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Campus COVID-19 testing lab to open

UC Riverside is opening a diagnostic lab that will allow for expanded and rapid testing of students, staff, and faculty members for the coronavirus. The COVID-19 testing lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, successfully tested its first sample on Aug. 12 and opened in early September. The lab will allow the campus to...

By Imran Ghori |

SOM dean honored on Riverside mural

Dr. Deborah Deas, vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of UCR’s School of Medicine, is one of the subjects honored as a Riverside influencer on a new series of murals. Deas was nominated for the recognition by Arts for IE, a regional arts collaborative made up of the Riverside Arts Council, Arts Connection, and Music Changing Lives. She is...

By Imran Ghori |

Gene found to play key role in promoting intestinal health

UC Riverside-led study finds PTPN2 contributes to how intestinal epithelial cells and macrophages critically influence each other in the gut

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Gender disparity in surgery must be addressed, study asserts

Research paper is first of three on a project evaluating trends in gender representation at regional and national academic surgery conferences

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Medicine postdoc receives NIH Pathway to Independence grant

Rebekah Charney, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Medicine, has received a five-year “Pathway to Independence” grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH. The career development grant will support Charney’s research on the role of critical genes in human neural crest...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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

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

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Study shows receptor regulates atherosclerosis

PXR may be a potential therapeutic target to combat cardiovascular disease

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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

Survey suggests the coronavirus is causing disruption to HIV medication

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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

Stigma, depression, and social isolation prevail in study participants

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Medical students create task force to address COVID-19 community impact

The COVID-19 Student Taskforce, a group of self-organized students in the Inland Empire, is working to create a support network for local community members and mitigate the social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force was formed in early March this year by a group of UCR School of Medicine students and is comprised...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Psychiatrists review the treatment of stuttering

Gerald Maguire and colleagues highlight a drug that selectively blocks the actions of dopamine at a unique receptor

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Pediatrician offers tips on reducing stress and anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our everyday routines in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago. With multiple changes occurring simultaneously in society, we often find ourselves playing catch up and feeling the need to constantly keep up with the fast-evolving information about the novel coronavirus. “This is anxiety provoking,” said...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

COVID-19 outreach in Spanish and Purépecha

Communities in eastern Coachella Valley, who speak Spanish and Purépecha, are in dire need of information about COVID-19. A medical anthropologist at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is spearheading an outreach effort to educate the communities about social distancing. The outreach efforts focus on Thermal, Oasis, North Shore, and Mecca —...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

To wear or not to wear a facemask

Editor's note: On March 31, 2020, Riverside County health officials issued a recommendation for facemasks. During the coronavirus outbreak, it is not uncommon to find people wearing facemasks. Do these masks protect those who are well? Who should wear them? Dr. Kenneth Han, chief medical officer at the Office of Student Health Services on campus...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Debunking coronavirus myths

Epidemiologist Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the Center for Heathy Communities in the UCR School of Medicine, breaks down several coronavirus myths that have been recently circulating. Only older people get coronavirus. False, people over age 65 are more likely to have a severe illness, sometimes fatal, from infection. Anyone is at risk...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |