June 26, 2023
UCI Digest
A crow picks up a piece of trash near McGaugh Hall.
A crow picks up a piece of trash near McGaugh Hall. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)


UCI lab on the frontline of skin disorder treatments

Skin specialists Dr. Anand K. Ganesan and Dr. Jessica Shiu
In 2018, Dr. Anand K. Ganesan (above left) opened a vitiligo specialty practice lab at the UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, hoping to find new therapies to reverse the disfiguring skin disorder. Now, has a topical cream called ruxolitinibtested by his lab is the first therapy approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration to restore pigment in vitiligo patients. The FDA also recently gave breakthrough device approval for RECELL®, a one-time therapy using the patient’s healthy cells to stimulate lasting repigmentation in stable vitiligo, another treatment studied in the Ganesan lab.

UCI’s ANTrepreneur Center: a laboratory for business success

Jennifer and Cindy Keil
Dual mentorship that gives students and alumni personalized guidance on their business careers and specific project plans. Under the guidance of director Ryan Foland, the center has helped numerous current and former students refine their concepts and develop effective strategies to navigate the competitive landscape. UCI recently spoke with several grateful entrepreneurs about their experience with the ANTrepreneur Center, including Jennifer and Cindy Keil (above) founders of an archival service called 70 Degrees.


UCI Town Hall is Wednesday, June 28 at 12 to 1:30 p.m.

UCI Town Hall
Wednesday, noon (Participants are invited to submit questions in advance. Registration for the Town Hall is required.)

Free GRE Test Strategy Workshop
Wednesday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Division of Continuing Education)

Free ACT/SAT Test Strategy Workshop
Wednesday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Division of Continuing Education)

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Hairy moles may provide antidote for baldness, UCI researchers find

The Orange County Register, June 25
Cited: Maksim Plikus, professor of developmental and cell biology

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Air Pollution Linked to Heart Disease, COPD, Cancer, and Other Health Concerns

Healthline, June 23
Cited: Shahir Masri, associate specialist in air pollution exposure assessment & epidemiology

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It’s Not About Income Alone, Race Also Must Be a Factor in Combating Air Pollution

Mother Jones, June 24
Cited: Michael Méndez, assistant professor of urban planning and public policy


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