UCI News

KCBS, Dec. 5, 2022 (Video)
Vaccinations, boosters urged as Covid, flu cases climb
Orange County hospitals are also seeing lots of people sick with the flu and Covid right now, and like their L.A. County peers, they are urging vaccinations. “About 50 percent of the patients we’re testing for Covid are positive,” said Dr. Jose Mayorga, [executive director], UCI Health Family Health Centers. “Most of the people that we are testing for both viruses haven’t been vaccinated. And so it doesn’t surprise us that they’re coming in sick.”

Eat This, Not That!, Dec. 7, 2022
I’m a Dementia Doctor and These are the 5 Most Common Symptoms People Miss
Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Hayley B Kristinsson, PsyD, Neuropsychologist, UCI Health who explains what to know about dementia, five signs people often miss and how to help lower the risk of dementia.  Dr. Kristinsson explains, “The term dementia describes a constellation of symptoms and there are different types of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common.

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 7, 2022
‘The protest of our generation’: China’s first-time demonstrators try to find a voice
What made the recent protests possible was the fact that they were largely spontaneous. That lack of organization may undermine the fledgling movement’s ability to sustain itself, leaving a political awakening with little room to run. “It’s probably more of a moment than a movement,” said Jeffrey Wasserstrom, [Chancellor’s Professor], a historian of modern China at UC Irvine. “That said, the skills that people get from moments are things they can use the next time a moment comes along.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Precinct Reporter Group, Dec. 8, 2022
UCI Nursing Readies for HBCU Students
At last count, the Registered Nurse workforce was made up of 80.6% White, 6.7% African American; 7.2% Asian and 5.6% Hispanic, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers. That gap concerns assistant professors, Dr. Shelley Burke and Dawn Bounds, Ph.D., both African-American nursing professors hoping to move the numbers. Recently, their campus proposal was approved for funding to host interns from HBCUs for three summers to conduct research and be ready for graduate school at UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing.

Broadway World, Dec. 7, 2022
Langson IMCA Presents New Exhibition Bruton Sisters: Modernism in the Making
UCI Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art (Langson IMCA) is presenting The Bruton Sisters: Modernism in the Making, a new exhibition organized by guest curator Wendy Van Wyck Good. … Langson IMCA Museum Director Kim Kanatani said, “We are honored to be working with Wendy Van Wyck Good on this important exhibition of work by three dynamic artists. Thanks to Wendy’s extensive research and deep interest in these previously overlooked women artists, we continue to fulfill key aspects of Langson IMCA’s mission-to meaningfully engage with our visitors and contribute new scholarship on California Art to the larger community.”

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