Content Tagged with: School of Medicine

Biomedical scientist promoted to lieutenant colonel

Scott Pegan is an international expert on Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Research at new center to focus on health impact of cannabis use

School of Medicine’s Nicholas DiPatrizio will lead the Center for Cannabinoid Research

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

SOM project marks major milestone

UC Riverside’s new School of Medicine building project recently passed a major milestone with construction more than halfway complete. Construction crews celebrated a topping-off of the new building last month, placing the top steel beam on the five-level structure. Many of the main elements of the concrete structure, including walls, columns, and...

By Imran Ghori |

Biomedical scientist to study novel mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease

Sika Zheng in the School of Medicine has received a grant of $250,000 from the National Institutes of Health

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Meet UCR’s new faculty members

For fall quarter 2022, UC Riverside welcomed 34 new permanent faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Sahin Acikgoz, an assistant professor of religious studies, is a member of the executive committee of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program. They...

By Imran Ghori |

An intervention for children with ADHD

Kimberley Lakes in the School of Medicine receives federal funding to develop the intervention

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Medicine receives prestigious STEM award

Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine honors UCR medical school for helping students from underrepresented groups enter STEM fields

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Generous gift establishes School of Medicine Mission Award Scholarship Endowed Fund

Teresa and Byron Pollitt are longtime donors to UC Riverside

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR to appear on “The College Tour” television series

UC Riverside will be showcased in an upcoming episode of “The College Tour,” a television series that profiles campuses through student stories and is available on Amazon Prime and many other streaming platforms. A television crew completed a week of filming across multiple campus locations that included interviews with 10 students in late July...

By Imran Ghori |

Grant aims to improve access to behavioral health education and prevention services in Coachella Valley

School of Medicine’s Kimberley Lakes is the grant’s principal investigator

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Children and adolescents were 20% less physically active during COVID-19 pandemic

Meta-analysis paper calls for targeted public health initiatives to address the crisis

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Bahrain rewards clinical professor with medal for COVID-19 policy

Dr. Roger Seheult, an associate clinical professor of internal medicine in the UCR School of Medicine and a UCR alumnus, has been awarded the Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa Medical Merit Medal for helping put together a COVID-19 policy, including testing and early treatment, for the Kingdom of Bahrain. Seheult is the cofounder of MedCram, an...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Using sheep brains to make waves

There was a time when Brain Awareness Day, which takes place each April, was just about the only outreach activity of the UC Riverside Neuroscience Graduate Students Association, or NGSA. But that changed when second-year graduate student David Nikom came to UCR in September 2020 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst after receiving his...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

How does cannabis affect gut health?

A UC Riverside biomedical scientist has received a grant to investigate

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Highlander Class of 2022 celebrates commencement

UC Riverside held 12 commencement ceremonies over the past week, attracting thousands of graduates and their families in the biggest in-person graduation celebration on campus since before the pandemic. The ceremonies began Friday, June 3, and concluded Monday, June 13. A total of 7,272 students were eligible to graduate. That included 1,117...

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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 |