Tag Archive: coronavirus

Masks in the Making: UCD Health IT Project Manager Coordinates Community COVID Project

Several multi-colored face masks

By Yvonne Tevis. Colleen Gordon doesn’t sew—but early in the pandemic she co-founded a mask-making project that produced 6,000 home-sewn masks—masks that would go to neighbors, patients, the homeless, and anyone who needed one.

An IT project manager for UC…
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When Everyone Must Separate, Technology Keeps Us Together

On-campus essential workers Matthew Tendroch (seated) and Justin Hsieh are from the UCI Office of Information Technology’s Wellness, Health & Counseling Services desktop support team, serving the Student Health Center. Steve Zylius / UCI

By Sheri Ledbetter. Kian Colestock, associate vice chancellor and chief information officer in UCI’s Office of Information Technology, recalls the weekend in which he learned that his unit would be supporting the technological transition of a major research university to an…
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Team of UCLA Health Women Led the Rapid Shift to Telehealth

A nurse helps an elderly patient read a tablet in the hospital

By Lindsay Brooker. When the pandemic took the medical community by surprise in early 2020, the UCLA Health system quickly pivoted to moving as many patients as possible into virtual settings. Almost overnight, many primary care check-ins, surgical follow-ups, and…
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UCD Health Creates Dashboard to Consolidate COVID Vaccination Information

By Kristen Godfrey. The vaccination effort is a national emergency. UC Davis Health needed to manage its response in a data-driven way to ensure that we identified and targeted our efforts to those most vulnerable to contracting COVID-19.

To achieve…
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Bringing Hands-on STEM Learning Home for the Pandemic

Among the UCLA graduate students who have led online workshops (top row): Jesus Iniguez, Liv Heidenreich and Musibau Francis Jimoh; and (bottom row): Shreya Patel, Cheylene Tanimoto and Ashley Jiwon Shin.

By Wayne Lewis. For 16 years, the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has presented educational events for K–12 students and professional development workshops for teachers.

The programs, meant to excite young people about nanoscience — a field that…
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Patient Vaccination at UC Davis Health: A Partnership between Health and IT

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, gets his second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shot. Nurse is Jason Yee.

By Kristen Godfrey. A strong collaboration between IT and Ambulatory Operations led to streamlined tools and quick and efficient patient care for COVID-19 vaccinations at UC Davis Health.

“The strong partnership between IT and Ambulatory Operations has been a critical…
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Making a UCSF COVID Site Accessible: From Tweet to Action

UCSF Medical Center

By Jill Wolters. This is a digital accessibility success story that started on Twitter. A member of my Digital Accessibility Advisory Committee, Ed Chen, brought a Tweet to my attention: a screen reader user encountered a content barrier on an…
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Webinar: COVID-19 Resiliency & Empowering Women

A woman juggling multiple tasks and responsibilities

One of UC’s cybersecurity partners, FireEye, will host a March 25 panel discussion with women leaders on how women have persevered during COVID. Hosted by FireEye Executive Vice President and Chief of Business Operations Barbara Massa, the webinar will…
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The Future Is Now: UC Institute for Prediction Technology

A person's brain, lit up, with connection points

By Jeané Blunt. Using technology to predict the future sounds like something straight out of a movie, possibly starring Tom Cruise. In reality, the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus organization that leverages…
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