UCI News

The Orange County Register, Sept. 2, 2021
UCI MIND and AlzOC present free online conference on Alzheimer’s disease
UCI MIND and Alzheimer’s Orange County will host a free, virtual conference featuring experts discussing the latest developments in research around Alzheimer’s disease …. The 32nd annual conference, “Alzheimer’s From All Angles,” will stream live on YouTube and Facebook on Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. One particularly timely topic will be what effect a viral disease like COVID-19 can have on brain health. … UCI MIND Director Joshua Grill [associate professor of neurology and behavior] and Jim McAleer, who leads the nonprofit support organization  Alzheimer’s Orange County (AlzOC), will provide an overview on the state of dementia research and care. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

The Hill, Sept. 2, 2021 (Opinion)
Five ways public health professionals can help battle vaccine hesitancy
Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, DrPH, director and founding dean at UCI’s future School of Population and Public Health, and professor of neurology, School of Medicine writes, “As a public health professional and academic leader at a research university, my biggest fear lies with the struggle we face to reach the vaccine-resistant. Science-denialism represents an organized, anti-establishment movement to reject mainstream science and legitimize falsehoods. … How do we effectively respond to science denialism? … Here’s what we need to keep doing ….”

Becker’s Hospital Review, Sept. 2, 2021
UCI Health CEO on expanding during pandemic: ‘Access was even more important’
Chad Lefteris is the CEO of UCI Health, a role he assumed in April 2020 after serving as COO since December 2018. He spoke with Becker’s in August about continuing with the health system’s planned expansion during the pandemic and workforce burnout in the wake of post-vaccine COVID-19 surges.

EdSurge, Sept. 3, 2021 (Opinion)
How Much Longer Will Schools Have to Scrape Together Technology Funding?
Allison Starks, UCI doctoral student, studying digital technologies, children and education writes, “Schools and districts are forced to haphazardly fund technology-enabled learning because of failures to do so in a consistent way at the federal and state level. That schools rely on the mega-rich to fund their digital learning at all—and that those funds could dry up at any time—illustrates some of the fundamental problems with K-12 technology spending: It is inconsistent, pieced together haphazardly, and as a result impacts student technology access in disproportionate ways.”

Southern Living, Sept. 2, 2021
Champions of the Tailgate: How the South Tackles the Tradition Better Than Anywhere Else
Absent any historical connections, we took our question to a handful of die-hard Southern tailgaters, as well as to Tonya Williams Bradford, [associate] professor of marketing at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. She’s one of only a handful of academics who’ve actually studied tailgating in America.

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