University of California, Los Angeles

 

Partner Since 2018

Toffler Scholar Program

UCLA was one of the first universities to partner with The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust to implement the Toffler Scholar Program. Scholars at UCLA are chosen for their innovative thinking, research excellence, and demonstrated passion for their work. Together, researchers at UCLA and KTCT are doing their part to help solve some of the world’s most intractable problems.

“The Toffler Scholar Program is powering our early-stage public health researchers to innovate and problem-solve. We are grateful for The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust’s renewed commitment to investing in the bright and promising minds at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.”

- Ron Brookmeyer, PhD 

Dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics

Toffler Scholars

Toffler Scholars

Kosuke Inoue, MD (PhD ‘21)

Keren Zhang, MD (PhD ‘22)

Ira Hoffer, MD

Eran Halperin, PhD

Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PhD, MPH

Daniel Tward (PhD)

Toffler Scholar Spotlights

Get an in-depth look at some of our previous and current Toffler Scholars.

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Dr. Hofer

Dr. Hofer is the inaugural Toffler Scholar in 2020 at UCLA. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at UCLA as well as the Director of the department’s Division of Bioinformatics. His research focus is dedicated to understanding, quantifying, and ultimately mitigating risk before surgery (the perioperative period).

See How Our Partnership is Producing Vital Research

Impact

6 Toffler Scholar Awards

2 Year Partnership

$182,500 In Funding To-Date

Shape the Future by Funding a Toffler Scholar

If you’d like to support the efforts of early-stage researchers and scientists, please reach out to us. Your involvement can change humanity for the better.