Content Tagged with: School of Medicine

New School of Medicine building beginning to take shape

Construction work on a new School of Medicine building is continuing to make progress. A large tower crane has been stationed at the construction site on the east side of campus in the last couple months as crews put up walls, columns, and components of the building structure. “The construction team has been working very hard to get the building...

By Imran Ghori |

New center on campus to focus on RNA’s role in biology and medicine

Ribonucleic acid, or RNA, is present in all living cells. Most often single-stranded, RNA is the lesser known cousin of the double-stranded DNA. It is, however, important to basic cell biology — in coding, decoding, regulating, and expressing genes — and for diagnosing human disease. The body uses RNA to construct cells, respond to immune...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Payment shapes research participation decisions

Study used data from a national survey of people living with HIV

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Medicine professor honored for humanitarian work

Vien Doan, an assistant clinical professor in the School of Medicine at UC Riverside, is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Carlos E. Cortés Award for Championing Diversity and Inclusivity, presented by the City of Riverside. Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson announced the award in February at the State of the City address, where she called Doan...

By Imran Ghori |

School of Medicine celebrates Match Day

Sixty-nine students in UCR School of Medicine's Class of 2022 matched for residency programs today at a Match Day ceremony held on campus. At precisely 9 a.m., the students nervously opened envelopes that informed them of where they would spend the next three-to-seven years of their professional lives. Cries of joy then filled the room, with...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC President Michael Drake joins UC Riverside faculty

UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., has accepted a faculty appointment at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Drake will serve as distinguished professor in the Department of Internal Medicine within the Division of Clinical Sciences in the School of Medicine. Under the terms of his appointment, Dr. Drake will provide an annual seminar...

By University Communications |

Novel interventions needed for healthy aging with HIV

Review paper identifies barriers faced by older people living with HIV

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Grant to fund health interventions in immigrant communities

Researchers Ann Cheney and Evelyn Vázquez in the UCR School of Medicine’s Department of Social Medicine, Population, and Public Health have received $113,514 in funding from the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board for a project that will “mitigate psychological trauma and mental health disparities in immigrant communities during the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Grant to biomedical scientist will support cerebral malaria research

Byron Ford, a professor of biomedical sciences in the UC Riverside School of Medicine, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to develop a new intervention against cerebral malaria. Human cerebral malaria, or HCM, is a severe form of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, associated with nearly 500,000 deaths in children...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Lack of diversity found in highest level of leadership within medical education communities

UC Riverside medical student looked at the specialty, race/ethnicity, and gender of medical school deans in 2019

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

NIH grant will help biomedical scientist study mechanism involved in neurogenesis

Sika Zheng, an associate professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine, recently received a five-year National Institutes of Health grant of nearly $2.5 million to study the functional role of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, or NMD, in the complicated and dynamic process of neurogenesis, a term used to describe the generation of neurons...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Meet 2021-22's new faculty members

This year, UC Riverside hired 16 new faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty members below: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Simon C. “Niels” Groen, assistant professor of evolutionary systems biology in the Department of Nematology, earned his Ph.D. in plant sciences at the University of...

By Ananya Paul |

Health disparities researcher in School of Medicine appointed to NIH study section

Andrew Subica, an associate professor in the UCR School of Medicine’s Department of Social Medicine, Population, and Public Health, has been appointed for a four-year term to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism AA-2 “Epidemiology, Prevention, and Behavior Research Study Section.” The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Medicine honored for outstanding DEI commitment

The UCR School of Medicine has received the 2021 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. The award recognizes U.S. health colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New School of Medicine building begins construction

UC Riverside began construction Friday, Oct. 22 of a new School of Medicine building that will allow for growing class sizes and increasing the number of physicians trained in the underserved Inland Southern California. Campus and community leaders celebrated the start of the project at a groundbreaking ceremony at the project site south of the...

By University Communications |

Epidemiologist named Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by National Academy of Medicine

Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, has been named a 2021 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine, or NAM. Brown is one of only 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New grant supports research aimed at alleviating genetic mutation that increases COVID-19 risk

Declan McCole, a professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine, has received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to explore how a certain protective gene’s loss of function can increase the risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

More than 50% of people with advanced MS report being mistreated

UC Riverside-led study is first to extensively examine caregiver mistreatment of American adults with multiple sclerosis

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Biomedical scientist is president of neurochemistry society

Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, a professor of biomedical sciences at the UCR School of Medicine, has been installed as president of the American Society for Neurochemistry. Tiwari-Woodruff will serve a two-year term in the position and is the second School of Medicine faculty member to serve in the role. An expert on multiple sclerosis, or MS, and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Study helps explain how shingles vaccination coverage differs among social groups

Only about 35% of older adults have been vaccinated against shingles

By Iqbal Pittalwala |