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Valhalla High School student Shea Ricketts has been named the recipient of the 11th Annual AMN/HCC San Diego Scholarship Essay Contest presented by Health Care Communicators (HCC) of San Diego County and AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS).

National City is steeped in history that’s very significant to San Diego County’s early development. When Spanish soldiers and missionaries, led by Father Junipero Serra, occupied land that the Kumeyaay people farmed, they used 26,000 acres in what is now National City as grazing land for their horses and named it El Rancho del Rey, or “Ranch of the King.”

MEI Pharma Inc. announced the appointment of David Urso as senior vice president of corporate development and general counsel.

SPARK Gala, hosted by University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, will rally the region on Saturday, April 26 to help make the future brighter for patients with cancer.

The sixth annual Miracle Babies 5k will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at Embarcadero Marina Park South, with registration beginning at 7 a.m.

San Diego-based CardioCell LLC on Wednesday received the Food and Drug Administration’s investigational new drug (IND) approval for a phase 2a clinical study using its allogeneic stem-cell therapy to treat subjects with chronic heart failure (CHF).

Blue Shield of California Foundation on Wednesday announced a new funding initiative to integrate health care and domestic violence (DV) systems in California.

Dr. Andrés Bratt-Leal has joined the Parkinson’s Association as senior scientist — the association’s first step into becoming a research center.

SPARK Gala, hosted by University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, will rally the region on Saturday, April 26 to help make the future brighter for patients with cancer.

San Diego's Corey Lichtman, 37, has been appointed to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners by Gov. Jerry Brown, it was announced Tuesday.

Though Danny DeMichele has been starting and growing online businesses for the last 17 years, online marketing was never his boyhood ambition. Why? The Internet didn't exist at the time ... at least not as we know it today. DeMichele, 38, is the CEO of Incubate Holdings Inc., a privately held digital holding company in Carlsbad that invests and manages business-service providers across various industries.

The Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund announced that the assets of its incubator company Sense4Baby Inc., developer of a smartphone-based maternal and fetal monitoring system, have been acquired by AirStrip.

Sean Daneshmand, M.D., is an obstetrician at San Diego Perinatal Center, specializing in high-risk pregnancies. After watching parents with newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit go through serious emotional and financial struggles, he founded the nonprofit Miracle Babies to provide support and financial assistance to these families.

The Billiken, the unique, Buddha-like mascot of St. Louis University, is described as a good-luck figure that represents "things as they ought to be." For Patrick Murphy, 35, a native of St. Louis and graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, “things as they ought to be” meant leaving St. Louis and coming to California.

Melanie Palm, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon. She is also among a growing number of physicians across the country who sought an MBA. Palm, 36, put her joint degrees to work in July 2012 when she started her private practice. Art of Skin MD offers comprehensive dermatology care, including medical and cosmetic procedures. The 2,400-square-foot facility in Solana Beach, designed to be chic yet inviting, includes 12 laser technology devices and four private treatment rooms.

Recently, BOMA passed new policy positions on electric vehicle charging stations and electronic cigarettes during the association’s Winter Business Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Only 8 to 12 percent of cellphones sold in the United States are reused or recycled. A large number of them, about 135 million, are sitting in landfills and polluting the Earth because they were not disposed of correctly. Discarded cellphones are a major contributor of toxic pollution in the United States. The majority, about 500 million, are shoved in the back of drawers, boxes and closets.

San Diego-based BioAtla and Telephus Medical LLC announced that BioAtla has successfully completed a key protein engineering phase of Telephus' compound TPH 101.

Cardium Therapeutics Inc. (CRXM) reported that it has changed its corporate name and business to Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. in connection with its strategic collaboration and funding arrangement concluded with China-based Shanxi Taxus Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd.

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