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Monkeypox explained
UC Riverside experts discuss disease symptoms, vaccines, and anxiety management
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Congressman Ruiz chatting with Dean Deas
Congressman Raul Ruiz to Speak at SOM DEI Colloquium
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Class of 2026
White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2026
The UCR School of Medicine welcomed 81 new medical students and 11 new biomedical sciences students at the annual White Coat Ceremony, held Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. This was the 10th White Coat Ceremony in the school's history and marked the first time that it has been held off campus. It was also the first ceremony since 2019 to be held without any pandemic-related attendance restrictions.
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Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff at a lab computer with a student
The Search for a Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Riverside
There’s currently no effective treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS), but Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, Ph.D. , the director of UCR's Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, may be well on her way to finding one.
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The College Tour filming on campus
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. 
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Dr. Heinrich in her lab
High-altitude Researcher Applies Findings to COVID-19
What can people living in the mountains of Peru teach us about people dealing with COVID-19 related oxygen deficiency? Actually, quite a bit. High-altitude exposure leads to hypoxia, or low levels of oxygen in the body—a condition that’s present in COVID-19 and many other medical conditions. Erica Heinrich, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical sciences, studies the body’s adaptations to oxygen limitation to learn more about hypoxia-related diseases.
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Kimberley Lakes
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
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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
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