DMF: February 2021

DMFTalks, a signature program of the Del Mar Foundation that aims to inspire and inform the Del Mar community, was launched in 2012 to take advantage of the exceptionally deep bench of locally-based creative, intellectual, and scientific leaders.


The January 12 DMFTalk featured two local experts discussing their COVID-19 related scientific work and fielding a wide range of questions about the virus and the recently-released vaccines. The presentation by Dr. Sumit Chanda and Dr. Evan Snyder of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute was fascinating and inspiring, if at times sobering.


If you missed this timely Talk, a video of their presentation is available on the Del Mar Foundation’s website.


During the pandemic, Zoom has provided a temporary home for DMFTalks, and you can view a variety of past programs on the DMF website. For example, a recent presentation on Keeping Our Oceans Healthy by Dr. Octavio Aburto of Scripps Institute of Oceanography features a wealth of marine conservation information along with Dr. Aburto’s stellar underwater photography.


And yes, the day will come when DMFTalks can return to its true “home” at the Del Mar Powerhouse. DMF volunteers will delight in pouring you a glass of wine at the reception that will precede what is sure to be an informative and inspiring Talk! To receive announcements of future DMFTalks, sign up for the Foundation’s email list at