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CNN, March 19, 2018
Opioid shortages leave US hospitals scrambling
Dr. Shalini Shah, the head of pain medicine at the University of California-Irvine health system, pulled together a team of 20 people in January to figure out how to meet patients’ needs. The group meets for an hour twice a week. … “We essentially have to ration to patients that are most vulnerable,” Shah said.

Aeon, March 21, 2018
How brain stimulation can boost memory if paired with learning
In a several-year collaboration between the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab at the University of Michigan and the Working Memory and Plasticity Lab at the University of California at Irvine …. evidence suggests that the combination of brain stimulation and training is more effective in improving working memory than either technique alone.

The Daily Signal, March 21, 2018
New Study Shows Minimum Wage Puts a Damper on Long-Run Earnings
To help determine what caused the steep drop in teen employment over the past two decades, the authors—[UCI economics Professor] David Neumark and Cortnie Shupe—examined the impact of minimum wage laws, higher returns to schooling, and increased immigration. Minimum wage laws and increased immigration reduce employment opportunities by limiting the number of available jobs and increasing the amount of competition for those jobs.

KTVU.com, March 21, 2018
Conviction integrity units tracked by national group
The National Registry of Exonerations is a joint venture between the University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. The registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989—cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence.

WDET, March 19, 2018
Was the First Year of Detroit’s Community Benefits Ordinance Successful?
Virginia Parks, chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California Irvine, has studied community benefits agreements nationwide. The ordinance is a good start, she says, because it puts a process on the books for starting community benefits conversations. She says, one measure of success will be whether tangible community benefits actually come out of the meeting process.

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