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Celebrating 10 years of the UCR School of Medicine

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Past, Present and Future: Celebrating of 10 Years of the UCR SOM

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News from the School of Medicine

2023 HEED Award
School of Medicine receives national honor for outstanding DEI commitment
The medical school won Insight into Diversity’s Health Professions HEED Award also in 2021 and 2022
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UCR SOM veteran medical students meeting Rep. Mark Takano
From Fatigues to Scrubs
For Jason Hasegawa, class of 2025, being the first on the scene of a medical crisis or inserting an emergency chest tube was just another day in his roles as a first responder and, later, an army medic. Completing his first UC Davis undergraduate course, algebra 1, however, terrified him.
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Second annual RNA symposium advances research and fosters collaborations
Attendees included National Academy of Sciences members and prominent scientists from UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, Stanford University, University of Toronto SickKids Research Institute, and City of Hope
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Ariel DeGuzman with medical students
Filling (Almost) Every Role at the SOM
Shortly after the founding of the UCR School of Medicine, it was time for an inventory audit—but the newly hired staff member in charge of that process realized she didn’t know who was assigned to do it. “She was in panic mode, and she reached out to me because my name came up,” recalled Ariel DeGuzman, now the anatomy lab manager at the School of Medicine and pictured above at right. “I was like, oh, yeah, the inventory’s all up to date and it's fine.”
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UCR medical students
Gift to School of Medicine will support student scholarships
HCA Healthcare has a history of partnering with higher education institutions like UCR
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Partnership between UCR and City of Hope aims to increase diversity in cancer research
$13.7M grant from National Cancer Institute will support several projects on breast and pancreatic cancers
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Attendees at the 2023 gala
UCR SOM 10th Anniversary Gala Raises Funds for Mission Awards
A record number of attendees celebrated the 10th Anniversary Gala and Education Building II Grand Opening at the UC Riverside School of Medicine on Saturday, October 21, 2023. This year’s gala was particularly special as it was held for the first time in the medical school’s new building on campus. It commemorated the strides the School of Medicine has taken over the past decade toward achieving its mission to train a diverse physician workforce and increase access to healthcare in Inland Southern California.
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Getting tested for COVID
Communities of color experienced fear and mistrust of institutions during COVID-19 pandemic
UC Riverside-led study calls for culturally sensitive health interventions to address trauma
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