We Stand in Solidarity Against Racism
The Department of Bioengineering stands in solidarity with our students, staff and faculty against social injustice and acts of racism. We are shocked and saddened by the recent, brutal deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Rayshard Brooks and others. Like many members of our community, we are frustrated that these deaths are only the most recent manifestations of long-standing racial inequality in this country.
The Department supports the call to action made by the Bourns College of Engineering.
• We acknowledge that systemic racism permeates and poisons all levels of academia.
• We affirm that the Department has zero tolerance for racism, institutional bias or acts of violence against Black members of our community.
• We are committed to supporting Black students and combating the bias and inequity they face.
• We are committed to critically examining our recruitment and retention efforts to better support Black students, faculty and staff.
We would also like to take this moment to recognize the essential contributions made every day by Black students, faculty and staff. They are part of the Bioengineering family, and the department would not be as strong today without their efforts.
Bioengineering Emergency Operation Plan Summary
For police, medical emergencies, fire, and earthquake:
- Dial 9-1-1 (911 call from a cell phone will contact the nearest CHP first, then be transferred to UCRPD).
- Dial (951) 827-5222 from a cell phone (call directly to UCRPD).
- If necessary, the campus fire alarm pull-boxes can be used to summon an emergency response from UCPD.
Skin contact: external exposure (splash):
- Call 911 and ask for assistance from co-workers if available
- Start shower/eye wash.
- Remove contaminated clothing, if appropriate.
- Wash for at least 15 minutes.
- Seek additional assistance as necessary.
- Leave the area and go to an area with fresh air.
- If you have shortness of breath or trouble breathing, call 911 for help.
- Call 911 for help.
- Call the National Capital Poison Center (800) 222-1222 for poison emergencies.
For hazardous material spill or release:
- If you have been trained and have the proper materials, contain or clean up the spill and call EH&S at (951) 827-5528.
- If you have not been trained or cannot contain the spill, call 911 for help.
If an emergency occurs, the Department will be notified in the following manner: (Refer to the emergency contact cell phone numbers posted on each lab door).
- First Contact: Xiaoping Hu: Department Chair @2-2925; then cell phone @404-428-8078
- Second Contact: PI of the lab ( contact information is posted on lab doors)
- Third Contact: Hong Xu: Senior Development Engineer @ 2-7235; then cell phone @ (951) 403-0932
- Fourth Contact: Nancy Ford, FAO @ 2-5025, then cell phone @ (951) 790-8360