University of California, San Diego is situated in one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in North America—in La Jolla overlooking the Pacific Ocean. UC San Diego is making waves throughout Southern California—the rest of the Golden State and nationwide. It has been a significant contributor to San Diego’s status as a life science hub.

Nearly six decades of public and private investment have created a world-renowned university with more than $5 billion in annual revenues and $1.2 billion in annual sponsored research. Recently an economic impact report produced by Tripp Umbach, a leading consultancy for higher education institutions, reported that UC San Diego contributes an estimated $16.5 billion in annual economic impact in California—more than the entire annual revenue of the State of Arizona.

Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health opened its doors in November 2016 after nearly a decade of planning and construction.

Overnight, the facility—509,500 square feet, 10 stories, and 245 beds—was active with people caring for those requiring hospitalization. This advanced medical center has become a destination for those seeking care in our region and beyond. Medical services include; advanced surgery, cancer care, cardiac rehabilitation, clinical trials, birthing options and more.

UC San Diego Health is the region’s only academic health system and includes both the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Since the university’s last economic impact report, outpatient visits have nearly doubled from 476,000 to more than 834,000, an increase of 75 percent. More than 7,000 patients receive treatment through clinical trials. In addition, UC San Diego Health supports more than $423.7 million in low or no-cost health care programs or services to underserved populations in the community—including $77 million in direct charitable care provided at UC San Diego Health hospitals.

The San Diego region has become a model for innovation and entrepreneurship, and that’s largely attributable to UC San Diego; the many aligned research and development institutions on the Torrey Pines Mesa. We’re building a “Robot Valley” here in San Diego. When UC San Diego launched the Contextual Robotics Institute five years ago, a high-level goal was to encourage the growth and development of a robotics cluster here in our region. The goal is being achieved, as evidenced by the Contextual Robotics Institute annual forum held each year in November on campus.

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