Aug. 9 - Warrior-Scholar Project, UC monkeypox FAQ
The rising sun peeks through the solar roof at UCI’s new Samueli College of Health Sciences, scheduled to open this year. Photo by Ian Parker
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Military veterans participate in a Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp at UCI in the summer of 2019. Photo courtesy of UCI/WSP
UCI hosts Warrior-Scholar Project Boot Camp
UCI is hosting a Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp this summer for the fourth year in a row. WSP prepares military veterans for transitioning back to the classroom environment. The eight-day boot camp runs from Aug. 6 to 13 and will welcome 11 individuals from all branches of the military. It features expert UCI faculty teaching different fields of study, with this year’s program having a humanities focus.
Figuring out impacts of long COVID on O.C. residents
Dr. Vanessa Wu, a physician with UCI’s COVID-19 recovery service, said it’s still unclear what drives long COVID, which makes it difficult to treat. Sanghyuk Shin, associate professor of nursing, said a recent study from Israel shows how vaccines can prevent people from being hospitalized for the virus.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Information for the UC community about monkeypox
UC is closely following information and guidance from federal, state and local public health authorities about the global spread of the MPX (monkeypox) virus. This FAQ will be updated as circumstances warrant and additional information becomes available.
How to live with COVID when you’re tired of living with COVID
The BA.5 surge is a reminder that we need to take precautions to avoid illness, slow the relentless cycle of new variants and minimize the disruption to our daily lives.
Here are five steps to take (if you haven’t already):
Max out your vaccines and boosters.
Find your new community COVID-19 indicators.
Mask up, and not just indoors.
Keep rapid tests on hand — and use them.
If you’re traveling, find out how to get treatment.
Hobbies for Mental and Physical Health
Thursday, noon (sponsored by HR Wellness)
A Conversation with Steve McCutchen
Thursday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Humanities Center)
The Anti-Cancer Challenge Research Reception
Thursday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Health)
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
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At White House, college leaders say abortion ruling threatens student well-being
Spectrum News 1, Aug. 8
Cited: Chancellor Howard Gillman
OC’s Innovators: UCI’s Felgner: COVID Research Helps Other Illness Studies
Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 8
Cited: Phillip Felgner, professor of physiology and biophysics, and director of UCI Vaccine Research and Development Center
Acupuncture May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows
Healthline, Aug. 4
Cited: José Mayorga, executive director at UCI Health Family Health Centers
UCI Women’s Volleyball (@UCIwvb) tweeted, “Happy #SistersDay to Kendra and Carrissa MacDonald! Kendra will be a freshman on the squad while Carrissa is a junior for the Anteaters! #TogetherWeZot”#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.
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
17 new campus cases
On Monday, UCI recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19, all students. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
Upload your vaccine and booster records
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.
For COVID-19 questions
UCI Forward - information on campus status and operational updates
UCI Health COVID-19 Updates - important information related to UCI Health
UCI Coronavirus Response Center - available at email@example.com or via phone at (949) 824-9918
Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services - assistance with vaccines and vaccine uploads; available at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (949) 824-2300
Program in Public Health chatline - answers to questions about COVID-19
For questions specific to your personal health situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.