UCI News

Nature, Nov. 16, 2022
Short-circuiting the electronic-waste crisis
The problem posed by electronic waste, or e-waste, is only getting larger. … Oladele Ogunseitan, [University of California Presidential Chair], a public-health [professor and] researcher at the University of California, Irvine, thinks things are starting to change. “We are making enough noise that the manufacturers are not able to ignore it anymore,” he says. And there are ample opportunities to circularize the electronics industry. The precious and scarce metals these devices contain can be reused near-indefinitely, and emerging technologies that make their recovery easier could drastically reduce the need for mining.

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 14, 2022
Startups & Innovations – Research
A recent endowment from the Estee Lauder Companies to the University of California, Irvine will create an epigenetics fellowship for doctoral students who demonstrate financial need or are first-generation students. The fellowship honors the late Paolo Sassone-Corsi, who served as the director of UCI’s Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism and as a biological chemistry professor …. “UCI’s partnership with Estee Lauder will enable the School of Medicine to recruit highly skilled, talented Ph.D. students who are fully engaged in path breaking research in epigenetics,” UCI School of Medicine Dean Dr. Michael Stamos said.” [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
[Professor] Xiangmin Xu leads a UCI interdisciplinary team – including neuroscientists, engineers, virologists, computer scientists and mathematicians – that is raising new hope for early treatments of crippling brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, depression and epilepsy. In September, Xu’s Center for Neural Circuit Mapping began collaborating with two other institutions on a five-year project, backed by $126 million in federal funds, to map the human brain in unprecedented molecular detail.

Vivian, Nov. 14, 2022
First or Fifth Attempt: NCLEX Tips to Help You Pass
Dr. Stephanie Au, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, DNP …. [HS] Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of California, Irvine, Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing [said], “Taking the NCLEX, [National Council Licensure Examination], is obviously stressful, …. I teach my students something I call the ‘Strategic Questions Approach.’ This is a strategy for answering test questions, regardless of whether they’re multiple-choice, select all that apply, matching or otherwise. The method consists of four steps ….”

Verywell Health, Nov. 11, 2022
Christina Applegate’s MS Diagnosis Came Later In Life Than Most. Here’s What That Means
“I appreciate Ms. Applegate’s willingness to discuss her diagnosis—I think it will increase awareness that MS can be diagnosed later in life,” Michael Y. Sy, MD, PhD, a neurologist at UCI Medical Center [and UCI assistant professor in residence] who treats patients with MS, wrote in an email to Verywell. “Hopefully, increased awareness leads to more rapid diagnosis which enables patients to receive effective treatments earlier.”

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