Content Tagged with: School of Medicine

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 |

New School of Medicine training suite offers expanded space and state-of-the-art technology

With exam and specialty rooms featuring state-of-the-art technology, the new UC Riverside School of Medicine Center for Simulated Patient Care could easily be mistaken for a hospital wing. That’s part of the goal of the center — providing medical students with as close to real-world conditions as possible to learn patient and clinical skills. The...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR’s School of Medicine ranked No. 6 for diversity

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is ranked No. 6 for diversity in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Grad School rankings released Tuesday, March 30. It was among several UCR programs that did well in the rankings, which are separated by discipline into different lists. Education, engineering, and social sciences moved up in their rankings or...

By Imran Ghori |

Review paper links air pollution to COVID-19 susceptibility

Coauthors include School of Medicine biomedical scientist Changcheng Zhou

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Research paper turns spotlight on special needs of stroke survivors

UC Riverside medical student Marilyn Corrales Arevalo is a coauthor

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Study explores differences in payments between biomedical and sociobehavioral research

Compared to sociobehavioral studies, biomedical studies typically require more time and visits, tend to be more quantitative, more in-person, and of greater risk

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Campus is well prepared to store COVID-19 vaccines

The University of California, Riverside, expects to receive a shipment of 400 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses on Wednesday, Jan. 20. An initial shipment of 100 Moderna vaccines was delivered to Student Health Services earlier this month in order to begin inoculating frontline health care staff. The Moderna vaccine needs to be stored between -13...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR vaccinates frontline health care workers for COVID-19

UC Riverside has vaccinated 100 frontline health care workers at Student Health Services for the virus that causes COVID-19 in the first on-campus vaccine distribution. Student Health Services applied through Riverside County six weeks earlier to inoculate its workers and was notified Jan. 7 that it would receive a shipment of 100 doses of the...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR COVID-19 testing site sees strong demand

A drive-thru site on a UC Riverside parking lot offering no-cost testing for the coronavirus has tested more than 6,000 people since opening a few weeks ago. The location at Parking Lot 26 was initially only open on weekdays but has since expanded to weekends. Testing is now available daily from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Testing is...

By Imran Ghori |

COVID-19 drive-thru testing site to open on campus

UC Riverside employees and students will be able to get tested for the coronavirus at no cost to them at a drive-thru site on a campus lot starting Thursday, Dec. 17. The testing program is a result of a partnership between UCR and the city of Riverside, which has opened two other drive-thru locations, a downtown kiosk, and a mobile testing van...

By Imran Ghori |

Medical simulation suite nearing completion

UC Riverside medical students will soon have expanded space to learn patient and clinical skills and procedures. A new clinical skills and simulation suite is beginning to take shape in the bottom floor of the Orbach Science Library. The School of Medicine project features 16 mock exam rooms, an emergency room, an intensive care unit, operating...

By Imran Ghori |

Case study illustrates need for researcher-community partnerships throughout research process

Research paper demonstrates ethical perils and harms stemming from research practices exemplified in case study

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Biomedical scientist named chief editor of new bioinformatics journal

Adam Godzik, a professor of biomedical sciences in the UCR School of Medicine, has been named field chief editor of the journal Frontiers in Bioinformatics. Launched last month, the open-source journal publishes research on tools and algorithms used in the analysis of biological data. The peer-reviewed journal is led by an independent editorial...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR joins drug discovery consortium

UC Riverside has joined the University of California Drug Discovery Consortium, or UC DCC, "a cross-campus initiative aimed at building a drug discovery community that actively promotes research translation through industry partnerships." UC DDC provides UC researchers with funding and mentorship to advance the creation of drugs that address...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Medicine honored by diversity magazine

The UCR School of Medicine has been selected as one of 46 institutions of higher education in the health professions to receive the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The medical school previously received the award in 2018 and 2019. This year, it was the only...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Finding a cure for multiple sclerosis

Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, a professor of biomedical sciences in the UCR School of Medicine, and her colleagues have received a grant of $373,000 from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for a project in which her lab will select the five best candidate compounds to speed up nerve impulses, a promising new avenue to treat multiple sclerosis...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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 |