UCI News

The Washington Post, Nov. 4, 2021
Your guide to safer holiday travel
“If you’re unvaccinated, my good faith advice is please stay at home for everyone’s sake,” said Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of population health and disease prevention at University of California, Irvine. … Noymer said the number one precaution people can take before traveling for the holidays is getting vaccinated (and boosted if you’re eligible). The second-best practice is to be masked while on transit. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

AP, Nov. 1, 2021
Michelle Obama to speak with college students nationwide
In 2020, the University of California, Irvine, included “Becoming” in its “Great Big Read” for students, faculty and staff. Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth, the school’s assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, told The Associated Press that themes discussed included “self-identity, patriotism, relationships across significant others and families, as well as questioning roles and finding ways to circumvent the incidences and impacts of discrimination in society.”

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Nov. 3, 2021
$3M Grant From NSF To Help UC Irvine Retain STEM Students
$3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help The Institute for Meaningful Engagement at the University of California, Irvine identify and address environmental factors that are pushing underrepresented students out of STEM programs. Pheather R. Harris, director of the university’s California Alliance for Minority Participation, says the intervention will emphasize faculty involvement in student success.

HealthITAnalytics, Nov. 3, 2021
Developing Recommended Practices For Analyzing EHR Databases
As electronic health records continue to grow in healthcare, scientists must have a uniform set of recommendations to conduct research and analyze data. … In a collaborative effort, the University of California, Irvine’s School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences researchers looked to conduct a study using the All of Us research database provided by the National Institutes of Health to characterize adverse drug events. … through UCI’s systematic review, researchers are working to create conformity in EHRs to easily analyze digital records for adverse drug events.

10TV, Nov. 1, 2021 (Video)
Columbus woman’s exoneration makes history
“It’s important to have a record of these injustices,” Simon Cole said. Cole is the director of the National Registry of Exonerations. He’s also a professor of Criminology Law in Society at the University of California Irvine. … Cole said although we’d like to believe it’s rare, wrongful conviction is actually more common than most people realize. “It’s a very large judicial system, so nationwide it makes mistakes fairly regularly,” Cole said.

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