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In my early time on all 10 UC campuses, it became clear that some of the most exciting research often occurs when multiple disciplines come together around a single research topic.UC President Janet Napolitano
It turns out that clogged interstates may contribute to clogged arteries. ucirvine graduate researcher Sharine Wittkopp looks at how the increased air pollution caused by vehicle congestion causes blood pressure to rise and arteries to inflame, increasing incidents of heart attack and stroke.
Wittkoop’s data can provide policymakers and the public with a fuller picture of the impact of emissions.
I hope that an awareness of this problem will help strengthen policies designed to decrease emissions and reduce exposure-associated heart disease risk.
Keep up the great work, Sharine! As UC President Janet Napolitano recently said, “graduate students and post-docs are the essential links between teaching for California and researching for the world.”
* Great illustration created by ucresearch producer, Jess Wheelock
UC President Janet Napolitano announced a major University of California initiative intended to marshal resources across the UC system to address global challenges related to food.
The UC Global Food Initiative grows out of a commitment by Napolitano and the 10 UC campus chancellors to work collectively to intensify and expand the efforts of the world’s premier public research university to support healthy eating, sustainable agriculture and food security. Napolitano says the goal is far-reaching.
It is to do all we can to help the world learn to feed itself in ways that are healthy and sustainable in the use of resources. Our starting blocks for this initiative are our 10 campuses, our Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. That power of 10-plus makes UC well poised to take on this challenge on a scale not possible by any other higher education entity in the world.
Read more about the initiative.