A New Focus on Health – The Airborne Institute

Announced today via UC San Diego — “With the goal of benefiting global human health, Vitalik Buterin directs gift to research on aerosols, establishing the UC San Diego Meta-Institute for Airborne Disease in a Changing Climate.”

“The institute will be housed in the UC San Diego School of Biological Sciences, with researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the School of Physical Sciences leading the effort. Co-directors for the institute are Kim Prather, Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry and Distinguished Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego and Rommie Amaro, Distinguished Professor of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, section chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and co-director of the Visible Molecular Cell Consortium at UC San Diego. Prather is also the founding director of the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE), which is focused on improving our understanding of how aerosol particles impact the environment, air quality and climate.”

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