UCI Magazine – Winter 2022

Albert Chang, medical director, UCI Student Health Center

UCI Student Health: There for Both Mind and Body

Dr. Albert Chang, medical director of the UCI Student Health Center, discusses the center’s role in maintaining students’ mental and physical well-being through these troubled years

Magnus Egerstedt

From Sloths to the Soul of UCI

Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering Magnus Egerstedt explores slowness as a design paradigm in robotics

Darlene Lee, a naturopathic doctor at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

A Path to Mind-Body Wellness

Popular well-being initiative born out of the pandemic for frontline workers at UCI is replicated for faculty and staff across all 10 UC campuses

Pet therapy on campus

Caring for Anteaters

Amid pandemic challenges, UCI’s mental health and wellness guardians work responsively – and passionately – to serve the campus community

Taking on Depression

Monumental $55 million estate gift to UCI will create one of the largest research centers in the country tackling the pervasive mental health issue

Michael Yassa's lab.

Stemming the Rising Mental Health Crisis

UCI researchers help illuminate the complexities of the mind and find solutions to prevent a twin pandemic

UCI alumna Erin Ramachandran

In Sickness and in Health

Alumna provides hope and support for couples dealing with mental health conditions

Helping O.C. Feel Better

When in the throes of a severe mental health crisis, many people end up in an emergency room or a jail cell. Neither is ideal. But that’s just one of many ways a fragmented mental healthcare system can cause additional suffering for those experiencing addiction or psychiatric disorders. To create a more comprehensive approach to […]

Dr. Anju Hurria, who in July became the inaugural wellness officer at UCI’s Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

Healers’ Health

Three questions with Dr. Anju Hurria, UCI’s inaugural Samueli Wellness Officer