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AP, Dec. 2, 2020
US lawmakers unveil anti-slavery constitutional amendment
Following the abolition of slavery, Southern states that lost the literal backbone of their economies began criminalizing formerly enslaved Black men and women for offenses as petty as vagrancy or having unkempt children. This allowed legal re-enslavement of African Americans, who were no longer seen as sympathetic victims of inhumane bondage, said Michele Goodwin, a constitutional law professor at the University of California, Irvine.

The New York Times, Dec. 1, 2020 (Opinion)
Opinion: What the Future Holds for Undocumented Immigrants
Héctor Tobar, UCI associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies writes, “There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country, and millions who are the children, siblings and spouses of the undocumented; they live in the uneasy cultural and legal limbo of the “mixed status” family. And even if you’re a U.S. citizen who’s never met or worked alongside an undocumented immigrant, the fate of the democracy you cherish is tied to theirs.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 30, 2020
How to Become a Doctor: A Step-by Step Guide
Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn, associate dean for students at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, emphasizes that it is OK to take a break between college and medical school, since that extra time can allow premeds to gain additional research and clinical experience beyond what they could get as an undergraduate.

Insider, Dec. 1, 2020
Botox is one of the most effective treatments for chronic migraines — here’s how to know if it’s right for you
“Botox has one of the best efficacy profiles we have seen of all the therapeutics to treat migraines,” says Shalini Shah, MD, the vice-chair of the anesthesiology department and director of pain services at the University of California, Irvine. … “After the injection, we typically see the most efficacy at the six-week post-injection mark, and then relief until the toxin disassociates from the receptor at 12 weeks,”  says Shah.

KNX, Nov. 29, 2020 (Audio)
KNX Hero makes it her mission to keep SoCal Latino community safe with COVID-19 resource guide
There were challenges when the pandemic first hit, and they included penetrating the Spanish-speaking community about safety and health protocols. So, a group of students at UCI’s School of Medicine started reaching out. And one those students, Dania Maldonado, went above and beyond to make sure her neighbors understood the safety guidelines. … Named a Lieu Scholar in Medical Leadership, Dania Maldonado is our KNX Hero of the Week!

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