UCI News

The New York Times, March 26, 2021
California’s Next Vaccine Eligibility Expansion
Still, Andrew Noymer, an [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine, told me that the announcement was good news. “I think, given the state of the administration, they wouldn’t be doing this if they didn’t have the doses,” he said. “I think they’re wary of overpromising.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Orange County Register, March 26, 2021
UC system to contribute its COVID-19 hospital data to national research effort
The University of California plans to contribute COVID-19 data collected from its hospitals to a national repository at the National Institutes of Health, allowing researchers access to more information on the disease, UC Irvine officials announced this week. … “People have asked all kinds of questions: Is there a relationship between these simple things like age and sex and other illnesses, and the kind of medications that people are taking,” said Dr. Dan Cooper, [professor and] associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational science at UC Irvine. “All this can be discovered when you have a large enough database.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

CNN, March 27, 2021
How the Supreme Court laid the path for Georgia’s new election law
“The signal the conservatives on the court have sent is that they are willing to tolerate a lot of partisanship in how elections are run,” said [Chancellor’s] Professor Richard Hasen, at the University of California, Irvine, law school. “The question is whether things will change now that the 2020 elections showed how precarious our election system is and voter confidence is.”

HealthDay News, March 29, 2021
Outcomes for Complex GI Cancer Surgery Better at Top-Ranked Hospitals
For patients who require complex gastrointestinal (GI) cancer surgery, outcomes are improved when surgery is performed at top-ranked hospitals, according to a study …. Erika Tay, M.D., from the UCI Medical Center in Orange, and colleagues examined outcomes using data … for patients who underwent esophagectomy, gastrectomy, and pancreatectomy for malignancy between January and December 2018. … “Even younger, low-risk patients fare better when they go to a top-ranked hospital,” a coauthor said in a statement.

CalMatters, March 25, 2021
New study: California’s trailblazing diesel rules save lives
Michael Méndez, an assistant professor of environmental planning and policy at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the research, commended the study and the progress it captured. “It was a really great example of how California is continuing to be a global leader around climate change and public health,” said Méndez, author of Climate Change from the Streets. Still, he said, there’s more work to be done to clear California’s air.

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