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Ursula Bellugi Memorial

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Salk Women & Science Special Awards Fund or the Ursula Bellugi Endowment Fund


In 2019 the Salk Trailblazer award was renamed in honor of Professor Ursula Bellugi, who established an endowed fund to support those who have pioneered changes within the STEAM fields.

The Ursula Bellugi Trailblazer Award recognizes outstanding achievements made by women in their field. Recipients have pioneered changes within their fields as innovators, groundbreakers, collaborators and mentors. They have been dedicated to making significant advances in both their professional and personal lives. Trailblazers forge their own paths to achieve their vision.

If you prefer, please mail your check made payable to the Salk Institute (non-profit Tax ID # 95-2160097), and mail to:

Salk Institute
Attention Betsy Collins
Director of Donor Relations
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1002
Mobile: (858) 349-0034
Direct line: (858) 500-4883
(858) 453-4100 x1426

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