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DGC launches new websites and expands storytelling, signaling continued growth and success

  • December 19, 2023

Today the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge launches a new website.

“We are pleased to present a new site that reflects our place in the university and aligns with the DGC’s five-year strategic plan, which we launched in 2022,” said Michelle Popowitz, DGC executive director.

The site features details about the DGC research and dissemination objectives, corresponding studies and projects, the unique operational playbook, organizational structure including stakeholders and advisors, values, recent news, and history of key milestones.

In concert with the main site launch, the DGC also released new websites for the DGC STAND program, designed for participants in the various STAND implementations, and the UCLA STAND ALACRITY Center, a NIMH-funded research center focused on reimagining how to assess and meet the mental health and social needs of community college students.

“Updating our website has been top of mind since 2020 when the DGC became a distinct department within the UCLA Office of Research and Creative Activities. With the addition of our communications team (Anne Dahlem & Yasmin Elqutami) in the past year, we have been able to realize this objective. Now we have an updated suite of sites and communication engine through which we can more transparently share with our stakeholders our vision, progress, learnings and resources. I look forward to keeping our stakeholders informed about DGC activities as we continue our quest to cut the global burden of depression in half by 2050,” Popowitz said.