The Magazine of UC Riverside

Winter 2013

First in the Family: It takes courage to enter a new academic world

UCR: The Magazine of UC Riverside. A New Kind of Doctor: The School of Medicine is set to be the training ground to increase desperately needed medical care in the region.

UCR Magazine's Winter 2013 Issue is Here

The School of Medicine

UCR's new School of Medicine could be the lifeline of the Inland region, a physician-starved area that has no shortage of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Our cover story tells the story of how UCR, with help from the local community, was able to get the School of Medicine launched and accredited. The future of Inland California health care is in the hands of its future physicians. UCR will train excellent doctors in a program designed to keep them in the Inland region.

These primary care doctors would practice the most-needed types of medicine and take responsibility for a region that consistently ranks among the least healthy in California. In this video, UCR's students, staff and faculty talk about the challenges of opening the first medical school in California in almost 50 years.

In this issue, you'll also get to meet our new Interim Chancellor, Jane Close Conoley. We pay tribute to one of UCR's most beloved chancellors, Timothy P. White. We take a look at the history of our beloved campus hangout — the Barn — and famous musicians who've made their mark here at UCR. We talk to Professor of Creative Writing Tom Lutz, in our new feature "From Mind to Market," with a look at the success of his internationally renowned website LA Review of Books. Lastly, a treat from an alumna, Carol Park, who made a short documentary of her experience as a Korean-American during the 1992 LA riots. Her film is shown in its entirety here.