News in Brief
UCI to Honor Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
On May 21, UC Irvine will present the UCI Citizen Peacebuilding Award to Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Ebadi is the only Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize, which she received in 2003 for her human rights activism and is the first female judge in her country. She has worked toward changing Iran’s discriminatory laws against women and more protection for children.
She currently teaches law at the University of Tehran.
$1 Million Grant to Help Latino Community
UniHealth Foundation recently granted $1 million to UC Irvine’s College of Medicine’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community, which is designed to meet the needs of the Latino community.
The PRIME-LC, which was launched in 2004 with eight first-year medical students, combines medical training focused on Latino-health issues with post-graduate work in environmental health, science and policy. Graduates can earn both a medical and master’s degree that focuses on Latino health-care.