Ways to Support the Institute

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Dr. Maryam Ahmadian Memorial Endowment

Illnesses such as diabetes and obesity can often be linked to metabolic disorders; they also represent some of our world’s most pressing medical challenges. A comprehensive understanding of metabolic health is crucial to the treatment and prevention of numerous chronic diseases. 

At UC San Diego, our team of physician-scientists seeks to develop this understanding and redefine the way we treat, manage and prevent diabetes and metabolic disease.

Philanthropic support is a key component to the advancement of these efforts. The most common ways of giving are gifts of cash, securities or personal property. Outright gifts offer the distinct advantage of being immediately available to assist the Institute and our programs. 

These gifts will help support our priorities such as providing top tier education, innovative research and the highest quality clinical care, just to name a few.

Opportunities for Your Partnership

Institute for Diabetes and Metabolic Health Fund

Help our Institute’s Director, Dr. Alan Saltiel, address the highest priorities in research, education, and patient care.

Institute for Diabetes and Metabolic Health Discovery Fund

Help the Institute advance cutting-edge research and collaboration across campus and beyond to foster discovery and develop cures for the future.

Training Our Next Generation of Skilled Physician-Scientists

Enrich the education and training of tomorrow’s leaders in the fields of diabetes and metabolic medicine.

Clinical Care

Help us continue to build upon the extraordinary care and experience our dedicated physicians and staff provide for all our patients and their loved ones.

Center Support

You can always allocate your gift to a specific center within the Institute by clicking its link below and viewing its custom support page.


Major Gift and Naming Opportunities

For major gift and naming opportunities, contact:

Jesse Rodriguez
Executive Director of Development
UC San Diego Office of Advancement – Health Sciences
Mail Code 0937
Telephone 858-822-2356
Email: jjr028@ucsd.edu