UCI News

Daily Pilot, Aug. 4, 2020
UC Irvine launches state’s first public pharmacy school in almost two decades
UC Irvine announced the establishment of its School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on Tuesday … “The school will provide innovative, integrative, learner-centered education; cutting-edge pharmaceutical and biomedical research; and national leadership in interprofessional, patient-centered healthcare,” founding dean Jan Hirsch, UCI professor of clinical pharmacy, said in a statement. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

ABC News, Aug. 4, 2020
Grandparent caregivers face more challenges
Dr. Anju Hurria, a child psychiatrist at the University of California, Irvine, said, “the article [published in Pediatrics] advocates for pediatricians screening for [Adverse Childhood Experiences] (ACEs) and ADHD, especially in grandparent-headed households.” Hurria also added, “Adverse experiences have previously been connected with having difficulties in school, so it makes sense to involve the school when possible for extra support.”

USA Today, Aug. 4, 2020
#BlackBirdersWeek, #BlackInNeuro: Black scientists, physicians are using hashtags to uplift
#BlackInNeuro. One of the founders: Angeline Dukes, 24, graduate student researcher/addiction neuroscientist from Warner Robins, Georgia … now a PhD student of neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine. … She wants to make sure other Black students get the mentorship they need when it comes to choosing a career in science, and then pursuing their studies. … “I just felt like it was really important for us to have a way to highlight ourselves, but also to build a community,” Dukes says.

Orange County Register, Aug. 5, 2020
How accurate are Orange County’s COVID hospital stats
Daniel Chow, a UC Irvine radiology professor and researcher, has studied data from more than 500 COVID-positive patients who were treated at the university’s medical center. While he found that some of them sought care for non-COVID issues, an estimated 90% were hospitalized for coronavirus-related symptoms. … “I think the assertion that there are many COVID-positive hospitalized patients there for non-COVID reasons is factually incorrect,” he said. “It minimizes the disease, it minimizes the impact and it may give a false sense of security that if you get it, it’s not a big deal.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KCRW, Aug. 3, 2020 (Audio)
Kids could trigger another wave of COVID and the fall may be worse, says health professor
KCRW talks about a new CDS study, following hundreds of cases out of a Georgia sleepaway camp, with Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention at UC Irvine. He focuses on demography, epidemiology, and public health.

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