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Medicine in our Backyard with Katie Rankell, RD CDE

Medicine in our Backyard


 The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation in collaboration with UCI Health is pleased to virtually present the 2020-2021 season of Medicine in Our Backyard featuring an extraordinary group of renowned doctors and researchers speaking on a wide range of topics. The UCI doctors present the latest studies and newest technologies in an engaging online forum. This series is funded in part by the generosity of long time Newport Beach Public Library Foundation members Mike and Polly Smith


Rankell, KatieA New You – Reaching and Maintaining Your Healthiest Weight

Katie Rankell, RD, CDE

Program Director, UCI Health Weight Management, Registered Dietician, Certified Diabetes Educator

Monday, January 25, 2021, 4pm


Struggling with your weight? Experiencing a quarantine creep? Learn the key to why we gain weight and how to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off for good. Be aware of the dangers of yoyo dieting and how to sort through all the conflicting diet information. Katie Rankell has over 18 years’ experience in weight management and nutrition counseling. She greatly enjoys watching people improve their health and live much more enjoyable active lifestyles.



More Medicine in our Backyard....

Kim, CyHeart Health During a Pandemic

Cy Kim, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

Monday, February 22, 2021 4pm



Dr_BencaSleep in the time of COVID

Ruth Benca, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
UCI School of Medicine

Monday, March 22, 2021 4pm

COVID-19 has affected our sleep patterns—and the sleep problems and disorders that may develop can impact our ability to fight off infection. Disturbed sleep also affects our ability to develop immunity to vaccinations. What can we do to offset the effects from lack of sleep? Dr. Benca will explain the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders and discuss recommended treatments.



Event details and RSVP Information: 

  • Location: NBPL Foundation’s ZOOM Webinar Room 
  • Virtual doors open 10 minutes before 4:00pm
  • Virtual presentation followed by Q &A

 Questions? Contact Director of Programs Kunga Wangmo-Upshaw kupshaw@nbplf.foundation or 949-717-3818.

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