Eadie, Thomas Harter, Jan Hopmans, Marion Jenkins, Peter Moyle, Graham Fogg

World Water Initiative Website | Donate

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