UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 14, 2022
Disney’s OC Workforce Surpasses 2019 Levels – OC’s Largest Employers
The University of California, Irvine [is the second top employer in Orange County].  The organization last month opened the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, the 21,432-square-foot flagship clinic within the new Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences’ 110,000-square foot complex at the university …. UCI is also building a 144-bed acute care hospital, cancer center and the Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care at its under-construction UCI Health-Irvine campus …. UCI Health recently won city planning approvals for ….  the UCI Health Rehabilitation Hospital …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Irvine Standard, Nov. 9, 2022
10 Leaders at the Center of Irvine’s Health Care
With life approaching a pre-pandemic norm, Philip Felgner is feeling justifiably proud. Felgner, 72, UCI’s director of Vaccine Research and Development Center, has spent more than half of his lifetime helping to lay the groundwork for the cutting-edge messenger RNA vaccines that have saved countless lives. … Last year, Felgner was one of seven scientists to win Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Award, but he isn’t resting on his laurels. At the start of the pandemic, in February 2020, his lab began monitoring local virus exposure and later measured the stunning efficacy of the mRNA vaccines. “My proudest moment is now,” he says, “to see the results of my contribution and those of hundreds of other scientists come to fruition in such a dramatic way.”

Eat This, Not That!, Nov. 11, 2022
5 Must-Knows About the Winter Surge, According to Infectious Disease Specialists
David M. Souleles, MPH, Director of COVID-19 Response at the University of California, Irvine tells us …. “In general, people are gathering more this year than last, and most masking requirements have been lifted, so people are masking less, which creates more opportunities for transmission of the virus. … The BA.4 and BA.5 COVID-19 variants, as well as emerging variants that are beginning to circulate, all appear to transit more readily than prior variants, meaning your risk of infection after an exposure may be higher given that the variants are more transmissible.”

The Economic Times, Nov. 12, 2022
Philippe Jorion’s effective risk management tips for huge returns
Philippe Jorion, [UCI Dean’s Professor of finance], says risk management is as much an art as it is science because risk managers need to make reasonable approximations to come up with a cost-efficient measure of risk and also need to be aware of the fact that traders could be induced to find holes in the risk management system. … Jorion suggested a few methods for effective risk management in his book, which can be very effective for investors to limit huge losses. Let’s look at some of these lessons.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Winter 2022
Desert Ink, Streaming
Claire Vaye Watkins’ I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness just might be the ultimate novel of the Nevada desert. When it came time to adapt it for TV, she found the ultimate partner in Black Mountain Institute alum Alissa Nutting. … I recently caught up with Watkins, now a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Irvine, and Nutting, a Los Angeles-based screenwriter, for a conversation about motherhood, the desert, Las Vegas and the perils and pleasures of adapting work from one medium to another.

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