2022 Year in Review: In the Community
Peter the Anteater high-fives child at the Irvine Global Village Festival. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

It’s not uncommon to find UCI students and faculty out in the community. In Orange County, UCI led the development of drop-in mental wellness centers for youth. Additionally, the Future Leaders Initiative developed by UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business is actively nurturing the curiosity of local high school and community college students in underserved areas about technology and business.

Much of the university’s research is community-focused as well. One research team, funded this year by a grant from the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, is dedicated to addressing health disparities among cancer patients from ethnic minorities. And an innovative pharmacy program is committed to providing essential patient care and services to underserved communities.

Here are a few highlights: