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June 21 - Toll from repeated hurricane exposure; talking Title IX

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This wild white plant makes no bones in the UCI Ecological Preserve, above the UCI Research Park.

Fossilized flora? This wild white plant makes no bones in the UCI Ecological Preserve, above the UCI Research Park. Photo by Ian Parker


Dana Rose Garfin, assistant adjunct professor of nursing and public health

Dana Rose Garfin, assistant adjunct professor of nursing and public health, says the study shows “that as disasters become more frequent and severe due to climate change, people will likely experience more mental health problems that make it difficult to function in social- and work-related settings.” Photo by Mimosa Luong / 7Delights Photography

UCI-led study links repeated hurricane exposure to adverse psychological symptoms 

Repeated exposure to hurricanes, whether direct, indirect or media-based, is linked to adverse psychological symptoms and may be associated with increased mental health problems, according to a first-of-its kind study led by UCI researchers. Findings were published Thursday in JAMA Network Open

Talking Title IX with the Title IX officer

What does a Title IX officer do? What does Title IX mean outside of athletics? And where exactly at UCI does Title IX apply? With June being the 50th anniversary month of the landmark anti-discrimination law, Tierney Anderson, UCI’s Title IX officer, answers those questions and more.

UCI researcher leads national study to screen for cardiovascular disease during pregnancy

A national study of a promising risk-assessment tool to predict cardiovascular disease during pregnancy, which is the leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S., is being spearheaded by Dr. Afshan Hameed, a UCI Health high-risk pregnancy specialist and School of Medicine professor of obstetrics & gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine and cardiology. “The aim of the study is to validate the potential of this tool to become the CVD national screening standard for pregnant patients,” Hameed says.


3 UC children’s hospitals rank in top 10 for California and Pacific region

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for the five-state region have UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco, which were evaluated jointly, at No. 3 in both California and the Pacific region. UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is No. 5 in the state and No. 6 in the region, while UC Davis Children’s Hospital is No. 8 in California and No. 10 in the Pacific.

Should my child get a coronavirus vaccine? Is it safe? Here’s what you should know.

Starting today, children 6 months through 4 years can receive the Pfizer vaccine, and those 6 months through 5 years can get the Moderna vaccine. But should they? The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer guidance.


Transfer BOOST - Coffee Hour Thursday with UCI Faculty & Staff
Thursday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by Student Success Initiatives)

2022 Anti-Cancer Challenge Educational Webinar: breast and gynecological cancers
Thursday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Southwest Airlines Wanna Get Away+
Thursday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by ConnexUC)

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It’s getting harder to gauge your Covid risk levels—tracking these 4 metrics can help

CNBC - Make It, June 18
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health

6 Long COVID Symptoms Experts Say Are Warning Signs Your Health Hasn't Fully Recovered

Good Housekeeping, June 18
Cited: Dr. Jaclyn L. Leong, UCI Health internal medicine specialist

Concerns that interest rate hikes will slow economy into recession

KCBS (video), June 18
Cited: Eric Swanson, professor of economics


UCI BioSci tweets photo of students

Happy first day of summer, Anteaters! From Twitter/@UCIBioSci

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56 new campus cases

From Friday through Monday, UCI recorded 56 new cases of COVID-19: 44 students and 12 employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.

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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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