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Newly Graduated Residents Add to Pool of Local Physicians
Dating back to 2016, a total of 114 residents and 30 fellows have graduated from UCR-sponsored programs. Of the residents, 50 have stayed in the Riverside, San Bernardino and Coachella Valley regions and 100 have stayed in California.
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Public lecture to focus on synthetic genome engineering
Lei Stanley Qi of Stanford University will give the 2021 Thomas and Salma Haider Biomedical Breakthrough Lecture at UC Riverside
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Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?
Many parents are wondering when their young children will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Now that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be safe and highly effective in young children aged 5 to 11 years, some hope has arrived. In the Q&A below, vaccine expert Dr. David Lo of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, answers questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children. 
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Medical school led the way for safe return to classrooms
The School of Medicine has lessons to share after several months of in-person classes with no documented cases of COVID-19 transmission
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Novel mechanism links genetic defect in IBD patients to gut leakiness
A team of researchers led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has identified a novel mechanism by which loss-of-function mutations in the gene PTPN2, found in many patients with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, affect how intestinal epithelial cells maintain a barrier.
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SOM and UCR Health New Hires and Promotions Announced
The UCR School of Medicine has announced a variety of new hires and promotions at the Dean's Town Hall on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. A total of 13 academic and 20 staff hires were announced as well as seven academic promotions and two staff promotions.
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Dorff, Friedman Receive Values in Action Award Recognition
The Values in Action Award were announced at the Dean's Town Hall on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, with faculty member Lucas Friedman, M.D., M.Ed. and staff member Kate Dorff receiving recognition.
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Daniel Teraguchi Named Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Daniel Teraguchi, Ed.D., will join the UCR School of Medicine as the associate dean for Student Affairs on September 7, 2021. Teraguchi will lead the School of Medicine's admissions program and pipeline programs, in addition to having an active role in every aspect of Student Affairs.
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