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Our Mission

Engage, support and foster scientific discovery and implementation within the San Diego community to predict, prevent and mitigate local, national, global and emerging infectious threats.

About the PREPARE Institute

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Our Team

Together, we leverage collective knowledge and innovation to reduce the impact of pandemics. PREPARE Institute faculty are experts in surveillance, proactive therapeutics and vaccine research, health behaviors and public policy.


Meet the team

What we do

Core facilities within the PREPARE Institute provide expertise, resources, services and coordination with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration.

Our services

NIH Awards UC San Diego $33 Million for Five COVID-19 Diagnostic Projects

Efforts range from managing a large data center to expanding testing in disadvantaged communities.

Read more about UC San Diego's projects

Return to Learn Program

The goal of UC San Diego's Return to Learn initiative is to return to in-person teaching, research and service in the safest way possible. Return to Learn has served as a best practice model for other institutions and school systems regionally and nationally.

Read more about Return to Learn