UCI News

CNN – Chasing Life, Feb. 1, 2022 (Podcast)
What Memories Are Made Of
Our memories are imperfect treasures – dear to our hearts but not necessarily accurate snapshots of reality. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to neurobiologist Michael Yassa, [professor of neurobiology  and director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California, Irvine], about how memories are stored in the brain, why we forget, and what we’ve gotten wrong about how it’s supposed to work.

The Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: This is gerrymandering at its worst. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Virginia’s new [redistricting] map shows there is a better way. After the initial process failed, the Virginia Supreme Court chose two experts [Bernard Grofman, UCI Distinguished Professor of political science and Sean Trende] — one from each party — who drew lines that produced a fairer map. The new map includes strong red and deep blue districts, two majority-minority districts and real battlegrounds elsewhere. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Best Life, Feb. 3, 2022
This New Symptom Could Be Your First Omicron Sign, Doctors Now Warn
Shruti Gohil, MD, an associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UCI Health, tells Good Housekeeping that stomach issues could be an early indicator of either food poisoning or COVID-19. … “You should get tested for COVID-19 if you develop any of the 11 known COVID symptoms,” Gohil says, who adds that feeling multiple symptoms simultaneously is also a major sign. “But there are many causes of nausea and vomiting, so you should talk to your doctor to see if you need other testing as well.”

Nob Hill Gazette, Feb. 2, 2022
The Interview: School of Thought
The 21st, [UC president] appointed in 2020, is Michael V. Drake, MD. Dr. Drake has a decades-long history with UC as a faculty member, VP of health affairs and chancellor at UC Irvine. “When I arrived at Irvine, I hadn’t been on a general college campus since I myself had left college. So that was a great learning experience to really expand my horizons and think about different things — to work closely with the community, with politicians, the donor community, which led to working with my higher education colleagues nationally on boards and in organizations.”

Managed Healthcare Executive, Feb. 2, 2022
HIV Prevention, Treatment: Playing the Long Game
Drug manufacturers are developing long-acting, injectable HIV drugs for both treatment and prevention. … Theodore Gideonse, Ph.D., an assistant professor of teaching, program in public health, at the University of California, Irvine, notes that Gilead also has a very promising injectable for both treatment and PrEP [pre-exposure prophylaxis] called lenacapavir. “It is a bit further away from approval, but it will be a huge deal if and when it’s approved,” he says.

Previously “In the News”