Feb. 22 - Last campus booster clinic Friday, inaugural Samueli wellness officer
Wet leaves front and center at Natural Sciences #1. Photo by Ian Parker
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Last campus booster clinic this Friday
This Friday, Feb. 25, is the final campus COVID-19 booster clinic. Remember that household members of students, faculty and staff are also welcome to come get their booster. Please make your appointment via the Albertsons portal, and bring both your photo ID and health insurance card to the appointment. As a reminder, walk-ins are permitted, but appointments are encouraged. Flu shots are also available at the clinic. The clinic will be held in the lower-level lobby of Continuing Education-1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UCI’s inaugural Samueli wellness officer
The admonition “physician, heal thyself” is at least 2,000 years old, but it’s one that the medical profession still grapples with, according to Dr. Anju Hurria, who is the inaugural wellness officer at UCI’s Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. The role essentially is that of an organizational troubleshooter and advocate for the mental and physical health of more than 10,000 faculty and staff in UCI’s Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, which includes the schools of medicine, nursing and pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences, as well as the Program in Public Health. Though wellness officers are becoming more common in the corporate world, Hurria says, there is nowhere they’re more needed than in the medical profession, where rates of job burnout, depression and suicide far outstrip those in other occupations.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Why more Black doctors means better healthcare
While Black people make up 13% of the population, less than 6% of doctors are Black. The share of Black doctors has barely changed in 120 years. UC’s PRIME Program has a goal of bringing more people from underrepresented communities into the healthcare profession. In this brief video, learn more through one student’s experience.
Explore the UC story through data
See detailed information on California student enrollment, graduation rates, alumni outcomes and more. Visit the Information Center.
2022 Healthcare Forecast Conference
Thursday, 9 a.m. (sponsored by Paul Merage School of Business)
Pop-Up Booth: Mental Health Awareness
Thursday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by UCI Public Health)
Social Media and Social History During the Wuhan Lockdown
Thursday, 2 p.m. (sponsored by School of Social Sciences)
Food for Thought: Filming Restaurant Practices
Thursday, 3:30 p.m. (sponsored by Department of Anthropology)
Fifth Annual Symposium Poetry of Hope and Healing
Thursday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Illuminations)
International Film Club: I Am Not Your Negro
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Illuminations)
Visit today.uci.edu to see and submit event listings. Events of general interest will be shared in UCI Digest two days before they occur.
UCI IN THE NEWS
Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
The New York Times, Feb. 19 (opinion)
Cited: Bill Maurer, professor and dean of Social Sciences
The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 19
Cited: Kimberley Jameson, UCI Color Cognition Laboratory
Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 22
Cited: Chad Lefteris, CEO, UCI Health
Happy #twosday Anteaters! Enjoy this exceptional day, 2/22/22.
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
13 new cases reported
From Friday through Monday, UCI recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19: Ten students and 3 employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
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Potential workplace exposure
UCI provides this notification of a potential workplace COVID-19 exposure. Employees and subcontractors who were in these locations on the dates listed may have been exposed to the coronavirus. You may be entitled to various benefits under applicable federal and state laws and University-specific policies and agreements. The full notification is available on the UCI Forward site. If you have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case, the UCI Contact Tracing Program will contact you and provide additional direction.
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