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Medicine in our Backyard with Dr. Susan Huang

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


Dr. HuangCOVID-19 Vaccines: UCI Health Answers Your Questions

Susan Huang, MD

Infectious Disease Specialist

Monday, February 22, 2021, 4pm


COVID-19 vaccines are becoming widely available to the public. Dr. Susan Huang, an infectious diseases physician and director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention for UCI Health, will discuss the top 10 questions about COVID vaccines – what they are, how well they work, what is known about safety and allergies, and other important issues. Bring your most pressing questions!



More Medicine in our Backyard....

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 or 949-717-3818.

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