UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, July 18, 2019
UCI Prof Gets $15M Grant
University of California-Irvine professor of pediatrics, neurology, and anatomy Dr. Tallie Baram received a five-year, $15 million National Institutes of Health grant. Baram’s research under the grant involves early childhood environmental and other elements that can influence the later development of mental health disorders. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Daily Pilot, July 18, 2019
UCI team develops noninvasive bone cancer treatment using stem cells
UC Irvine pharmaceutical researchers have developed and tested a new noninvasive treatment that uses engineered stem cells to target and kill bone cancer in mice. The treatment uses stem cells taken from bone marrow that are engineered with targeting agents to drive them toward metastatic sites — new malignant tumors formed when a cancer spreads — to deliver therapeutics, according to Aude Segaliny, a UCI postdoctoral scholar in pharmaceutical sciences. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Thrive Global, July 18, 2019
The Right Way to Nap to Boost Performance
In most of Europe and in Asian countries, particularly China, a restorative afternoon rest is part of daily life, says Sara Mednick, Ph.D, an associate professor in the department of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life. In America, daytime snoozing is still often viewed as lazy — a guilt-inducing indulgence. But the latest scientific research shows even a short early afternoon snooze can lead to better health, performance and general well-being.

American Hospital Association, July 18, 2019
ASHE recognizes member achievements within field
Among other honorees, ASHE presented its President’s Award to Linda Dickey, R.N., senior director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UCI Health, the clinical enterprise of the University of California, Irvine, for excellence in optimizing the health care physical environment. ASHE is an AHA professional membership group.

CNBC, July 18, 2019
Business groups slam House for passing $15 minimum wage bill
Workers in smaller-scale manufacturing and day care are also impacted, said David Neumark, an economist at the University of California, Irvine. But a national increase to $15 would likely affect a much wider swath of workers, especially in low-wage regions, according to Neumark. “If we really go to $15 … the effects would be broader than what we’ve seen in the past,” Neumark said. In the South, half of the workforce could potentially be affected, in a much wider range of industries, he said.

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