San Diego, California - A $6.5 million gift from a grateful patient will create the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology in the department of ophthalmology at the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center.

Hillcrest, California - The University of California, San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest has been named one of  “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a publishing group that conducts hospital and healthcare news and analyses, which described the honorees as “some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation.”

La Jolla, California - SPARK Gala, hosted by University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, will rally the region to help make the future brighter for patients with cancer. Slated for Saturday, April 26 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, the evening will feature a cocktail and wine-tasting reception, dinner and special performance by award-winning R&B singer and actress Heather Headley.

Del Mar, California - Beachgoers should stay out of the water in the area near Powerhouse Park in Del Mar after a sewage spill Friday, the County Department of Environmental Health said.

Point Loma, California - Join the County and local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), NAMI San Diego and NAMI North Coast, to raise awareness about mental illness and to reduce the stigma associated with it.

San Diego, California - Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who suffer from “Gulf War illness” have impaired function of mitochondria – the energy powerhouses of cells.

San Diego, California - Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines and prescription drugs such as Adderall.