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March 9 - Combating healthcare ageism, COVID data research grant

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Eastern redbud trees lining Calit2 bloom in early March. Photo by Steve Zylius / UCI


UCI Health combats ageism in healthcare

Ageism in healthcare is an all-too-common problem, one that UCI Health geriatric medicine specialists have fought for decades. Every day, Dr. Katayoun Khalighi sees SeniorHealth Center patients who describe feeling devalued, disrespected or dismissed when talking with other doctors and healthcare professionals.

UCI researchers among awardees of new state grants to study COVID-19 data

A UCI study to improve the accuracy and precision of COVID-19 forecasts and scenarios through analysis of inputs from multiple data sources is among the research to receive grants from the UC Health and California Department of Public Health COVID Modeling Consortium. The innovative consortium launched last year to ensure public health policymakers have timely, relevant analysis and insights to support pandemic-related decision-making. UCI, UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco research proposals together received about $236,000 in funding.


Mask requirements in schools reduced coronavirus cases: CDC

School districts that required masks this fall saw significantly fewer coronavirus cases than those where masks were optional, according to a large study of Arkansas schools by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC looked at 233 school districts and found those with mask requirements saw a 23% lower incidence of coronavirus cases.

As U.S. COVID deaths near 1 million, some press for a memorial day

In many ways, life in the U.S. is returning to something of a pre-COVID normal, but for millions of Americans who lost loved ones to the disease, life will never be the same. Now there's an effort led by a group called Marked By COVID to establish an enduring memorial to a pandemic.


2022 Winter Design Review
Friday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (sponsored by Samueli School of Engineering)

How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet
Friday, noon (sponsored by HR Wellness)

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Tinder Adds Background Checks to Its Dating App

The Wall Street Journal, March 9
Cited: Naomi F. Sugie, associate professor of criminology, law and society

Ulysses Jenkins, a Daring Video Artist, Expanded Ideas of Blackness

Hyperallergic, March 7
Cited: Ulysses Jenkins, professor of art

Kickass Women of O.C.: 2022 Edition

Orange Coast Magazine, March 8
Cited: Jun Wu, professor of public health and co-director of the Center for Environmental Health Disparities Research


Instagram reel of Peter the Anteater toy on Campus Rec Instagram page.

Peter Anteater is 57 years old and doesn’t want to hear your sass. #ucicampusrec #ucirvine #zotzotzot - from Instagram/ucicampusrec

#UCIconnected spotlights student, alumni, faculty and staff photos, essays, shoutouts, hobbies, artwork, unusual office decorations, activities and more. Send submissions via email or post on social media with the #UCIconnected hashtag.


Four new campus cases

On Tuesday, UCI recorded four new cases of COVID-19: two students and two employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.

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