Upcoming & Recent Seminars

Revising the Electronics Revolution: From E-wasteland to E-wonderland
- Seminar by Oladele (Dele) Ogunseitan
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Seminar Completed

The trend of global demand for consumer electronic products has been increasing steadily for the three past decades. This phenomenon is accompanied by the equally unsustainable upward trajectory of the accumulation of toxic electronic waste (e-waste), leading to rampant environmental pollution, adverse human health impacts, and unquenched industry demand for virgin materials that may be acquired from unsustainable and sometimes illicit mining operations. The population health burden and the well-documented environmental pollution impacts are unstainable costs for the world to...

Every breath we take - is the next generation's health at risk?
- Seminar by Dr. Andrea De Vizcaya-Ruiz
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Seminar Completed

Exposure to ambient air pollution, and predominantly airborne particulate matter (PM), has been linked with diseases of the lung, heart, and others. Populations in urban centers where natural and anthropogenic emissions concur with geospatial conditions are exposed to constant pollution levels. Continuous and long-term exposure is a matter of great concern due to the potential consequences to an individual’s health. The presentation will summarize recent findings of the involvement of oxidative stress and inflammation as underlying mechanisms of relating PM exposure and lung...

California leads the way on expanding health insurance coverage to undocumented immigrants: likely impacts and future plans.
- Seminar by Dr. Dylan Roby
Monday, April 4, 2022
Seminar Completed

Professor Roby will provide an update on California’s attempts to provide comprehensive insurance coverage through the Medi-Cal program to low-income undocumented immigrants. He will share results from the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) model estimating the number of people who will benefit from the May 2022 expansion to those 50 years old and over, and discuss the Governor’s proposal to include adults aged 26-49 that is included in this year’s state budget.

Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19
- Seminar by Tim Bruckner, John Luo, Robert McCarron
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
5 pm
Seminar Completed

Has the COVID-19 pandemic created a mental health crisis? What are UCI’s clinicians and researchers doing to stay at the forefront of intervention and discovery? What can we do to cope and remain hopeful? Learn the latest information from our expert panelists. Moderated by Claire Henchcliffe, MD, D.Phil, Stanley van den Noort Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine Dr. Claire Henchcliffe’s clinical and research focus is on Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. She is a clinical trialist working to develop new...

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