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Departments across UC Irvine design, build face shields for medical staff in Orange

Daily Pilot, April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

Departments across UC Irvine design, build face shields for medical staff in Orange

UCI Medical Center in Orange is receiving a shipment of 5,000 face shields from an unlikely source — the very medical students it works to educate. … The idea started with neighbors and first-year medical students, Ermin Dzihic and Tim McMullen. … UCI Beall Applied Innovation leaders put the two into contact with faculty at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Claire Trevor School of the Arts, who helped develop the design and mass production of the face shields.