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Dele Ogunseitan and the U.S. Department of State publish article on the environmental context of antibiotic resistance, (Environment International, Volume 116, pages 39-42)
Jennifer B. Kane, UCI assistant professor of sociology, has been named a 2018 Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of her exceptional research as an early career scientist. She specializes in applying quantitative methods in the analysis of social inequality, population health, family, fertility and the inter-generational transmission of health and well-being. She has received more than $1.4 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the causes of poor infant health. Her findings have been published in Social Forces; Demography; Social Sciences & Medicine; Journal of Health and Social Behavior; and Journal of Marriage and Family, among others. As a new fellow, Kane was invited to participate in the 29th Annual Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, held at the Beckman Center in Irvine in February. The event brings together outstanding young scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss the latest advances and opportunities in a broad range of scientific disciplies. Kane joined the School of Social Sciences in 2015 following a postdoctoral fellowship with the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In counties with high levels of immigrant policing, Latinas/os are more skeptical of government than non-Latinas/os, and this has spillover effects for public health, says Alana LeBrón, assistant professor of Chicano/Latino studies and public health at UCI. In a study published online with Public Administration Review, she and coauthors found a decline in overall trust in the government as a source of health information for Latinas/os who live in counties with high levels of immigrant policing, based on measures reported by the Secure Communities program which enhances collaborations and information sharing between local law and federal immigration enforcement agencies.
The Program in Public Health has adopted the best practices for supporting students facing an immigration crisis that have been recommended by the Committee for Equity and Inclusion for Undocumented Students (CEIUS). Several of these best practices include preventive strategies to support equity and inclusion, which are supplemented by recommendations for supporting students experiencing an immigration crisis. More information about best practices for UCI faculty, staff, and teaching assistants can be found below.
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UCI Public Health is a member of Orange County's Healthier Together, a community-wide initiative that aligns public and private resources within the public health system to improve health for all communities in Orange County.
Orange County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (OC PICH) is a collaborative project with non-profits, cities, the local health agency, and educational institutions in Orange County, CA. Our project focuses on increasing the community's access to healthy foods, physical activity, active transportation, and water consumption.