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HuffPost, Aug. 29, 2022
How Quickly Can You Get Infected With Omicron After An Exposure?
According to David Souleles, the [COVID-19] response team director at the University of California, Irvine, when you become symptomatic faster, you have more of the virus circulating in your system. This makes you more likely to spread the sickness to someone else. “Symptoms, so coughing and sneezing, accelerate the ability of the virus to move from person to person,” he said. Plus, since there is no longer a 7-to-10-day window between infection and symptoms, the virus is building up faster and doesn’t have to hang out in a person for a period of days before infecting someone else, Souleles explained.

Society of Women Engineers, Fall 2022How About Hydrogen?
Iryna Zenyuk, Ph.D., is a researcher, associate professor of [chemical] and biomolecular engineering, and associate director of the University of California, Irvine National Fuel Cell Research Center. … Zenyuk also sees a major shift toward fuel cells for trucks. … Cost is not as big an issue as degradation and durability. “In our lab, we are working on designing more durable fuel cells,” … “I did my Ph.D. in hydrogen fuel cell research, so I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time,” Zenyuk said.

Daily Nurse, Aug. 29, 2022‘It Feels Different Having My DNP’
Since graduating from the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice — Post-Master’s Program in 2021, Pat Patton has seen an evolution in himself. DNP in hand, he says, “I felt a change. I don’t know if others could see it, but I could see it within myself.” Patton, the chief nursing executive at UC San Francisco Health, has a well-established and well-earned reputation as a health system leader and change-maker. … “Maybe it’s because of the knowledge I gained with social determinants of health, public policy, national policy, quality improvement, or looking at things in a different way.” … He credits Associate Professor [of nursing] Candace Burton with expanding his understanding via her social determinants of health course.

Healthline, Aug. 26, 2022
What We Know About Breakthrough Monkeypox Cases
Oladele A. Ogunseitan, PhD, a professor of population health & disease prevention and University of California Presidential Chair at UC Irvine, says that past data found the shot to be around 85 percent effective, but it’s unclear how efficacious the shots will be in the current outbreak. … “It is important to know if breakthrough infections are for people who only received one or two doses,” Ogunseitan said.

Good News Network, Aug. 28, 2022
Their Bodies Age But Seniors Have Higher Emotional Well-Being – Here’s Why
For the past 20 years, Susan Turk Charles, a psychologist [and professor] at the University of California, Irvine, has been monitoring the shifting moods, the sense of satisfaction, and the outbursts of anger and sadness in people of all ages—with a special interest in how we handle and experience emotions as we grow older. She fell in love with the idea of studying a process related to aging that is not defined by a decline. Unlike physical fitness or cognition, where you may see slowing or declines, emotional regulation and experience are often as good, if not better, as we age.

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