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UC Riverside Medical School gets $25 million, can double size

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine received $25 million in ongoing funding in the state budget signed this week, which school officials say will allow them to double the number of doctors they train, from 250 to 500.

The expansion will be gradual, reaching 125 students in each upcoming class by about 2025 as hiring and building takes off. That will allow the school to help address the Inland Empire’s doctor shortage, said Deborah Deas, the vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine.

Our children are relying on us: Complete the Census

As a new mother to three infants, I immediately hoped for what every parent in our community wants for their children: the best and brightest future for our children.

That is why, when our family’s Census form arrived in the mail, we made sure to count every person in our home, especially our infant triplets.

UC Riverside Medical School gets $25 million, can double size

The school’s largest building now fits 80 students, which is part of the reason the number of incoming students has grown only from 50 the first year to 77 in 2020. Plans are ready for a new, larger building that should be complete by 2023, Deas said.

The funding will also allow the school to hire more full-time faculty and staff and purchase additional state-of-the-art equipment for classrooms and the simulation center.

Senator Richard Roth, Assemblyman Jose Medina and Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, all Democrats based in Riverside, sponsored the increased funding.

Newsom’s budget boosts UC Riverside medical school funding

Roth, in partnership with assembly members Sabrina Cervantes and Jose Medina, both D-Riverside, introduced legislation last year to spend $80 million on a “dedicated facility” for the medical school, which opened in 2013. A boost in ongoing state funding was part of the bill, but final budget negotiations last summer left that increased support in limbo.

Inland Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes gives birth to triplets

Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, gave birth to two boys and a girl last week, her office announced Monday, Dec. 16.

“My wife and I … are deeply grateful for the love and support from our family, friends, and the medical team who have been with us on this exciting journey,” Cervantes said in a news release. “We look forward to celebrating the holidays with the three newest additions to our family.”

Cervantes and her family are in good health, the release added.

Sabrina Cervantes, legisladora latina de California, da a luz trillizos

La asambleísta de Corona, Sabrina Cervantes se convirtió en la primera legisladora de California en dar a luz a trillizos, dos niños y una niña.

“Mi esposa y yo hemos sido bendecidos con tres recién nacidos. Estamos profundamente agradecidos por el amor y apoyo de nuestra familia, amigos y el equipo médico que ha estado con nosotras en este emocionante viaje”, dijo en un comunicado.

“Estamos deseando celebrar estos días de fiesta con estos tres nuevos miembros de nuestra familia. Les pedimos sus oraciones y buenos deseos”, afirmó.

Postpartum mental illness: The health crisis no expectant mother expects

Eva Schwartz didn’t have a history of mental illness. There were never any indicators that the birth of her first child would spark a years-long struggle that would threaten her marriage and her life.

Schwartz was 29 in 2015, with a stable home life in Sacramento, as she awaited the arrival of her firstborn son, Isaac. She felt prepared. She had taken all the classes, followed all the mommy pages on Facebook. She was going to have a natural birth, she said, and exclusively breastfeed once Isaac was born.