Feb. 10 - State grant for pre-health education; alumna at Super Bowl LVII
Reines Hall is reflected in the windows of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
UCI medical students work in the pediatric simulator lab. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
Five-year state grant boosts UC PRIME Pre-Health Pathways
A five-year, $3.6 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Access and Information will support UCI’s effort to increase underrepresented students’ access to careers in medicine. The cash will help fund a new interdisciplinary, pre-health professional development program, UC PRIME Pre-Health Pathways, which will be a resource for undergraduates from underserved communities who are interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. UCPPP will also establish a select cohort for intensive training, advising and support to increase their readiness for medical school.
UCI alumna HyeJung Park graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in psychology and social behavior and in education sciences.
Alumna and Pat Tillman Scholar to be honored at Super Bowl LVII
HyeJung Park, a 2015 UCI psychology graduate who earned her Ph.D. at Arizona State University last year, is one of four Pat Tillman Scholars who will participate as honorary coin toss captains at Super Bowl LVII this Sunday. Actor Kevin Costner will be narrating their stories during a 90-second video to be aired nationwide just before the game starts. Park immigrated from Korea in 2000 when she was 8, and she was a beneficiary of the California Dream Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Counseling services available for students with ties to earthquake-hit region
In a Feb. 8 message to students, Rameen Talesh, associate vice chancellor for student life and leadership, commented on the Feb. 6 earthquake that has so far killed more than 22,000 people in Turkey and Syria. “Our thoughts go out to all of the people that are affected by this catastrophic event,” Talesh said, urging students whose families were impacted by the tragedy to visit UCI’s campus counseling resources. The International Center is also available to assist members of the international community.
UCI Health Sciences construction update
Beginning Monday and continuing through March, UCI Health Sciences will perform street improvements resulting in alternating lane closures along California Avenue. Entry to UCI Research Park buildings will be available during the duration of the work.
UCI Health Sciences has provided the following work schedule:
Left lane both north & southbound. Start 2/13, end 2/24
Right lane northbound: Start 2/27, end 3/10
Left lane southbound: Start 3/13, end 3/31
Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Aldrich Park)
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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.
How to offer help when you don’t know what to say
Vox, Feb. 9
Cited: Roxane Cohen Silver, Distinguished Professor of psychological science, public health, and medicine
How New Genetic Disease Research May Help Reduce the Number of Infant Deaths
Healthline, Feb. 9
Cited: Karen Edwards, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics
Expert reveals the best way to use timeouts for children
KTTV - Good Day LA (video), Feb. 7
Cited: Gustavo Carlo, professor of education
Ian Williamson, Dean of UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business, stands at far left in a gray sweatshirt. Photo by Amil Aaron
UCI’s Dean Williamson celebrates Black History Month
Dean Ian Williamson joined a group representing 100 Black Men of Orange County at the Black History Month Parade on Feb. 4. The group’s Passport to the Future program provides mentorship to young African American males in Orange County schools from grades six to 12.
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