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.
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.
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).
Dr. Daniel Tward earned the Toffler Scholar Award in 2020 at the University of California Los Angeles. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Neurology and Computational Medicine at UCLA. By combining computational technologies, machine learning techniques, differential geometry, and high dimensional statistics, Dr. Tward is working to represent the brain more accurately in an effort to determine which differences signal disease which are normal variability.
See How Our Partnership is Producing Vital Research
6 Toffler Scholar Awards
2 Year Partnership
$182,500 In Funding To-Date
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