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Professor honored for Academic Senate service

Manuela Martins-Green, chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UC Riverside, has received the 2020 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership in the Academic Senate. The award is the highest honor given out by the University of California, bestowed biennially to a member of the UC faculty who has performed...

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UCR Health appoints new CMO

UCR Health has named Dr. Andres Gonzalez as its new chief medical officer. Dr. Gonzalez comes to UC Riverside from the USC Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, where he served as chief of the Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Division and director of the Surgical Neurophysiology Program since 2007. Gonzalez earned his medical degree...

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Grant awarded to physicist to explore the dark sector

The John Templeton Foundation has supported research on a diverse range of subjects including creativity, forgiveness, and free will. Dark matter — nonluminous material in space that is understood to constitute 85 percent of the matter in the universe — can now be added to the list. The foundation has awarded UC Riverside physicist Hai-Bo Yu a...

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UCR family medicine residency program begins at Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center

The UC Riverside School of Medicine’s family medicine residency program begins today, July 1, at Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino. The three-year program is an expansion of the partnership between the School of Medicine and the medical center — a 342-bed, nonprofit hospital serving the Inland Empire in emergency care...

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Summer Physics Academy moves online due to pandemic

The popular Summer Physics Academy held each year by the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy for high school teachers has a different format this year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all lectures of the 13th Summer Physics Academy are being delivered to the 25 participating high school teachers via Zoom. Hai-Bo Yu, an associate professor...

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Study describes experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming patients in the Inland Empire

Research underscores need for more health professional training to assist this community

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Medical students use online lectures to reach out to homeschooled children

A pair of medical students at UC Riverside have launched a series of free lectures aimed at assisting children affected by recent school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Children of the UCR faculty, staff, and student communities as well as local families can attend the lectures being offered via Zoom. Two lectures were offered on Monday...

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Longtime friends of medical school donate face shields and respirators

Dr. Thomas and Salma Haider, longtime supporters of the UC Riverside School of Medicine, recently demonstrated their support for medical education by donating protective face shields and N95 respirators to help protect third- and fourth-year medical students at UCR doing rotations in local clinics and hospitals. "We're proud of everything you're...

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Why some drugs work and others don’t in treating neurological disorders

UC Riverside mouse study focused on the neuromodulatory system that affects behavior

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Biomedical scientist to explore how COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease are linked

Changcheng Zhou is an expert on atherosclerosis, obesity, and metabolic disorders

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Study shows receptor regulates atherosclerosis

PXR may be a potential therapeutic target to combat cardiovascular disease

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Postdoctoral researcher awarded American Physical Society fellowship

Yunjin Choi, a postdoctoral researcher at UC Riverside, is a recipient of the 2019-20 M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship awarded by the American Physical Society, or APS, to enable women to return to physics research after having had an interruption in their careers. Choi, who works with Shan-Wen Tsai, an associate professor in the Department of Physics...

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Cell biologist to study coronavirus-related infection of respiratory cells

Prue Talbot, a professor of cell biology at UC Riverside, has received a seed grant to study the COVID-19-related infection of respiratory cells. She and her team will use the funds to test the hypothesis that electronic cigarettes and nicotine increase the ACE2 receptor on respiratory epithelium, providing more binding sites for the virus and...

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Physicist named deputy spokesperson for major international experiment at Brookhaven National Lab

Kenneth Barish, chair of the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named one of two deputy spokespersons for the STAR Experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, or RHIC, at the Brookhaven National Lab. The Solenoid Tracker at RHIC, known as STAR, is the only major experiment currently operating at RHIC and tracks thousands of...

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Physicist to study bacteria undergoing photosynthesis

Last year, physicist Nathaniel Gabor was one of two UC Riverside professors awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for scientists and engineers at the beginning stages of their careers. The award to Gabor includes a $1 million research budget from the Air Force...

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Study directly addresses impact of COVID-19 on older men living with HIV

Survey suggests the coronavirus is causing disruption to HIV medication

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New work advances efforts in finding a cure for acute myeloid leukemia

UC Riverside-led research focused on the enzyme DNMT3A

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UCR medical students form pediatric phone triage to streamline patient calls during coronavirus outbreak

When the pediatrics clinic at UCR Health, the clinical arm of the UCR School of Medicine, began receiving a high volume of calls because of the novel coronavirus, Dr. Adwoa Osei reached out to a few medical students for help. The students swiftly began modifying the Barton Schmitt COVID-19 protocol, a 10-page document densely packed with important...

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UCR medical students deliver personal protective equipment to local hospitals

Some UC Riverside medical students are helping alleviate the shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, in inland Southern California by seeking donations from the community and delivering them to local hospitals. Nikita Kadakia, a third-year student in the School of Medicine, is the regional coordinator for Medical Supply Drive, or...

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Research identifies women’s health issues as they age with HIV

Stigma, depression, and social isolation prevail in study participants

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