Medicine in our Backyard 2021-2022

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation in collaboration with UCI Health is pleased to virtually present the 2021-2022 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.

The Medicine in Our Backyard 2021-22 Season included the following speakers. Go to “Archive” to view available recordings of the presentations.

Bernadette Boden-Albah

Delta Variant and Other COVID-19 Challenges

Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala, PhD
Director and Founding Dean of Public Health Program

Monday, September 27, 2021, 6:30pm

The Delta Variant makes up nearly 100% of the U.S. COVID-19 infections and has wreaked havoc on the global fight against the ensuing pandemic. Dr. Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean for the UCI Program in Public Health and professor of neurology for the UCI School of Medicine, will discuss the Delta Variant and what we’re up against. She will also discuss what we need to expect moving forward and what you can do to protect yourself and loved ones. Bring your most pressing questions!


Register Free

Program Details

  • All programs are held via ZOOM
  • Virtual Doors open 10 minutes before the presentation begins
  • Free Admission with registration


NBPLF is able to offer this program to the community because of the generosity of our sponsors Mike and Polly Smith and UCI Health

Video Archive

Click here to watch videos from past lectures


Contact Director of Programs Kunga Wangmo at 949-717-3818 or