G.P. Li and David Reinkensmeyer Named 2023 National Academy of Inventors Fellows

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Dear colleagues, I am pleased to congratulate Guann-Pyng (G.P.) Li and David Reinkensmeyer on being named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. G.P. Li, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), is a pioneer in the development of microelectronics for advanced health and sustainable energy…

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Diego A. Pizzagalli Named Director of the Noel Drury, M.D. Institute for Translational Depression Discoveries

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Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D., as founding director of the Noel Drury, M.D. Institute for Translational Depression Discoveries. He will join UCI in January 2025 as a faculty member in the departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Neurobiology and Behavior, and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Pizzagalli comes…

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Julian F. Thayer Elected to National Academy of Medicine

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Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that Julian F. Thayer, Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He is one of 100 new members announced this week. The academy selected Professor Thayer for his groundbreaking research that explores how stress, including racism, affects autonomic nervous system dynamics…

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UCI Appoints Aldrich and Peltason Endowed Chairs

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Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share that UCI has recently appointed faculty to two campuswide endowed chairs. Julie Schoenung has been named the Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Endowed Chair and Albert La Spada has been named the Jack W. Peltason Endowed Chair. The Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Endowed Chair was established in 1984 to…

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