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KABC, April 13, 2022 (Video)
Man who survived propane tank explosion reunites with staff at OC burn center who saved his life
Nearly half a year after surviving a propane tank explosion, a UCI Health Regional Burn Center patient returned to thank the staff who saved his life. … “You didn’t give up on me,” a tearful [Michael] Zimmer said to Dr. Theresa Chin as he hugged her. … Chin said she was just a piece of the puzzle, crediting her patient’s progress to team effort. As the only burn center in Orange County verified by the American Burn Association, a lot of severe burn victims are treated there. … “We see them at their worst and so seeing him … doing really great, getting back into life, reintegrating, and that’s something that we really focus on in the burn world is really getting back into society,” Chin said.

Daily Pilot, April 13, 2022
UC Irvine announces newest dean for its law school, the third since 2009
UC Irvine recently announced the appointment of its newest dean, Austen Parrish, for its young but growing law school. … “Since it first enrolled students in 2009, UCI Law has been recognized as the finest young law school in the nation, one of the top public law schools overall and a model for combining academic excellence with service to the community,” said university Chancellor Howard Gillman in a statement announcing Parrish’s appointment. University provost and executive vice chancellor Hal Stern described Parrish in the statement announcing his appointment as “distinctly suited” to leading the school’s students, staff and faculty. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, April 13, 2022
How to Find a Mental Health App That Works for You
“The number of products far outstrips the research evidence that’s out there,” said Stephen Schueller, who is also a clinical psychologist and associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. “Unfortunately a lot of the research that exists in this area is done internally by companies,” he added, rather than unbiased outside groups. … One Mind PsyberGuide, evaluates health apps for credibility, user experience and transparency of privacy practices. The project, which is affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, has more than 200 apps in its database, and each is reviewed annually. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Orange Coast Magazine, April 13, 2022
UC Irvine Professor Pens Biography of First Woman of Color in Congress
UC Irvine professor Judy Tzu-Chun Wu chronicles the life of political trailblazer Patsy Mink, best known as the driving force behind Title IX. Wu, a professor of Asian American Studies, collaborated with Gwendolyn Mink, a political science scholar and Patsy’s daughter, on “Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress.” It’s the first biography of Mink, the main author of the landmark 1972 legislation that brought gender equity to education programs and sports. Enlivened and deepened by her daughter’s remembrances, the account celebrates Mink’s groundbreaking achievements and chronicles the challenges she faced as a politician.

WNYC, April 13, 2022 (Audio)
A trauma psychologist offers tips for NYC parents and kids trying to make sense of the subway shooting
Gothamist collected audience questions from parents who are trying to make sense of their own emotions about the crisis while also fielding concerns from their kids. WNYC host Sean Carlson then posed those queries to Alison Holman, a professor at the University of California, Irvine’s Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. She’s spent her career studying how traumatic events affect people differently depending on their life experiences and behavior. Holman explained why it’s important for parents to address the event, rather than to downplay or ignore it, unless a child raises the issue. She offered different conversational tips based on the age of the child and advice for parents seeking ways to cope.

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