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April 2024

RARE Revolution Magazine - Spring edition, Issue 027

Rare Revolution: To bring about a dramatic and wide reaching change in conditions and attitudes for the rare disease community.

The Women in RARE edition highlights the women involved with working on rare diseases. Dr. Cherqui was interviewed about her journey in gene therapy, leading to the culmination of the Gene Therapy Initiative.

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November 2023

UC San Diego Chancellor's Medal Awarded to Geoffrey and Nancy Stack

The University of California San Diego announced the recipients of the 2023 Chancellor's Medal and Lifetime Legacy Award. The recipients have all helped advanced health care and medicine in unique, impactful ways.

Nancy and Geoffrey Stack founded the Cystinosis Research Foundation in 2003. They also helped launch the UC San Diego Gene Therapy Initiative in 2023.

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San Diego Business Journal Women of the Year 2023 Finalists

San Diego Business Journal delivers the market’s most complete package of business news and information on San Diego County’s companies, industries and business people. SDNJ covers commercial real estate, banking and finance, biotech, health care, technology, defense, tourism, manufacturing, professional services and more.

Dr. Stephanie Cherqui was honored as a nominee for Woman of the Year 2023.

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August 2023

UC San Diego Launches Gene Therapy Initiative

UC San Diego launches the Gene Therapy Initiative. The GTI is lead by codirectors Dr. Stephanie Cherqui and Dr. Alysson Muotri. The initiative will bring together key investigators, clinicians, knowledge and resources to foster new discoveries and chart the path forward for progress in gene therapy.

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UCSD launches Gene Therapy Initiative with help of $5 million gift from Stack foundation

A $5 million gift from Nancy and Geoffrey Stack will support the launch of UC San Diego's Gene Therapy Initiative. Nancy and Jeff have supported the research on cystinosis following their daughter's diagnosis. The Stacks hope that their gift will help further the future of gene therapy.

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