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Jiyo, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine Launch New UC Wellbeing Channel on UCTV


Today, New York Times best-selling author and wellness expert Deepak Chopra, M.D. announces a partnership between Jiyo, his new holistic wellness platform, the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing to launch the UC Wellbeing Channel. The new channel will offer curated health and wellness content from highly acclaimed University of California faculty and thought leaders and will be freely accessible through Jiyo and UCTV, the broadcast and online television network of the University of California.

“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 Dr. 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.”
The UC Wellbeing Channel, hosted online at, will bring viewers the latest groundbreaking and intellectually credible research from internationally renowned UC San Diego experts including 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 the neurosciences department at UC San Diego. The channel includes content from numerous other UC faculty, including UC San Francisco and UCLA. In addition, the channel will feature leading mind-body healing content from the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, as well as Jiyo’s distinguished network of wellness experts across disciplines.
Recently launched, Jiyo is a wellbeing platform intended to be a companion to enable personal transformation, focusing on five pillars of wellness including personal growth, exercise, nutrition, sleep, and relationships and offering insights from leading global experts including Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Kimberly Snyder, Eddie Stern and Tara Stiles. As part of the launch of the UC Wellbeing Channel, Jiyo will offer a dedicated channel with UC Wellbeing content within the platform. Additionally, all University of California students will be offered free access to a premium subscription to Jiyo, which offers meditations and other wellbeing approaches specifically targeted toward students to reduce stress and anxiety, for one year.
Paul J Mills, a UC San Diego professor of family medicine and public health and director of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health, will serve as the faculty director for the new channel. “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.”
Mary Walshok, associate vice chancellor of public programs and dean of UC San Diego Extension, oversees UCTV and the UC Wellbeing Channel. “This partnership delivers on the promised mission of research universities to extend their knowledge and resources to the larger global community,” Walshok said. “Together we are enabling free and unlimited access to the latest and most innovative information on one of the most important topics – health and wellbeing.”
About JIYO
Jiyo is a comprehensive digital platform that allows users to engage, learn, and interact with a diverse range of information, articles, videos and reminders that help them to be their best selves. Jiyo’s intuitive technology tracks users’ behavior and then offers insights and suggestions based on their habits. This kind of 360-degree wellness covers exercise, meditation, relationships, finances, and finding purpose in the everyday. Besides useful content and encouraging reminders, Jiyo is also committed to fostering community, connecting users to world leaders and experts on wellbeing and allowing them to create bonds with like-minded people who use the platform. Jiyo’s aim is to make users more aware, identify their unique sets of strengths, and create a pathway to making every moment of life count.
About The Chopra Center
The Chopra Center for Wellbeing was founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. in 1996. Located in Carlsbad, California, the Center offers a wide variety of programs, retreats, and teacher training programs that integrate the healing arts of the East with the best in modern Western medicine. The Chopra Center has helped millions of people around the world find peace of mind, physical balance, and emotional healing. The website is your starting point on the path to wellbeing.
About UCTV
Founded in 2000, UCTV is a public-serving media organization featuring programming from throughout the University of California, the nation's premier research university system made up of ten campuses, three national labs and several affiliated institutions. UCTV embraces the core missions of the University of California -- teaching, research, and public service – by sharing high quality, in-depth content generated across multiple disciplines.  Reaching the public through cable, online, YouTube, iTunes, Roku, and mobile apps, UCTV transports knowledge far beyond the campus borders and into the homes and lives of inquisitive viewers around the world.