School of Medicine News
Unraveling a mystery surrounding embryonic cells
Neural crest study results could boost stem cell therapies
Case study illustrates need for researcher-community partnerships throughout research process
Research paper demonstrates ethical perils and harms stemming from research practices exemplified in case study
Clinical Faculty Profile - Pete Benavidez, Blindness Support Services
Profile of Pete Benavidez of Blindness Support Services
Too much hype, too soon?
The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as for measles, and well beyond what the medical community hoped for in efficacy. Among UCR scientists, as everywhere, the news of the vaccine developed by the drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech was welcomed.
More than half of American adults with advanced multiple sclerosis report mistreatment by caregivers
UC Riverside-led study describes first published survey documenting nature and extent of caregiver mistreatment of this population
UCR joins drug discovery consortium
UC Riverside has joined the University of California Drug Discovery Consortium, or UC DCC, "a cross-campus initiative aimed at building a drug discovery community that actively promotes research translation through industry partnerships."
Observed COVID-19 variability may have underlying molecular sources
UC Riverside-led study shows how variations in SARS-CoV-2 host gene expression can be linked to variations in COVID-19 susceptibility and symptom severity
School of Medicine Recognizes Faculty and Students at Annual Awards Event
The annual UC Riverside School of Medicine Faculty and Student Awards Banquet for 2019-20 was held online via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The event, usually held with a celebratory banquet, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually converted into an online event when it became clear that large gatherings were not a possibility. The ceremony recognizes outstanding instructors representing areas across the curriculum, as well as students who best exemplify the SOM mission. "As you know, our school is continually growing and we need more physicians like you who care about our
HDR@UCR Receives Funds to Address Coronavirus-related Health Disparities
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) have awarded a total of $520,000 in funding to the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of California, Riverside (HDR@UCR) as part of a statewide initiative to address health disparities related to COVID-19.
UCR School of Medicine to launch unique sports psychiatry fellowship program
The UC Riverside School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience will launch a unique, first-in-the-nation sports psychiatry fellowship program. Developed in partnership with UC Riverside Intercollegiate Athletics and UCR Health, this non-ACGME program will begin accepting applications in 2021 and will start in 2022.
Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities
Policy has limited impact on vaccine uptake because of individual decision making, study finds
School of Medicine honored by diversity magazine
The UCR School of Medicine has been selected as one of 46 institutions of higher education in the health professions to receive the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine.
Drug found to correct gene defect that causes immune-driven gut leakiness
UC Riverside-led study is the first to show how tofacitinib rescues gut barrier function from overactive immune cells
Developing a COVID-19 vaccine at warp speed
Dr. Paul Offit, an international expert on vaccines, will give the 2020 Thomas and Salma Haider Biomedical Breakthrough Lecture at UC Riverside
Finding a cure for multiple sclerosis
Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, a professor of biomedical sciences in the UCR School of Medicine, and her colleagues have received a grant of $373,000 from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for a project in which her lab will select the five best candidate compounds to speed up nerve impulses, a promising new avenue to treat m