Content Authored by: Iqbal Pittalwala

Tackling diseases by studying genome organization

Five-year research project is funded by National Institutes of Health
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UC Riverside School of Medicine honored for diversity and inclusion

The UC Riverside School of Medicine has received the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. “We thank INSIGHT Into Diversity for recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion at the UCR...
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Depression and social isolation threaten successful aging of people living with HIV

UC Riverside-led study calls for giving more patient-centered care to this population
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Study sheds light on human neural crest cell development

School of Medicine’s Martin Garcia-Castro led the research project
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Physicists present results from updated search for new invisible particles

UCR’s Bill Gary and Owen Long completed the analysis
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Study explores ethics surrounding payments to research participants

Findings could help inform future ethical payment practices
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UCR professor named research ambassador

Boerge Hemmerling, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an expert on optics and lasers, is one of 21 scientists selected to serve as a Research Ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, during the 2019-20 academic year. DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted...
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School of Medicine welcomes its largest incoming class

Seventy-seven students make up the UC Riverside School of Medicine’s class of 2023, the school’s largest batch of incoming medical students. On Friday, August 9, 2019, the students received their white coats — a rite of passage for medical students marking the beginning of their careers. For the first time, the school has admitted twin siblings...
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Celebrating a trip to the moon

About 200 adults and children attended a celebration on campus July 11 of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon mission. Attendees partook in telescope viewings of the moon, engaged in hands-on activities, and attended a lecture titled “Fifty Years of Discovery — From the Moon to Mars and Beyond.” Children participated in cratering...
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Diffusion tensor imaging for multiple sclerosis diagnosis

The technique is more efficient than MRI to examine changes in water flow in the brain in mice
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Doctoral student wins immunology prize

Mark Wiley, a doctoral student in biomedical sciences working with faculty members Nicholas DiPatrizio and Meera Nair, received the American Associations of Immunologists Young Investigator Award for best oral presentation on June 28 at Immunology LA 2019, hosted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Mark Wiley Wiley’s presentation, titled “Lipid Talk:...
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A quicker way to culture neural crest cells

Two studies advance research in embryonic cells that are critical for human health
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Several students receive prestigious NSF fellowships and honorable mentions

Nine University of California, Riverside, students received National Science Foundation, or NSF, Graduate Research Fellowships this year. The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics —...
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Double honor for UCR physician

Dr. Scott Allen, a professor of clinical medicine in the School of Medicine, was the co-recipient with Dr. Pamela McPherson, a child and adolescent psychiatry specialist in Shreveport, Louisiana, of the 2019 Physicians for Human Rights Award in recognition of their efforts on behalf of children and families in immigration detention. Actress...
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Physicist elected foreign member of the Royal Society

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science. Barish was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves,” along with American physicists Rainer...
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UCR physicist named top reviewer

UC Riverside physicist Igor Barsukov, who specializes in experimental condensed matter physics, is being honored by the journal Communications Physics as an outstanding reviewer of manuscripts for the month of March 2019. Igor Barsukov Outstanding referees are those who “have gone above and beyond what is expected of a reviewer in terms of the...
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Three UCR students represent campus at free speech conference

Three students at UC Riverside got the opportunity to represent the campus at the “Speech Matters: The Future of Free Expression on Campus" conference at the UC Washington Center, or UCDC, on March 21. The UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement invited up to three students from each UC campus to the inaugural conference. The UCR...
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Generating excitement over physics in local youth

Students from Hemet High School and Corona’s Centennial High School visited UC Riverside’s Department of Physics and Astronomy this week to participate in the International Particle Physics Masterclass, an annual program of the European Particle Physics Outreach Group. The Masterclass is an interactive two-day exercise in which high school students...
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UCR entomologists honored

Three UC Riverside entomologists have won prestigious awards from the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, director of the Lindcove Research and Extension Center at Exeter, Calif. and a research entomologist, won the CW Woodworth Award “for outstanding accomplishments in entomology over at least the past 10...
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Chemists group honors UCR professor

Francisco Zaera, a distinguished professor of chemistry, has been named the inaugural winner of an award from the Catalysis Science and Technology Division of the American Chemical Society, or ACS, to recognize his “Exceptional Achievements in Catalysis.” The award “acknowledges excellence and scientific leadership in catalysis science and...
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