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Directly Support Dr. Smith and The Davey Lab

Please contact Dr. Smith’s Administrative Director, Liz Johnson if you would like to discuss ways to support Dr. Smith and the Davey Lab.

To support cutting-edge viral resistance research activities by Dr. Smith and the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at UC San Diego, please visit our secure online Viral Resistance Fund donation portal here.


Now is the time. Humanity is in the midst of a fight for countless lives as we seek ways to treat an entirely new disease. Thanks to advancements in technology, knowledge, and capability, we are superbly equipped to meet this challenge.

Every day, more people are infected and more people succumb to effects of this virus. You have an opportunity to play a key role in finding solutions for COVID-19 by supporting this important effort. By partnering with us, you can help save lives.

The UC San Diego Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health launched a COVID-19 Research Fund to address the greatest needs in this evolving situation, and move forward with research and health care efforts to better understand and respond to this still-emerging pandemic. 

To contribute to the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health’s COVID Research Fund, please visit our secure online donation portal here.


Fundraising for HIV research at UC San Diego is managed by The HIV Institute. This umbrella organization unites and supports the university’s many HIV-related clinical and research programs. We invite you to visit The HIV Institute’s donation page to see how you can support HIV research today.

If you would simply prefer to send a tax-deductible contribution, here is what to do:

Online: Visit our secure online donation portal to contribute here. Please put “SD CFAR” in the “special instructions” field.

By check: Please make your check payable to the UC San Diego Foundation and in the memo line write “SD CFAR.” Then mail your check to this address:
                   UC San Diego HIV Institute
                   9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0716
                   La Jolla, CA 92093-0716

Please contact us if you have questions or would like more information.