Academic Initiatives were established by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor to support inter-school collaborations. Find out more.

Academic Initiatives

DATA SCIENCE INITIATIVE

In an increasingly data-centric world, electronic information has become a critical element in modern research, education, medicine and business. The data science initiative will bring together faculty from almost every school to explore overlapping interests in the area of data science/big data, including methodology, infrastructure, theory, policy, and education.

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EXERCISE MEDICINE & SPORT SCIENCES INITIATIVE
The initiative promotes scholarly activities and innovative discoveries in fields associated with movement, i.e. exercise medicine, sports science and rehabilitation and is dedicated to enhancing human health and wellness through teaching, basic and translational research, development of innovative technologies, service to the community, and clinical activities.

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INITIATIVE TO END FAMILY VIOLENCE
The mission of the Initiative to End Family Violence is to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care, and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention.

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MEDICAL HUMANITIES INITIATIVE
Uniting faculty from the School of Humanities, the School of Medicine, the School of Social Sciences and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, this initiative aims to advance a holistic understanding of the conditions and possibilities for health, healing, and well-being. Activities focus on promoting a healthcare model that’s patient-centered, culturally sensitive, and responsive to community needs.

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UCI OCEANS

Oceans are important for the Earth System but are vulnerable to human impacts such as climate change, overfishing, and pollution. Across campus, researchers at UCI are tackling pressing marine and on-shore environmental concerns and investigating questions at both global and local scales. 

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SALTON SEA INITIATIVE

The Salton Sea Initiative is part of the Water UCI and Sustainability Initiatives. This initiative includes a multidisciplinary group building connections among communities concerned about the sustainability challenges facing the Salton Sea region.

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SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE

This initiative provides a platform for interdisciplinary scholarship on the critical climate, environment, and resource issues confronting society. It promotes collaborations with diverse communities on and off campus in developing solutions to challenges affecting California and the globe. 

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WATER UCI

This initiative will foster collaboration in the fields of fundamental and applied water science, technology, engineering, management and policy. The team will tackle “grand challenges” – high-consequence, high-uncertainty problems that entail unprecedented mitigation costs, have the potential to generate social conflict, and may be approaching irreversibility. 

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