UCLA Grand Challenges connects faculty, students and supporters from all disciplines to work together, adopting a holistic approach to solve critical issues. We bring passionate participants together to dream big and think grand about what we can achieve when we set our sights on common goals. UCLA Grand Challenges represent a new paradigm for university research. This new approach involves building a team, creating partnerships across sectors, facilitating collaboration, soliciting new perspectives, producing transformational work, evaluating and reporting on progress. Each Grand Challenge serves to align the creativity and talents of many around one ambitious goal.