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Participating UC San Diego Institutes, Centers and Programs


Resilient Collective

Resilient’s mission is to effectively address pandemic preparedness by focusing on collective resilience. By employing convergent thinking, participatory science, societal platforms, digital integration, holistic teamwork and training models. Resilient promotes dynamic, resilient communities that are prepared to survive forseen and unforseen threats through preemption, mitigation and adaptation.

Directed by PREPARE Institute faculty member, Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, MD, PhD.


UC San Diego Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH)

The first dedicated phage therapy center in North America, bringing innovative research and clinical practice to the field of medicine. Join us on our journey and witness a revolutionary wave of solutions to combat antibiotic resistance.

Directed by PREPARE Institute faculty Steffanie Strathdee, PhD and Robert Schooley, MD

UC San Diego Collaborative to Halt Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes (CHARM) 

CHARM is an interdisciplinary research and educational initiative headquartered at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics. There are 80+ faculty participants across the Health Sciences and General Campuses, representing all major research divisions of the University. Currently CHARM has seed funding for community building activities, educational and research program development, and establishing a network of academic, industry, government, and foundation partners.

CHARM leadership includes PREPARE faculty Victor Nizet, MD, Jack Gilbert, PhD, Rob Knight, PhD, and Steffanie Strathdee, PhD.

The RADx-rad Discoveries and Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

The RADx-rad Discoveries and Data Coordinating Center (DCC) is a partnership of the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) that brings together informatics/data scientists and infectious diseases specialists to facilitate data collection, harmonization, and sharing, as well as to provide standardized viral samples and testing protocols to support RADx-rad awardees. Our goal is to support awardees in the development, evaluation and pathway to approval for novel diagnostics to assure rapid and scalable impact during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

RADx-rad DCC leadership includes PREPARE faculty Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD and Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, MD, PhD.

UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Dissemination and Implementation Science Center (ACTRI DISC)

Dissemination and implementation research intends to bridge the gap between research, practice, and policy by building a knowledge base about how health information, effective interventions, and new clinical practices, guidelines and policies are communicated and integrated for public health and health care service use in specific settings. (NIH PAR-19-274).  In response to the need for increased capacity in D&I research, training and leadership, the UC San Diego DISC was established in 2020 as a center focusing on dissemination and implementation science across UC San Diego Health Sciences. Key activities provided by the UC San Diego ACTRI DISC include training, consultation, technical assistance, and mentoring to advance D&I science with a local, national, and global impact.

ACTRI DISC is co-directed by PREPARE faculty Borsika Rabin, PhD, PharmD, MPH and Nicole Stadnick, PhD, MPH.