University of California Launches Wellbeing Channel


The University of California San Diego's UC Wellbeing Channel is launching, due to a partnership between its School of Medicine, Jiyo and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. The channel will feature health and wellness programming from experts such as Dr. Rob Knight, professor and co-founder of the American Gut Project; Dr. Larry Smarr, a leader in the field of microbiomes and founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology; and Dr. Bill Mobley, chair of neurosciences department at UC San Diego. The channel will also feature mind-body healing content from Deepak Chopra, M.D., and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

“The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is highly acclaimed for contributing some of the most cutting-edge research in the health and wellness discipline,” said Chopra, who is a UC San Diego clinical professor of family medicine and public health. “Enabling access to the knowledge of these renowned experts through freely accessible platforms such as Jiyo and UCTV will continue to underscore our mission to democratize wellbeing and impact one billion lives around the world.”

Jiyo is a recently launched wellbeing platform that is intended to be a companion to aid with personal transformation. Focusing on the five pillars of wellness, personal growth, exercise, nutrition, sleep and relationships, the company plans to offer insights from global experts and will provide a dedicated channel for UC Wellbeing. Also, students will have access to a free subscription to Jiyo for a year, including meditations and other wellbeing approaches specified for students.

Paul Mills, UC San Diego professor of family medicine and public health and director of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health, said, “For over fifteen years, UCTV has been drawing on the vast educational resources of UC system, the nation’s premier educational research university. The new UC Wellbeing Channel will curate and deliver all existing UC content relevant to wellbeing as well as partner with other institutions and experts for content to offer viewers an unparalleled resource of knowledge and inspiration to support their own wellbeing.”

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