CCDC, a nonprofit that serves low-income seniors in Chula Vista and the South Bay, began in the 1970s with the Community Congregational Tower in Chula Vista, a landmark residential building that served as affordable housing for area seniors. The nonprofit sold a controlling interest in the Tower in 2013 and has since funded projects that help low-income seniors with affordable housing, transportation and social isolation.
Kenneth D. McFarland is the new CEO at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. McFarland, who has 24 years of healthcare leadership experience, was CEO of 400-bed Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center in Orange County from 2016 to 2021.
“There is a rich and diverse pool of physicians and leadership at Alvarado, and a passionate and dedicated staff who put our patients and families first,” said McFarland, who replaces former CEO Robin Gomez. “I feel privileged to be here, and I’m eager to add to Alvarado Hospital’s legacy.”
The hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, is a 306-bed full-service, acute care hospital adjacent to SDSU.
San Diego trial attorney James “Jim” Crosby was named the 2022 Outstanding Attorney of the Year by the San Diego County Bar Association at the organization’s annual gala last week. The award recognizes longtime service to the San Diego legal community.
Crosby is a veteran litigator and also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego. A USD School of Law graduate, he’s served as the president and board member of the USD School of Law Alumni Association.
Crosby said he was “honored” to be recognized by his peers. “I love being a lawyer,” he added.
La Jolla’s Salk Institute Professor Terrence Sejnowski has been awarded the 2022 Gruber Neuroscience Prize by the Gruber Foundation for his “pioneering contributions to computational and theoretical neuroscience.” Sejnowski shares the $500,000 award with colleagues from Columbia University, MIT and Harvard.
“Terry is a trailblazer who has revolutionized the field of computational neuroscience,” said Salk President Rusty Gage. “He has created novel computational models to better understand brain function, which may aid researchers in developing new therapies for neurological disorders.”
Sejnowski, who is head of Salk’s Computational Neurobiology Laboratory and a distinguished professor at UC San Diego, has helped shape the fields of neuroeconomics, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, psychology and artificial intelligence.