The University of California San Diego is one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation. UC San Diego is a student-centered, research focused, service-oriented public institution that excels in both traditional scholarly disciplines and fields that cross these disciplines. The university’s award-winning scholars are at the forefront of their fields and possess an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical, creative and technological breakthroughs.
ABCD Study at UC San Diego
UCSD is one of 21 institutions nationwide that will recruit families to participate in the ABCD Study. The UCSD site of the ABCD study is located at the Qualcomm Institute within Atkinson Hall, which extends UC San Diego’s investment in the developing cutting-edge technologies and supporting the combined collaboration of institutional innovations. ABCD–UCSD enrolled over 700 children from local schools in 2016-2018. We are following these young research participants through their adolescent years to understand the influence of health and risk factors on child and adolescent brain development, when a great deal of growth and change occurs. The MRI portion of this study takes place within walking distance, at the Keck Center for Functional MRI or the Altman Clinical & Translational Research Institute Building, both located at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Left to right: Dr. Kara Bagot, Dr. Jay Giedd, Dr. Alejandra Infante, Norma Castro, Dr. Joanna Jacobus, Dr. Susan Tapert, Rachel Baca, Claudia Cota, Abigail Aguilar, Diego Gomes, Dr. Laika Aguinaldo, Clarisa Coronado, and Jacalynn Goetz.