Content Tagged with: School of Medicine

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 |

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 |