New Funding Opportunity
The Center for Research on Empathy and Compassion invites applications for research proposals on medical provider burnout. The focus of this call is to understand the causes and mechanisms of burnout and develop evidence-based interventions to improve well-being within the healthcare community at UC San Diego and beyond.LEARN MORE
Make Waves in Med Ed
Registration is now open for the Compassion in Medical Education (C-MEd) Forum on July 8-9, 2024. Take advantage of early bird registration rate and learn how to incorporate innovative empathy and compassion programs and curricula at your institution.LEARN MORE
Sanford Institute Awards Endowed Professorships in Empathy and Compassion Research
Meet the recipients of the Sanford Institute's inaugural endowed professorships in empathy and compassion research — Monique Smith, PhD, and Fadel Zeidan, PhD.LEARN MORE
The UC San Diego Health: Sanford Compassionate Communication Academy Fellowship is currently recruiting for its Spring and Fall 2024 cohorts. Open to all UC San Diego physicians, RNs, APPs, and medical educators.APPLY NOW
Get to Know Us
Catalyzed by the vision and generosity of T. Denny Sanford, the Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at UC San Diego explores the neurobiology of compassion, informs medical education, and directly addresses the epidemic of physician burnout.
Join our movement for a kinder, more compassionate health system and world by attending an upcoming event. In-person and virtual events are open to the UC San Diego campus, and local and global communities.
In the News
January 2024 / Features Dr. Lisa Eyler, Director for the Center for Empathy and Compassion Training in Medical Education
Opinion: "Medical students must learn to have compassion for patients. This begins with body donors."
August 2023 / Features Fadel Zeidan, Affiliate Faculty & Executive Council Member for the Sanford Institute