UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Oct. 4, 2021
UCI’s Research Funding Hits New Mark, Approaches $600M
AirUCI’s new study is just one of more than 1,000 research projects ongoing at the school, UCI reports. … The university recently announced it has received the most research funding in campus history: $592 million in grants and contracts for the fiscal year ended June 30, a 12% annual increase. … More than $340 million of all UCI research funding in fiscal 2020-21 was for biomedical and health sciences clinical work across campus. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KTLA, Oct. 1, 2021 (Video)
CDC issues urgent health advisory strongly recommending pregnant people get vaccinated against COVID
UCI Health maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Jennifer Jolley discusses the CDC’s Covid vaccine guidance for pregnant women with KTLA. Dr. Jolley and UCI Health colleagues recently published a study that found that COVID-19-positive mothers-to-be were six times more likely to end up in the intensive care unit and 14 times more likely to be intubated compared with pregnant women who didn’t have the virus. (starts 1:22)

Cheddar, Oct. 1, 2021 (Video)
How Gov. Newsom’s Vaccine Mandate Will Get Implemented in California Schools
Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine, joined Cheddar to discuss the rollout of the vaccine mandate, noting that pushback against it is inevitable but also mandates for vaccinating against other prevalent childhood diseases long have been in place for attending public schools.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 2, 2021
Coastal erosion in San Clemente threatens railroad tracks, pricey homes
After decades of development that destroyed countless acres of coastal marsh, Southern California’s environmental “bank account” is empty, said Brett Sanders, professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Irvine. … For Sanders, San Clemente is an ideal place for a project that rebuilds beaches and ultimately protects the railroad track and houses. But it will take quick action from regional leaders, he said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Spectrum News 1, Oct. 1, 2021
UCI professor authors book on how to safely take dietary supplements
Mahtab Jafari’s book, “The Truth About Dietary Supplements: An Evidence-Based Guide to a Safe Medicine Cabinet,” acts as a guide. Jafari’s objective is to help her audience understand when to take supplements and how to select the right ones. A professor of pharmaceutical sciences and director of the University of California, Irvine Center for Healthspan Sciences, Jafari’s broad experience is laid forth for the general reader. Her chief warning is that good information is hard to come by.

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