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Suellen Hopfer, University of California Irvine – Social Media Strategies to Educate Young Adults on Vaccines – The Academic Minute

How do we best educate young adults about vaccines? Suellen Hopfer, assistant professor of health, society, and behavior at the University of California, Irvine program in public health, discusses social media’s role. Suellen Hopfer has a PhD in health communication and post-doctorate ...
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UC researchers win grant to develop pandemic prediction technology – The Daily Bruin

A team of researchers from UCLA and UC Irvine won a grant in September to design a system to detect signs of future pandemics using artificial intelligence. The 18-month grant, for just under $996,000, was awarded through the National Science ...
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Bert L. Semler gave the John Holland Plenary lecture at the 2022 American Society for Virology Meeting

Bert L. Semler gave the John Holland Plenary lecture on "Persistent Enterovirus Genomic Variants and their Involvement in Cardiac Pathogenesis" at the 2022 American Society for Virology Meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Congratulations to Dr. Roberto Tinoco and his lab members for their newly published paper.

Dr. Tinoco and his lab members recently published a paper in Frontiers in Immunology. You may view the paper here.
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Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Wagar

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Wagar, Assistant Professor Biophysics and Physiology, for being selected as a recipient of the the inaugural Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology for her essay entitled “Small centers of defense: Deciphering immune responses to viruses and vaccines ...
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Younger kids: To vax or not to vax? That is the question

 “The younger the children were, the more hesitant the parents were to have them vaccinated,” Hopfer said.Read the article here
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Thomas E. Lane, Ph.D.
Center Director
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Center Administrator
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