Front Lines

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    A frontline view of COVID’s disparate impact

    November 24, 2020 The pandemic has hit some communities much harder than others. An expert delves into the reasons why, and explains how local leaders can best respond.

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    The pandemic experience in prison

    Sept. 9, 2020 A new website outlines the health hazards in California prisons and raises money for supplies to protect inmates and guards from the coronavirus.

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    How two chaplains wrestle with COVID-19

    August 20, 2020 Chaplains face a series of challenges as COVID-19 and social distancing take a heavy emotional toll on patients and their loved ones.

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    Scientists create molecule that could treat COVID-19

    August 5, 2020 UCI scientists have synthesized a molecule that binds to the coronavirus so it can’t hijack human cells and easily replicate itself. The project is an early step that could lead the the development of antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19.

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    Free COVID-19 antibody testing

    August 3, 2020 The UCI Blood Donor Center is now offering free COVID-19 antibody testing for qualified donors who donate blood or platelets. This is exclusively available at the donor center in Orange and open to the public.

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    Startups Provide Speedy COVID-19 Testing

    August 4, 2020 The test quickly detects COVID-19 antibodies as well as many other respiratory viruses, allowing doctors to better understand COVID-19’s progression within that person’s body.

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    Answering the call

    July 27, 2020 The inside story of how UCI responded to COVID-19, the greatest crisis in campus history. “I’ve never been in a fighter jet,” one official recalled, “but I imagine it’s what it feels like when they kick in the afterburners.”

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    The man behind the mask

    July 6, 2020 A beloved fixture at the entrance to UCI Medical Center, traffic controller Ernesto Cruz provides service with a smile – though it may not be visible.

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    Thinking outside the box

    June 22, 2020 An infectious diseases researcher teams up with his father to convert shipping containers into mobile, drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers.

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    UCI Podcast video series: On the front lines of the pandemic

    June 16, 2020 COVID-19 has dramatically affected how UCI Medical Center's emergency room operates. In this episode, Dr. Chris Fox, chair of emergency medicine, discusses what it's like to provide immediate trauma care during a global health crisis.

Making Your Own Difference

One of UCI’s primary concerns is the health and well-being of our community, and we send our thoughts to all those impacted by COVID-19.

During this unprecedented time, your support is more important than ever. Your gift can help UCI and UCI Health mitigate the impact of COVID-19 through the expansion of UCI Health’s capacity to test, treat and house Orange County patients and the advancement of critical research and community initiatives. No gesture is too small.