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Division of Biomedical Sciences


The Division of Biomedical Sciences at the UCR School of Medicine has a rich tradition of high-impact research on medically relevant topics, student-centered teaching excellence and a service within the academic community.

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Biomedical Sciences News

Dean Deas speaking at Graduation Awards Dinnner
School of Medicine Announces End-of-Year Awards
With the end of the 2022-23 academic year now upon us, the UC Riverside School of Medicine hosted several awards ceremonies for students, faculty and staff members. Listed below are the award recipients. Congratulations to all of our honorees. Staff and Faculty Awards Lunch These awards were presented at the Staff and Faculty Awards Lunch at the Alumni and Visitors Center on May 10, 2023.
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Isaac Owusu-Frimpong with his marathon medals
Committed to the Long Haul
Several mornings each week, Isaac Owusu-Frimpong rises with the sun to complete a morning run before heading to work at the UCR School of Medicine. But these are no leisurely jogs. The Division of Biomedical Sciences FAO recently completed two marathons in six weeks and is training for more.
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MRB building with Dr. Nair and Dr. Heinrich's photos inset.
SOM to Host COVID-19 Community Chat
UC Riverside School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Professors Meera Nair and Erica Heinrich are hosting a COVID-19 Community Chat on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Multidisciplinary Research Building on the campus of UCR. The chat is free and open to the public, but space is limited to the first 100 guests and RSVPs are required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees. Parking in Lot 24 will be free for the event.
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Stomach ache
UC Riverside-led study sheds light on how IBD can develop
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, describes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines. IBD, which affects about 3 million adults in the United States, is an autoimmune disorder — a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues. Its symptoms include diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fatigue, weight loss, and stomach cramps.
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