Congratulations to PhD student Anqi Jiao, who was chosen as the Solutions that Scale Graduate Fellow from Public Health. Ms. Jiao will be among a cohort of only seven other UCI scholars who were selected for this prestigious project. These fellowships are designed to support convergent research between two or more Schools to enable interdisciplinary approaches to scalable solutions to climate change. The award provides one year of support starting on July 1, 2021. She is studying for her PhD in Environmental Health Sciences and her advisor is Jun Wu, a professor of environmental health sciences at UCI Public Health
UCI Public Health’s Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention (PHDP) is honored to be recognized as a 2021 “This is Public Health” TIPH Global Award Winner. The program’s PHDP department is among 20 winners – worldwide – who were recognized for their achievements to raise awareness about the field of public health. This recognition comes on the heels of an April announcement of PhD candidate Gabriela Gussin, on being selected as a Global Ambassador for TIPH.
Alexis Guerra Environmental health sciences PhD candidate, Alexis Guerra, was selected to receive a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship award. The prestigious award, which provides three years of research funding, recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.
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The annual UCI Celebration of Teaching recognizes undergraduate teachers at UCI who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and commitment to undergraduate education. Dr. Ted Gideonse was recognized for 2021 (view recognition video) and Dr. Daniel Parker was recognized for 2020 (view recognition video).
On behalf of the UCI Program in Public Health, we thank Drs. Gideonse and Parker for their dedication to student training and teaching excellence and congratulate them on there accomplishments.
National Geographic: In California, extreme heat and ozone pollution hit poor communities hardest (featuring: Wu, Jun)
OC Register: COVID-19 vaccine progress impressive, but ‘herd immunity’ a long way off (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)
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