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Coronavirus lab and testing in place for fall quarter
As the fall quarter begins, UC Riverside has a new diagnostic lab operating on campus that will rapidly process samples from students and employees as part of an ongoing coronavirus testing program. The lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, tested its first sample in August and opened in early September.  The result of months of collaboration between several campus groups, the lab allows UCR to conduct its own independent testing of the campus community at a rate of about 600 samples a day. Results are processed within 24 hours.
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Clinical Faculty Profile - Dr. Sandra Paniagua, Kaiser Riverside Pediatrics
Profile of Dr. Sandra Paniagua of Kaiser Riverside Pediatrics
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COVID-19 lab begins testing campus community
UC Riverside has begun testing students, staff, and faculty members for the coronavirus with the opening of a new diagnostic lab on campus this month.
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School of Medicine Joins Nationwide Center to Diversify Academic Medicine
The UCR SOM has been named a founding member of the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) National Center for Pre-Faculty Development. The center's mission is to diversify academic medicine.
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Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviors
UC Riverside mouse study focused on neurons in the hippocampus
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Improving treatment of spinal cord injuries
Osmotic therapy device reduces swelling to prevent secondary injuries in rats
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School of Medicine faculty receive grants to study opioid use and COVID-19 testing
Andrew Subica and Ann Cheney will focus their research on marginalized U.S. populations
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Gift to School of Medicine aims to alleviate inland Southern California’s physician shortage
Inland Empire Health Plan’s gift of $2.6M will create up to 23 awards designed to encourage students to practice in the region
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UC Riverside and Neuroscience Education Institute partner to deliver continuing medical education nationwide
Content developed by School of Medicine for physicians and other health care professionals includes grand rounds and a journal club delivered virtually
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Neurons are genetically programmed to have long lives
UC Riverside-led study identifies mechanism that prevents death of neurons
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Cancer researcher named UCR medical school’s newest endowed chair
Adam Godzik has been named the Bruce D. and Nancy B. Varner Presidential Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
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Declan McCole
Gene found to play key role in promoting intestinal health
UC Riverside-led study finds PTPN2 contributes to how intestinal epithelial cells and macrophages critically influence each other in the gut
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Gender disparity in surgery must be addressed, study asserts
Research paper is first of three on a project evaluating trends in gender representation at regional and national academic surgery conferences
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School of Medicine faculty receive grants to increase diversity in biomedical sciences, study incentives in research, boost mental health treatment
Total funding of three grants exceeds $1.2 million
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School of Medicine postdoc receives NIH Pathway to Independence grant
Rebekah Charney, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Medicine, has received a five-year “Pathway to Independence” grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH.
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