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UCI receives $200 million gift to name College of Health Sciences and launch major integrative health initiative - Public Health News Spotlight

UCI today announced the largest gift in its history: $200 million from Susan and Henry Samueli, longtime campus supporters, to name a first-of-its-kind College of Health Sciences focused on interdisciplinary integrative health. The far-reaching donation – the seventh-largest to a single public university – positions UCI as a bold, new leader in population health, patient care, education and research.

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UCI Public Health Chair Oladele Ogunseitan - Appointted to the UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) Advisory Board - Public Health News Spotlight

The University Committee on Committees (UCOC), has appointed UCI Public Health Chair Oladele Ogunseitan to the UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) Advisory Board. Prof. Ogunseitan will serve from Fall 2017 - Summer 2020.

UCCS offers an integrated program to provide training in public policy issues critical to the future of the state and to the University’s land-grant mandate to assist state government. As a systemwide program available to students and faculty across the UC system, UCCS has offered:

  • instruction in public policy and public-affairs journalism to undergraduate students;
  • opportunities for graduate and professional-school students;
  • internships in the California Legislature and executive branch;
  • internships with agencies, boards, commissions and organizations that make or seek to support sound public policy;
  • internships with media organizations that cover state government;
  • a place for UC faculty to teach, to do research, and to share their work with the Sacramento policy community and with policymakers.
More information on UCCS can be found at:

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Article: Mercury Safety Reform in the 21st Century: Advancing the New Framework for Toxic Substances Control - by Oladele A. Ogunseitan - Public Health News Spotlight

The articles that follow are the latest in Environment Magazine's series looking back at seminal articles in the magazine's history that helped define a field of study or offered alternative explorations of new ideas. In this installment, we focus on the latest news in the hazards of the mercury toxin, juxtaposed with Environment's groundbreaking article on mercury published in 1969...

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