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Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Retention and Success Maruth Figueroa and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Life Patricia Mahaffey address questions about Triton Weeks of Welcome events, how to get involved in student organizations and recreation activities and more.
A key part of UC San Diego’s proactive Return to Learn strategy to detect SARS CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) and reduce transmission of the virus is wastewater monitoring.
When fall quarter begins Sept. 28 at the University of California San Diego, there will be fewer students on campus to allow for effective public health protocols. Approximately 7,500 undergraduate students will be living in single occupancy rooms for the fall quarter.
Reina Juarez, Ph.D., director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UC San Diego answered questions on topics such as how to maintain mental health during a time of great uncertainty, ways to combat loneliness and what mental health support is available to students, faculty and staff.
UC San Diego Health will be part of the Phase III national AstraZeneca clinical trial that will recruit up to 30,000 participants at multiple sites across the country to assess the safety and efficacy of a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
Dr. Robert “Chip” Schooley, professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a leader of UC San Diego’s Return to Learn program, addresses questions on the purpose of asymptomatic testing, how testing can be accessed and what happens if a positive result is received.
Jennifer Le thought of her many distant colleagues at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Vietnam when she read a news article about one of their patients—a 42-year-old Scottish pilot who had recovered from COVID-19 after two-and-a-half months in a medically induced coma.
In a new study from UC San Diego School of Medicine, thousands of fake social media posts tied to COVID-19 and financial scams are found on two popular platforms.
Dr. Edward R. Cachay, an infectious disease physician who specializes in caring for people with HIV, and the team at the Owen Clinic at UC San Diego Health have specific questions about the impact of COVID-19 on their patients.
To address questions about what personal protective equipment will be available, how classrooms and other spaces are being sanitized and ways that water and ventilation systems are being upgraded, we spoke with Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning.