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Dr. Paul Bastard Explores Severe COVID Disparities

Dr. Paul Bastard Explores Severe COVID Disparities

Inaugural Recipient of the Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology Explores Disparity of COVID Severity.     By Justin Chapman As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, so much is still unknown about the coronavirus that has killed...

Dr. Lisa Wagar Explores Immune Reponses to Viruses and Vaccines

Dr. Lisa Wagar Explores Immune Reponses to Viruses and Vaccines

A California finalist for the 2021 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology, Dr. Wagar’s research focuses on translational human immunology and the use of organoids to understand the complex interactions between immune cells upon vaccination and...

Reducing Recidivism, Prioritizing Rehabilitation with the SB 990 Bill

Reducing Recidivism, Prioritizing Rehabilitation with the SB 990 Bill

Michelson Center for Public Policy co-sponsored state Senator Ben Hueso’s bill to ease the pathway to success and reduce recidivism, smooth the parole transfer process, and give formerly incarcerated individuals more opportunities to start a new life.   Removing...

Application Period for the 2022 Pet Awards Extended to Friday

Application Period for the 2022 Pet Awards Extended to Friday

The deadline for applications for the 2022 Pet Awards has been extended to this Friday, February 25!     The deadline for applications for the 2022 Pet Awards has been extended to this Friday, February 25! These awards are designed to recognize rental...

Studying How Lived Experience Benefits Latinx Systems-Impacted People

Studying How Lived Experience Benefits Latinx Systems-Impacted People

Hustle in Higher Education shares findings from interviews with 16 Latinx students with conviction histories (SCH) as they go from surviving to thriving.     Originally published on 20mm.org. Danny Murillo, our inaugural Smart Justice Fellow, has dedicated...

Creating a Post-Release Career Pathway for Incarcerated Firefighters

Creating a Post-Release Career Pathway for Incarcerated Firefighters

Spurred by devastating wildfires and a shortage of qualified firefighters, California is creating a pathway for incarcerated firefighters to continue their career post release.   To fight wildfires, California depends on incarcerated labor, who make up more than...

And Just Like That… Another Tired Stereotype

And Just Like That… Another Tired Stereotype

I was never a fan of the HBO series “Sex and the City” and certainly did not have any plans for watching the new HBO Max sequel “And Just Like That…,” but something came to my attention that compelled me to turn on the TV.     By Alya Michelson The Tired...