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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Nov. 6, 2019
Addressing Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People with Diabetes
Nathan D. Wong, PhD, director of the Heart Disease Prevention Program at the University of California, Irvine, is a co-author of the “Heart Disease and Diabetes” chapter in the NIDDK publication Diabetes in America, 3rd Edition. Here he talks about the importance of broadening the clinical focus of diabetes care from hemoglobin A1C to also include other risk factors for cardiovascular disease common in patients with diabetes.

 Medical Xpress, Nov. 7, 2019
Study is first to explore veterans’ grief, an overlooked toll of war
“Our goal was to better understand how combat veterans experience the deaths of their military comrades in battle or by suicide and what factors predict the nature and level of their grief,” said the study’s senior author, Roxane Cohen Silver, UCI professor of psychological science, public health and medicine.

Seattle pi, Nov. 4, 2019
Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint
Maura Allaire, an assistant professor of water economics and policy at University of California, Irvine, was surprised Canada’s major water suppliers aren’t routinely required to add anti-corrosives to drinking water. “Yikes, I could imagine in older cities if they’re not doing corrosion control what can happen when acidic water touches lead pipes in homes,” she said. … “The big discussion in the U.S. among politicians is to replace the pipes, but that takes time and is costly. If there’s lead in the water, you’ve got a public health problem that needs to be dealt with now.”

OC Weekly, Oct. 30, 2019
Wildfires, Climate Change, and Irvine Ranch Open Space
Dr. Sarah Kimball, a researcher with the UC Irvine Center for Environmental Biology, has studied the Irvine Ranch Open Space ecosystem for over a decade, and has co-written a few papers on how climate change is altering it. … The problem with an accelerated fire cycle is that it also speeds up the replacement of native species with more flammable nonnative plants, which in turn contributes to further wildfires. Kimball’s research into how fire is altering the habitats of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy open space confirms this, and has vast implications for much of California. Here are a few of the findings from papers she’s co-written during the last few years:

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 4, 2019
Startups & Innovations – Partnerships
UCI Beall Applied Innovation recently welcomed four new teams to its early-stage startup incubator, UCI Wayfinder. At least one member from each team is affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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