UC Pop-Up Diagnostic Testing Labs (COVID-19)

The UC Vice Chancellors of Research are circulating the following survey in support of the Governor’s request to increase California’s COVID-19 diagnostics sample testing capabilities. As the State and UC discuss various scenarios to resuming operations, there is a recognized need to greatly increase our ability to test individuals and determine whether they have been exposed…

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Update on the UCI Research Enterprise Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Colleagues, I am writing today to provide an update on the campus research enterprise. As you know, since March 21, 2020, we have restricted campus research to only approved critical research projects. I would like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to the campus research community for the cooperation and sacrifice in response…

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Establishment of the Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR) as a provisional Organized Research Unit

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR) as a provisional Organized Research Unit (proORU), under the Direction of Professor Krzystof Palczewski and Clinical Co-Director Baruch Kuppermann. The Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR) focuses on fostering vision research at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI).…

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Emergency COVID-19 Research Seed Funding with option of continuation funding

Applications will be accepted starting today (April 6, 2020)and continuously until available funds are expended About this Emergency Seed Funding Opportunity  In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in California and beyond, the statewide funding programs of the University of California Office, of the President (UCOP) Research Grants Program Office…

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EMERGENCY REQUEST FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUPMENT (PPE) AT UCIMC

Dear Colleagues, We are gratified and uplifted by the enormous interest on the part of the campus community to reallocate/repurpose needed equipment to the UCI Medical Center (UCIMC) as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis. In an effort to coordinate internal reallocation/repurposing of these items and assist UCIMC with their urgent need for personal protective…

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UCI Research Shutdown

Dear Colleagues, In my March 17, 2020 message to UCI’s research community, I informed you of the need to ramp down and curtail UCI’s research activities.  Now, with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 (EO), all individuals living in the State of California are required to stay home or at their place of residence until further notice “to…

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Research ramp-down and curtailment

Dear Colleagues: The COVID-19 crisis and the rapidly-changing circumstances associated with it are presenting unprecedented challenges to our research enterprise.  UCI’s research community has risen to these challenges, and I greatly appreciate all that you have done so far in response to this crisis.  Driven by the rapidly escalating situation in the State of California,…

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SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Research Continuity

Dear UCI Colleagues: As the recent message from Chancellor Gillman noted, extensive planning and decision making is underway at UCI to deal with the arrival and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the U.S. which causes the COVID-19 disease. I write to you with information and planning for the continuity of our research activities and…

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Announcing 2019 Awardees of the New “Research Growth Fund”

In June, 2019, the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor created a funding program called the “Research Growth Fund” and began accepting proposals from the Deans.  The goal of the Fund was to identify specific opportunities for investment in our campus that would lead to growth in research.  The program was administered by the Vice Chancellor…

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