Aug. 3, 2023
UCI Digest
Anteater Time Machine: Sixty years ago, a combine harvester operates near the future UCI campus.
Anteater Time Machine: Sixty years ago, a combine harvester operates near the future UCI campus.


Grant aims to boost diversity in dementia research subjects

Joshua Grill - UCI professor of psychiatry & human behavior and neurobiology & behavior
Thanks to a $16 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, UCI and UC San Francisco will work with community partners to improve the representation of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander adults in research on aging, caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The five-year effort will be known as CARE 2.0 and is led by three principal investigators including Joshua Grill (above), a UCI professor of psychiatry & human behavior and neurobiology & behavior. Grill is also director of UCI’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, which is Orange County’s leading center for research on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

UCI doctor highlights mental health risk for weight-loss drugs

European health officials are investigating the possible risk of suicidal thoughts and self-harm when taking Ozempic and Saxenda to treat obesity and diabetes. In response, UCI Health’s Dr. Kishore M. Gadde told Healthline that doctors need to closely monitor weight-management patients. Gadde, who specializes in counseling for diabetes, obesity and weight management, is part of the bariatric surgery program at the Chao Family Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center in Orange.


Dispelling myths about UC affordability

Dispelling myths about UC affordability
Students looking at college sometimes assume the University of California is out of reach financially. Here are 10 facts – including that the majority of UC students receive financial aid – that contradict that perception.


UCI-led team honored for mathematical psychology research

Michael Lee, a UCI professor of cognitive sciences

A research team led by Michael Lee (above), a UCI professor of cognitive sciences, earned the 2023 Society for Mathematical Psychology’s R. Duncan Luce Outstanding Paper Award. The honor, bestowed annually, recognizes the team’s work, “An application of multinomial processing tree models and Bayesian methods to understanding memory impairment,” as the most outstanding paper published in the Journal of Mathematical Psychology in the preceding three years.

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The Barbie-Taylor-Beyoncé summer offers a release of pandemic emotions

The Washington Post, Aug. 3
Cited: Roxane Cohen Silver, Distinguished professor of psychological science

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The Link Between Air Quality and Your Longevity

The Wall Street Journal, Aug, 3
Cited: Masashi Kitazawa, associate professor of environmental and occupational health

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A ‘failure to launch’: Why young people are having less sex

Los Angeles Times, Aug, 2
Cited: Jessica Borelli, professor of psychological science

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