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Two new campus buildings honored at Riverside beautification awards

UC Riverside’s new School of Medicine building and Student Health and Counseling Center won top awards in the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards. The two buildings, which both opened last fall, were honored at Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson’s State of the City address Thursday, Jan. 25, as part of the Keep Riverside Clean and...

By Imran Ghori |

School of Medicine receives national honor for outstanding DEI commitment

The medical school won Insight into Diversity’s Health Professions HEED Award also in 2021 and 2022

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Second annual RNA symposium advances research and fosters collaborations

Attendees included National Academy of Sciences members and prominent scientists from UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, Stanford University, University of Toronto SickKids Research Institute, and City of Hope

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Gift to School of Medicine will support student scholarships

HCA Healthcare has a history of partnering with higher education institutions like UCR

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR startup company wins prestigious NIH grant

Small Business Innovation Research grant from National Cancer Institute will accelerate development of pancreatic cancer-fighting drug

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Medicine ready to unveil new education building

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is celebrating a major milestone with the completion of a new instructional and administrative building that will allow it to increase enrollment. Following two years of construction, the School of Medicine Education Building II is opening this fall, just as the school celebrates its 10th anniversary. A ribbon...

By Imran Ghori |

School of Medicine’s Medical Scholars Program receives national award

Program is recognized for making a difference for underrepresented groups in STEM fields

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

What role does alternative splicing play in neurodegenerative disease?

UC Riverside scientists David Nikom and Sika Zheng explain in a timely review

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Research paper by School of Medicine faculty member wins award

Study by Elizabeth Morrison-Banks and co-authors addressed abuse and neglect of adults with multiple sclerosis

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Community chat exposes pandemic-related health disparities

Discussion topics included impact of the disease as well as health misinformation

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Hang gliding a passion for SOM writer

As a writer and editor for UC Riverside’s School of Medicine, Erika Klein chronicles students and faculty members’ efforts to reach new heights in public health. In her spare time, Klein literally reaches for the skies as an accomplished hang glider pilot who teaches the sport to others and has built up a substantial social media presence. She has...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR study on health impact of chemicals in plastics makes the top 4

Research paper selected by NIEHS as a Paper of the Month

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

First group of community college students accepted into UC Riverside California Medicine Scholars Program

New program diversifies state’s primary care physician workforce, addresses health provider shortage

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Treatment needs of unhoused Hawaiians requires more attention, study says

An estimated 326,000 to 580,000 individuals experience sheltered homelessness in the United States each night, putting them at risk for depression, anxiety, serious mental illness, substance use, and physical health problems. Nonetheless, little is known about their treatment needs, particularly of community-dwelling unhoused individuals living...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Biomedical sciences postdoc awarded UC fellowship

Meli’sa Crawford will examine the effects of agricultural dust exposure on intestinal barrier function

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Recent changes at UCR have promoted well-being, study finds

A nearly three-year longitudinal study on the culture of campus health at UC Riverside has found that focusing on well-being characterized by programs and services, such as fitness classes, as well as policy and structural-level interventions, such as stairwell beautification and hydration stations , has promoted well-being for the campus community...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Biomedical scientist named fellow of American Gastroenterological Association

Fellowship honors Declan McCole’s professional achievements in the gastrointestinal field

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Regents spotlight UCR’s role in economic growth and public health

The Regents of the University of California met at UC Riverside on Friday, Jan. 27, in a daylong series of meetings that highlighted the campus’s role in spurring economic growth through technology development, agricultural innovation, and public health. The Board of Regents heard from campus leaders, researchers, students, and community leaders...

By Imran Ghori |

High religiosity/spirituality linked to better cardiovascular health

UC Riverside-led study focused on African Americans living in Jackson, Mississippi

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Biomedical scientist promoted to lieutenant colonel

Scott Pegan is an international expert on Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

By Iqbal Pittalwala |