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Kimberley Lakes
An intervention for children with ADHD
Kimberley Lakes in the School of Medicine receives federal funding to develop the intervention
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Addressing the anxiety crisis
UC Riverside mental health professionals answer questions specific to adults, children, and students
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medical students in a classroom
HCAI Grant Will Allow UCR Pathway Programs to Expand
The University of California, Riverside School of Medicine has received a grant of just over $2.9 million from the California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) that will allow the school to strengthen and expand its 11 pathway programs, further helping the school in its mission to improve access to and diversify Inland Southern California's healthcare workforce.
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DoD, UCR to host ‘Taking the Pentagon to the People’
UC Riverside, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Diversity Management Operations Center will present "Taking the Pentagon to the People" on Oct. 7, an opportunity to learn about employment opportunities within the Department of Defense, or DoD.   Students will hear from program managers and recruiters about internships, scholarships, and direct hiring programs. Faculty and staff can learn about research and grant programs, small business partnerships, and leave and sabbatical programs within DoD.   
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DoD, UCR to host ‘Taking the Pentagon to the People’ career fair
UC Riverside, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Diversity Management Operations Center will present "Taking the Pentagon to the People" on Oct. 7, an opportunity to learn about employment opportunities within the Department of Defense, or DoD.   Students will hear from program managers and recruiters about internships, scholarships, and direct hiring programs. Faculty and staff can learn about research and grant programs, small business partnerships, and leave and sabbatical programs within DoD.   
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Stephane Guardado and Edward Vizcarra at their wedding in El Salvador
Love & Research
During one of the first meetings after Stephanie Guardado joined the UC Riverside School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program from Cal Poly Pomona in 2016, one of her  faculty members casually mentioned that there was a chance that the students might be sitting in the room with their future spouse. Stephanie remembers quietly scoffing at the idea. To be fair, she was technically correct as it was a full year before her now-husband Edward Vizcarra joined the program in 2017.
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COVID-19 took serious toll on Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander mental and physical health
Two UC Riverside-led studies found concerning psychological and physical health problems among more than 300 NH/PIs in five US states
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Standardized patient Cristian Palacios at work at UCR.
Standardized Patients’ Impact in Medicine
On any given day, Peg Winn and Cristian Palacios could be acting as patients in simulated medical scenarios or teaching specific topics and techniques to small groups of medical students. They fill similar educational roles at the UC Riverside School of Medicine, but their opposite backgrounds offer unique contributions to students’ learning. Palacios is just getting started in a career serving patients. Winn, on the other hand, is sharing her knowledge from a long career in health care as a medical assistant.
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