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UCI Podcast: Managing media intake amid traumatic times

Roxane Cohen Silver on how graphic images from catastrophic events depicted in the news may affect health

Tallie Z. Baram

UCI awarded grant to study sex-specific brain pathway responses to stress

UCI has been awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the sex-specific differences in circuits that connect the brain’s stress and reward centers. Building on the earlier discovery of how brain circuit operation is disrupted by exposure to early-life adversity, researchers will study the emergence of gender as […]

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UCI and IUSD experts featured at Mental Health Resources for Parents forum

The University of California, Irvine recently hosted the “Mental Health Resources for Parents” panel discussion featuring campus and Irvine Unified School District experts to provide insights for parents into how to support their children’s mental health. Growing up is a difficult process and helping kids smoothly navigate the many changes they encounter is always challenging. […]

Tallie Z. Baram

Early-life stress can disrupt maturation of brain’s reward circuits, promoting disorders

UC Irvine discovery offers new therapeutic target for treating mental illness

Research participants were shown three five-minute, 360-degree videos of urban environments: one depicting a parklike setting, the second consisting of a street view with green space, and the third featuring a street view without green space.

UCI-led study finds virtual green space exposure beneficial to pregnant women

Parklike setting was most effective in reducing physiological and affective stress

Roxane Cohen Silver

NSF supports research studying how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affects Americans

Roxane Cohen Silver leads UCI team awarded a RAPID grant to begin survey

E. Alison Holman

Understanding the health effects of collective trauma

Research by Alison Holman finds negative mental, physical outcomes possible even if you weren’t there

UCI researchers co-author editorial on impact of work stressors on the severity of COVID-19

The pandemic has caused much uncertainty, anxiety and stress, touching on every aspect of our lives. The impact of work stressors on the severity of COVID-19, particularly among essential workers, is discussed in an editorial published online in the April 2021 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and co-authored by UCI’s Peter Schnall, professor emeritus […]

Chopsticks were used in the study to help subjects hold one of four facial expressions: A. neutral, B. non-Duchenne smile, C. Duchenne smile and D. grimace.

Smiling sincerely or grimacing can significantly reduce the pain of needle injection

Genuine smile also blunts stress-induced physiological responses, UCI-led study finds

Mahtab Jafari, UCI professor of pharmaceutical sciences, who created and teaches the Life 101 course.

UCI professor’s life skills course is expanded to all 10 UC campuses

Life 101 teaches students self-care, healthy habits and how to manage stress