UCR’s Dr. Paul Eric Lyons Joins Board

March 1, 2013

Paul Eric Lyons, M.D., a family physician and Senior Associate Dean of the UC Riverside School of Medicine, has recently joined Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  Dr. Lyons received his medical degree from Ohio State University and completed his residency in family medicine and community health at the University of Minnesota.  He was formerly a professor and associate chair for clinical education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  While at Temple University, he earned the Great Teachers Award, the university’s highest teaching recognition, and the student-chosen Russell and Pearl Moses Endowed Medical Award for Outstanding Teaching.

At UCR, Dr. Lyons is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and serves on the Executive Committee of the School of Medicine, where he is responsible for developing and managing the curriculum leading to a medical degree at UCR.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff, welcome Dr. Lyons!


Riverside Medical Clinic Employees Recognized on Valentine’s Day

March 1, 2013

Over 850 Riverside Medical Clinic employees were recognized this past February by the Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation at its second annual Valentine’s Day event to honor all the men and women who provide “Legendary Care” to our community.  Because Riverside Medical Clinic employees work different shifts in numerous locations across the Inland Empire, Foundation staff began the day early and traveled between Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Corona, and Moreno Valley to make sure that every employee working on Valentine’s Day received a red carnation and a special Valentine’s greeting.  We could not have done this without the help of our wonderful volunteers who put in many hours to help us get ready for this event. Thank you to our volunteers and to the caring and dedicated physicians and staff of the Riverside Medical Clinic!


Endometriosis Family Support Group Receives Grant

March 1, 2013

Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation is pleased to announce being awarded a $10,000 grant from AbbVie, formerly Abbott Pharmaceuticals. The funds will support operational costs of our Endometriosis Family Support Group, the only face-to-face support group in the United States.

This monthly group provides the latest in relevant medical information about this debilitating disease, support in the form of relating personal experiences, and the establishment of a supportive social network. Many women who have this common, benign, chronic, estrogen-dependent disorder suffer in solitude. Having a monthly gathering for these patients and their spouses serves as a healthy emotional support system as they maneuver through this difficult time.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, staff and members of the Endometriosis Family Support Group, Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation would like to thank AbbVie for its generous support.