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School of Medicine Pathway Program wins national recognition
The California Medicine Scholars Program has received the Insight Into Diversity magazine 2024 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award
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Division of Biomedical Sciences 50th anniversary celebration
Division of Biomedical Sciences begins its 50th anniversary celebration
The division originated the idea of establishing a medical school on campus
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Nair Named New Associate Dean for Biomedical Research 
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RNA and the Cycle of Life
As a child, Sika Zheng, PhD, founding director of the Center for RNA Biology and Medicine and a professor of biomedical sciences at the UC Riverside School of Medicine, was fascinated by the cycle of life and death. While he initially planned to become a physician, his curiosity about the process from birth to decay and the workings of the brain led him to pursue a PhD in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University with a focus on neurodegeneration.
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UCR SOM Receives Continued Accreditation from LCME
The UC Riverside School of Medicine has received continued full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the school announced Tuesday, June 18, 2024.
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Three West Point Cadets to Participate in Inaugural Research Internship Program
Three cadets from the US Military Academy at West Point will be conducting research internships in the University of California Riverside School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences program as the inaugural participants in a new program designed to build research-based bridges between the institutions.
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Kathy Barton and Stephanie Sandoval
SOM Staff Honored at Annual Staff Assembly Awards
A pair of School of Medicine staff members received awards from the UC Riverside Staff Assembly at their annual end-of-year awards ceremony at the Barn on Monday, June 3, 2024. Stephanie Sandoval of the School of Medicine's Department of Social Medicine, Population, and Public Health was presented with the People Helping People Award and retiree Kathy Barton was presented with the Mary Johnson Outstanding Retiree Award.
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Celebrating UCR’s Class of 2024
Rewind four years ago when most of this graduating class of collegians were seniors in high school and you’ll be reminded of bittersweet Zoom commencement ceremonies where graduates huddled around a screen to not get their diplomas or shake hands with their principals or hug their classmates.
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