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2019 Academic Initiatives - A message from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor - Public Health News Spotlight

Dear colleagues,
I am pleased to announce that the two new Academic Initiatives starting on July 1, will be:
  • Applied Digital Health
  • Infectious Disease Science

The Infectious Disease Science Initiative will be led by Sanghyuk Shin, Assistant Professor in the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. Associate directors will include Donald Forthal, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine; Guiyun Yan, Public Health and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Shruti Gohil, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine; and Vladimir Minin, Statistics, Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences. The goal of this Academic Initiative is to position UCI as a global leader in infectious disease science by fueling the development of new knowledge and insights into the dynamics of infectious diseases and drug resistance. The Initiative will seek to answer questions about what factors drive and sustain infectious disease outbreaks and what can be done to predict and prevent the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases.

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Professor Lisa Grant Ludwig, recieves the 2019-2020 Academic Senate Mid-Career Faculty Award for Service - Public Health News Spotlight

This award is among the most prestigious awards University of California faculty members can receive from their colleagues. The award recognizes several years of Lisa’s exemplary contributions to her profession and to our university, and most importantly for her roles as a founding faculty member in the Program in Public Health, where she currently serves as Vice Chair of the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention.

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Dr. Terry L. Schmidt DrHA 11/28/1943 - 06/30/2019 - Public Health News Spotlight

We mourn the loss of Dr. Terry Schmidt who died on June 30th 2019. No funeral services will be held as that was Terry's wish. Feel free to visit the online memorial site to express condolences

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Dr. Tim Bruckner to serve as the Director of Ph.D. in Public Health with concentrations in Disease Prevention and Global Health - Public Health News Spotlight

Dr. Bruckner brings a wealth of pertinent experience to this role, having served previously as director of an interdisciplinary doctoral training program in another school, interim director of our M.P.H. program, and Chair of our Curriculum Committee.

Please join us to congratulate Dr. Bruckner on his new role at this critical juncture for Public Health at UC Irvine, and to thank Dr. Scott Bartell for his directorship of our Ph.D. in Public Health. His work was recognized by current Ph.D. Public Health students with an award of a mini surf board at the 2019 Graduate Honors and Awards Ceremony.

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