UC Berkeley’s Budget Troubles Could Shut Down Joint Medical Program
The program is on the chopping block as the School of Public Health is mandated to cut its budget by 3 percent. Meanwhile, UC San Diego is joining the largest-ever autism study.
Budget Cuts Threaten UC Berkeley’s Medical Program
Budget woes at UC Berkeley could force the shut down of a program many people are unaware of — its medical program. The Joint Medical Program (JMP), part of Berkeley’s School of Public Health, is small. Just 16 students a year are admitted. Under a budget restructuring process initiated in February by Berkeley’s chancellor Nicholas Dirks, the School of Public Health must cut expenses by roughly three percent — or about $900,000. (Aliferis, 4/22)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
UCSD Joins Massive Autism Study
UC San Diego announced Thursday that it will contribute to the nation’s largest-ever study of people with autism. (Sisson, 4/21)