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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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Commencement and Hippocratic Oath Ceremony - June 2, 2023

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News from the School of Medicine

Virtual village
Virtual village can empower vulnerable groups of people
UC Riverside-led study focused on older people living with HIV during the pandemic
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Jarrod McNaughton speaking to a student at the 2022 Gala
Making Local Students into Local Doctors
As a child growing up in Bakersfield, CA, Jarrod McNaughton remembers standing in lines with his mother to receive government-issued food.  Now, as the CEO of Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), McNaughton helps provide affordable healthcare to inland Southern California families like his.
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Deborah Deas on stage during the Western University Commencement
Deas Surprised with Honorary Degree from Western University of Health Sciences
UC Riverside Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, can now add a new title to her signature: doctor of humane letters or LHD.
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SOM Ed II building rendering
SOM Education Building II Ribbon Cutting Set for Sept. 26
After years of planning and two years of construction, the UC Riverside School of Medicine will celebrate the grand opening of the new School of Medicine Education Building II on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
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Students looking at a computer
School of Medicine Places Third in UCR Give Day Challenge
The University of California, Riverside held its first standalone Give Day on April 6-7, 2023, with the School of Medicine attracting 72 donors and earning a total of $12,819.  The total includes an additional $2,500 in Beyond Brilliant matching funds in recognition of the school's third place finish in the UCR Foundation Board of Trustees Top Three Challenge.
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UCR medical students
School of Medicine ranked No. 5 for diversity
Recognition validates many signature diversity efforts of the medical school
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From left, Ruqayyah Malik, MD, Erin Fletcher, MD, Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, and Ijeoma Ijeaku, MD, MPH, FAPA
Southern California Psychiatric Society Honors Deas, Ijeaku, Malik & Fletcher at Annual Awards Ceremony
The UCR School of Medicine was well represented at the Southern California Psychiatric Society's (SCPS) annual Installation and Awards Ceremony and Reception on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the UCLA Faculty Club as Vice Chancellor and Mark and Pam Rubin Dean Deborah Deas MD, MPH, faculty member Ijeoma Ijeaku, MD, MPH, FAPA, Third-year Resident Ruqayyah Malik, MD, and Chief Resident Erin Fletcher, MD, MPH were honored.
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Joel Purkiss and UCR Graduation ceremony collage
Purkiss Named Assoc. Dean for Assessment & Evaluation
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