UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 19, 2019
UCI School of Medicine Funding Jumps 23%
UCI Health’s School of Medicine garnered $155 million in fiscal 2018-19 funding, a 23% jump from the prior year. … The School of Medicine generated the most funding of any school or department at UCI, 35% of the record total of $441 million in research funding for 2018-19 (see chart). The previous record was $395 million in fiscal 2015-16. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 21, 2019
The New Norm for Back to School: Active-Shooter-Response Training
For more than a decade at the University of California at Irvine, Jessica Millward’s in-class emergency-preparation lesson centered on earthquakes and fires. But after a year on sabbatical, and multiple university shootings around the country, the associate professor of history feels compelled to prepare her classes this semester for a now all-too-common threat: the active shooter.

The Good Men Project, Aug. 21, 2019
Book: Fat Phobia Arose from Racism and Religion
In Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia … Sabrina Strings, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine discusses the stigma of larger—primarily female—body types and how deep racial and religious roots, rather than health concerns, led Western society to favor the lean.

Benzinga, Aug. 21, 2019
Cannabinoids Could Help Treat OCD, Researchers Suggest
Dr. Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D., director of the University of California, Irvine, Center for the Study of Cannabis, said the ECS may help regulate psychiatric conditions and provide therapeutic benefits — and his institute aims to prove it. “Our growing understanding of the ECS confirms the extraordinary interest of this signaling system in the control of many brain functions and in the regulation of human behavior in health and disease,” Piomelli said in an email.

Fox News, Aug. 21, 2019
Fake news can lead to false memories, new study claims
“People will act on their fake memories, and it is often hard to convince them that fake news is fake,” memory researcher Elizabeth Loftus, of the University of California, Irvine, said in a statement. “With the growing ability to make news incredibly convincing, how are we going to help people avoid being misled? It’s a problem that psychological scientists may be uniquely qualified to work on.”

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