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Philanthropy inspires, transforms, energizes and advances the work of UC Davis Health faculty, students, residents and nurses. The health system is grateful to its donors for supporting new research projects, medical student scholarships, faculty endowments, enhanced facilities, innovative patient care, and many other programs and services that advance health in the local community and around the globe. Donors can support any of the current priority initiatives below, or contact Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations staff to find an area that matches personal needs and interests.

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What are Big Ideas? UC Davis’ Big Ideas are forward-thinking, interdisciplinary programs and projects that will build upon the strengths of the university to positively impact the world for generations to come. At UC Davis our researchers, scientists, clinicians and others are working on innovative and ambitious initiatives in sustainability, food, water, global education, animal and human health, and more.

UC Davis seeks to partner with passionate donors to help impact the future with these transformative projects. Every gift in support of one or more of the Big Ideas has the potential to shape the future of UC Davis and lead to discoveries that will solve both California’s and the world’s most pressing problems.