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#BrilliantFutureUCI

Being named a Lieu Scholar in Medical Leadership, a designation that provides funding for parking, books and food, allowed UCI School of Medicine alumna Julia Tran to take out fewer loans. Photo: Steve Zylius / UCI

Higher education means lower recidivism

LIFTED director Keramet Reiter, UCI associate professor of criminology, law & society. Photo: Steve Zylius / UCI

“Higher education reduces recidivism by enhancing people’s ability to get jobs, become tax-paying citizens and successfully reintegrate into their communities,” — Keramet Reiter, associate professor of criminology, law & society and director of the Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees initiative.

UCI Forward: COVID-19 testing begins on-campus for returning Anteaters

Animated video on the testing center experience and supervised self-swab testing.

UCI Podcast: Constance Iloh, assistant professor of Education discusses the factors that contribute to a person’s college trajectory

Anteater masks come to The Hill

UCI students Lucy and Myriam are ready for back-to-school season. Photo courtesy of The Hill

#FirstGenFriday: Jesus Chavez

9/11: Remembering those we lost

UCI in the News

Dr. Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor of psychological science, medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine, agreed that focusing on the future rather than the past is what ultimately helps us cope with difficult experiences. “Many people throughout their lives encounter adversity that doesn’t go their way or is unexpected,” she said. “And when people successfully navigate these new life adversities, they are likely to learn things about themselves they didn’t realize.

Fat cells secrete several inflammation-triggering chemical messengers called cytokines, and more come from immune cells called macrophages that sweep in to clean up dead and dying fat cells. Those effects may compound the runaway cytokine activity that characterizes severe COVID-19. “You end up causing a lot of tissue damage, recruiting too many immune cells, destroying healthy bystander cells,” says Ilhem Messaoudi, an immunologist who studies host responses to viral infection at the University of California, Irvine.

“I firmly believe we will see distinct second waves, including in places that are done with their first waves. New York City, I’m looking at you,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine …. “I expect fall waves starting in mid-October and getting worse as fall heads into winter, and reaching a crescendo certainly after the election,” he said. “Some places will peak around Thanksgiving, some places will peak around Christmas, some places not until January and February.”

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