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Spectrum News 1, Aug. 8, 2022
At White House, college leaders say abortion ruling threatens student well-being
Howard Gillman, chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, agreed, saying his staff expect a “huge surge” in out-of-state students seeking reproductive care. “We are very worried about the existing legal protections for our out-of-state patients and especially for our out-of-state students who use our student health facilities,” he said. “Because the privacy protections around those student health facilities are different than the privacy protections that you see in other clinical settings.”

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 8, 2022
OC’s Innovators: UCI’s Felgner: COVID Research Helps Other Illness Studies
The historically rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across the country was in part possible because of decades of work from leading researchers across the globe. One such scientist is Phillip Felgner, professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the UCI Vaccine Research and Development Center and the university’s Protein Microarray Laboratory. … He and his team have been hard at work this year using the breakthrough technology used for the vaccines for other health issues, such as sickle cell disease and cancer. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Voice of OC, Aug. 9, 2022
Figuring Out The Impacts of Long Covid on Orange County Residents
Dr. Vanessa Wu, a physician with UC Irvine’s COVID recovery service, … said it’s still unclear what drives long COVID, which makes it difficult to treat. “The good news is we do know generally over time, people will have improvement on their symptoms, but the question is how much improvement or how quickly,” Wu said. … Sanghyuk Shin, UCI [associate professor of nursing], epidemiologist and public health expert, said a recent study from Israel shows how vaccines can prevent people from being hospitalized for the virus.

Healthline, Aug. 4, 2022
Acupuncture May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows
Elevated blood sugar levels are often the first indicators of prediabetes. Dr. José Mayorga, executive director at UCI Health Family Health Centers and associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UCI School of Medicine in Santa Ana, California, explained that a fasting blood sugar level of 99 mg/dL or lower is considered “normal.” “100 to 125 mg/dL indicates you have prediabetes and 126 mg/dL or higher indicates you have diabetes,” Mayorga said.

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 4, 2022
Tom Girardi’s epic corruption exposes the secretive world of private judges
“How did this go for so long without being discovered?” asked UC Irvine Law School [Distinguished Professor] Carrie Menkel-Meadow, who has worked as a mediator and written extensively on ethics and mass tort settlements. She and others said it is incumbent on anyone overseeing a settlement to demand invoices, receipts or other proof that costs are legitimate. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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