Content Authored by: Iqbal Pittalwala

Postdoc in School of Medicine receives prestigious NIH fellowship

Rebekah Charney, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Medicine, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health. The fellowship provides $177,000 to support Charney for three years to...
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Study deepens understanding of how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago

Thomas Kuhlman, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy who came to UC Riverside from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in July 2018, is the lead author on a study that attempts to explain how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...
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Physicist, Nobel laureate conferred honorary degree

Nobel laureate Barry Barish, who joined the faculty of the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy earlier this year, has been conferred the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski by the academic council of Sofia University, Bulgaria. The award ceremony, including a lecture by Barish, will take place at a date...
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Giving the discounted a voice

A book that Ian A. Lubin of the UCR School of Medicine edited – “ICT-Supported Innovations in Small Countries and Developing Regions” (Springer, 2018) – has won the “2018 Outstanding Publication Award for a Book” from the Division of Culture, Learning and Technology, or CLT, of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, or AECT,...
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SOM Researcher Addresses Incentive Disparities in HIV Research

To encourage subjects to participate in clinical and behavioral HIV studies, researchers often offer incentives such as cash or gift cards. But such remuneration could distort the sampling and end up inadvertently hurting the research findings. Lured by the incentives, participants could easily conceal information about themselves to qualify. Or...
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Teaching the Teachers

Kenneth Barish, the chair of the UC Riverside Department of Physics and Astronomy, formally began the Summer Physics Teacher Academy this year with opening remarks that included the following sobering statistics: Nationally, 33 percent of high school students take physics. In California, on average, 22 percent of high school students take physics....
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SOM Assistant Professor Receives Distinction for Scholarship on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

A research paper co-authored by Nicholas DiPatrizio, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the UCR School of Medicine, has been selected by the American Physiological Society, or APS, as an “APSselect” for distinction in scholarship. Donovan Argueta, a bioengineering graduate student who works in DiPatrizio’s lab, is also a co-author,...
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Neuroscientist Receives Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience

Hongdian Yang , whose research focuses on neural circuit mechanisms underlying sensory perception, has received a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience, a joint project of The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation . Aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations, the awards are presented to highly promising,...
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Gillian Wilson to Serve as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Gillian Wilson , a professor of physics and astronomy, has been named senior associate vice chancellor for research and economic development at UC Riverside, in the Office of Research and Economic Development (RED) . Wilson will fill in for Michael Pazzani, vice chancellor for research and economic development, when he goes on sabbatical for three...
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