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Self, March 13, 2020
What to Do If Your Anxiety About Coronavirus Feels Overwhelming
“We know from a lot of the research that high levels of media exposure, especially when it’s repetitive, tends to be associated with psychological distress,” Dana Rose Garfin, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing of University of California, Irvine, tells SELF. Garfin herself researches health psychology and how community disasters impact mental health. She notes that where the new coronavirus is concerned, the media is all working with the same limited information and coverage can get repetitive quickly if you insist on consuming a ton of it.

Reuters, March 12, 2020
More evidence up to an egg a day may not raise heart risk
“What fundamentally matters most is the overall dietary pattern,” said Andrew Odegaard [assistant professor of epidemiology], author of an editorial accompanying the study and a researcher at the University of California, Irvine. … “If people are looking for an evidence-based approach to inform the way they eat for heart health, there is substantial evidence across different study designs that supports adopting a DASH-like or Mediterranean-like dietary pattern,” Odegaard said by email.

WHYY, March 13, 2020 (Audio)
Working Memory
Michael Yassa, professor of neurobiology at the University of California Irvine, explains what we know about how memories are stored and accessed in our brains.

The Hill, March 12, 2020 (Opinion)
Stock market plunge should incentivize firms to develop a coronavirus cure
Linda Cohen UCI professor of economics and law and Amihai Glazer, UCI professor of economics and director of the Program in Corporate Welfare at the University of California, Irvine write, “The U.S. government should take advantage of the recent stock market plunge to incentivize firms to develop a coronavirus cure, vaccine, or other approaches. We call this proposal the Epidemic Market Solution or EMS. The government should offer each of 10 firms stock options worth ten billion dollars if the Dow Jones increases by 15 percent over the next six months, and maintains that average increase over a month. A coronavirus cure or vaccine would generate such an increase.”

Gallup, March 12, 2020
COVID-19 Has My Teams Working Remotely: A Guide for Leaders
Research from University of California Irvine business school Professor [Emeritus] Judith Olson found that the most successful remote work situations are those in which workers have similar work styles, know and like each other, have technology that allows them to collaborate, and know how to use that technology. You may not have time to create great working relationships — though you should try — but now’s the time to explore your digital options. That’s how people will meet the expectations you set.

Previously “In the News”