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News 2012

2012

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DEC 28UC Irvine is among a handful of the nation’s medical schools that are making ultrasound training a standard part of the curriculum.
DEC 27UC Irvine dream team of medical specialists rescue Fountain Valley baby born with a giant tumor.
DEC 20UC Irvine's School of Medicine, which was the first to offer its medical students a completely digital learning environment, is a national leader in hi-tech educational methods.
DEC 19Hospital evacuations are fraught with peril, says UC Irvine's Dr. Kristi L. Koenig in an interview weighing reactions following Hurricane Sandy.
DEC 18Plans for a new $15-million center in Orange County dedicated to autism treatment and research were announced this week; the new center will be operated by UC Irvine.
DEC 17UC Irvine's Dr. Warren Wiechmann participates in a webcast aimed at sharing best practices for iPad use in medical schools.
DEC 13Childhood obesity: "We've taken the healthiest rehydration method, water, and substituted high-calorie beverages," said UC Irvine's Pediatrics Chair Dan Cooper, MD.
DEC 13UC Irvine will receive $14 million in public and private funds to expand autism research and create a comprehensive clinic that will offer autism diagnostic services and treatment.
DEC 11Dr. Ulrike Luderer, UC Irvine associate professor of medicine, has been named to the state Developmental & Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee.
DEC 10UC Irvine radiology researcher Joyce Keyak to aid NASA bone density study, evaluating astronauts' hip fracture risk from space travel.
DEC 04“We bit the bullet on a little bit of a delay to get an even better building,” said Roger Steinert, director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, which is scheduled for a September opening.
DEC 03Mary Twomey, UC Irvine elder abuse expert, tells how to spot the signs of abuse and what to do to prevent it.
NOV 29Rozanne Sandri-Goldin, chair of microbiology & molecular genetics, is one of 13 from UC Irvine named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
NOV 29UC Irvine medical and tech students face off to create the best app; the winner helps users find relief centers in a natural disaster.
NOV 26Brief exercise immediately enhances memory, according to a UC Irvine study; results apply to older adults both with and without cognitive deficits.
NOV 26A new study that questions the value of mammography screening "is harming women," says UC Irvine radiologist Stephen Feig, MD.
NOV 20UC Irvine School of Medicine and Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences students team up to create Apple-based applications with healthcare utility.
NOV 19UC Irvine's Dr. Sheldon Greenfield has been named to an advisory panel that will develop a quality improvement plan for the state's $46 billion-a-year Medi-Cal program.
NOV 19Magazine names UC Irvine stem cell research duo to list of "Hottest 25 People in O.C."
NOV 15UC Irvine study: A delay in transporting some trauma patients is linked to in-hospital mortality.
NOV 07UC Irvine researchers have created a new stem cell-derived cell type with unique promise for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
NOV 01UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton researchers join forces to conduct novel pilot studies targeting cancer health disparities.
OCT 25UC Irvine orthopaedic surgery chair gains prestigious American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship.
OCT 23State emergency medicine panel taps UC Irvine’s Kristi L. Koenig, MD.
OCT  22UC Irvine study links poor physical performance to increased odds of dementia in those 90 and older.
OCT 17A sweeping UC Irvine-led study on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals shows that using antimicrobial soap significantly cuts bloodstream infections.
OCT 17UC Irvine research shows language, ethnicity play a role in postoperative behavioral changes among children.
OCT 17UC Irvine and Brown researchers have created a new fruit fly model of epilepsy revealing mechanisms behind fever-induced seizures.
OCT 11UC Irvine's Program in Geriatrics is awarded $1 million by the U.S. Administration on Aging to combat elder abuse.
OCT 10UC Irvine brain tumor specialist launches clinical trial of a vaccine targeting deadly glioblastoma multiforme cells.
OCT 09Chronic kidney disease alters intestinal microbial flora, UC Irvine study finds; results help explain serious health, dietary complications in renal failure patients.
OCT 05Alzheimer's Association honors UC Irvine's Dr. Claudia Kawas by recognizing her as a 2012 Visionary Woman.
OCT 02School of Medicine honors Dr. William Bunney for contributions to UC Irvine and the field of neuropsychiatry.
OCT 02Students tour UC Irvine's Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and see science in a whole new light.
OCT 02Efforts to treat disorders such as Lou Gehrig's disease, dementia and Paget's disease will receive a boost from a new research model created by UC Irvine scientists.
SEP 28Study points to potential for improvement in the care, quality of life of epilepsy patients; UC Irvine neurologist promotes screening for newly diagnosed.
SEP 26UC Irvine study finds that increasing natural marijuana-like chemicals in the brain can help correct behavioral issues related to fragile X syndrome, a genetic cause of autism.
SEP 21One of the biggest challenges medical schools face using iPads is how to make the tool workable for faculty, says UC Irvine's Dr. Warren Wiechmann.
SEP 19Women often avoid the topic of pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) because they think it's a normal part of aging – which it's not, says UC Irvine's Karen Noblett, MD.
SEP 19UC Irvine scientists participate in an international study showing that human brains share a consistent genetic blueprint and possess enormous biochemical complexity.
SEP 18UC Irvine doctors aim for better coordination -- and results-- in joint replacement surgeries.
SEP 17UC Irvine researchers identify a major reason why melanoma is largely resistant to chemotherapy.
SEP 17UC Irvine creates unique BYOD (bring-your-own-device) mobile security system.
SEP 14Dr. Laura Mosqueda, director of UC Irvine’s Program in Geriatrics, appears on “The Doctors” to explain what happens to the brain when affected by dementia.
SEP 06Stem cell research funding agency awards $37.3 million for UC Irvine efforts to treat Alzheimer's disease and retinitis pigmentosa.
SEP 05Spinal cord injury patients taking part in a human neural stem cells clinical trial report that they have regained sensation.
AUG  22UC Irvine microbiologists discover a new approach to fighting viral illnesses; study identifies how RNA viruses hijack a host cell to multiply.
AUG 16In summer 2013, UC Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute will bring together academia, the eye industry and patients. The goal: eliminating blindness.
AUG 03UC Irvine last week celebrated the first major step in the completion of a state-of-the-art vision care facility that will house the county’s only academic eye center.
AUG 02Combining two drugs normally given as single agents significantly extended the lives of women with metastatic breast cancer, UC Irvine researcher says.
AUG 01Oncologists at UC Irvine Medical Center are pairing robotic baby seals with women receiving chemotherapy to study whether the cuddly mechanical creatures can ease pain.
JUL 31Stress causes our body and brain to release hormones that can help us fight or flee danger, says UC Irvine Dr. Tallie Z. Baram. But these same hormones may hinder memory.
JUL 27UC Irvine researchers share in $20-million grant to test human neural stem cells in patients with spinal cord injuries.
JUL 26Donors and UC Irvine officials celebrate milestone in construction of new home for the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
JUL 18CBS News reports on genetic engineering by molecular biologist Anthony James that could halt the spread of malaria.
JUL 17Eye surgeon Sam Garg tells Reuters that cataract surgery is a safe procedure, but that not everyone needs it.
JUL 17For the 12th consecutive year, UC Irvine Medical Center is ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report.
JUL 13School of Medicine Dean Ralph V. Clayman, M.D., reflects on 10 years of accomplishment at UC Irvine.
JUL 10Dr. Betty Tu and Dr. David Tsoong, whose contributions helped build UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, will receive the university's highest honor, the UCI Medal.
JUL 10UC Irvine’s Department of Emergency Medicine is providing iPads to all 18 of its resident physicians.
JUL 09New research supports anecdotal evidence that cranberry juice or extract promotes urinary tract health, says UC Irvine's Dr. Deborah Wing.
JUL 03Dr. Frank Meyskens, founding director of UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, is named vice dean for the UC Irvine School of Medicine.
JUL 02UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Jason Zell suggests grilling vegetables, such as veggie burgers and Portobello mushrooms, to lessen cancer danger often found in barbecued meat.
JUN 29Scientists, including a UC Irvine team, use cells derived from skin cells to create human neurons that exhibit the effects of Huntington's disease.
JUN 26Two UC Irvine ophthalmologists implant miniature telescopes in the eyes of patients with macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans.
JUN 25UC Irvine neuroscientist Leslie Thompson is named editor of "The Journal of Huntington's Disease," the first academic journal dedicated to the disease.
JUN 19Ageless Alliance, a social justice movement established by UC Irvine, launches a national campaign at the White House to spread awareness about the abuse of the elderly.
JUN 15UC Irvine radiologist and another researcher share a $6.8 million grant to assess whether mammography can reveal heart disease risk.
JUN 13UC Irvine School of Medicine and UNE School of Rural Medicine in Armidale, Australia, create a permanent videoconferencing link allowing long-distance medical simulation training.
JUN 12UC Irvine researchers create mosquitoes incapable of transmitting malaria; advance provides genetic options for controlling disease spread.
JUN 08Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA, speaks at the AAMC "Information Technology in Academic Medicine" conference on "Rebooting UC Irvine's Medical Curriculum with the iPad."
JUN 06UC Irvine Medical Center has been honored with a safety grade of A by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit organization.
JUN 05School of Medicine departments are participating in the UC Irvine Sustainability Research Inventory, a project promoting awareness of campus environmental research.
MAY 30Marijuana compound can treat schizophrenia with few side effects, according to a preliminary trial; UC Irvine researcher terms findings: "Phenomenal."
MAY 25UC Irvine urologists say proposal to abandon a prostate cancer screening test is misguided.
MAY 25UC Irvine researcher Thomas Lane receives $4.8 million grant to develop a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis using stem cells.
MAY 24UC Irvine team, led by Fan-Gang Zeng, PhD, lauded for "significant clinical breakthrough" in treatment for tinnitus.
MAY 24UC Irvine's William E. Bunney, MD, receives CINP's prestigious Pioneer Award during the biennial meeting of the international society.
MAY 21The American College of Physicians has elected Dr. Alpesh Amin, chair of the Department of Medicine, to Mastership, an honor conferred only on a select number of candidates.
MAY 16There are brain-protective steps that might help stall Alzheimer's, says UC Irvine's Dr. Carl Cotman during the NIH Alzheimer's disease conference in Bethesda, Md.
MAY 15UC Irvine's Richard Haier says brain scans could replace standardized testing; his decades-long research shows the most intelligent people often have highly efficient brains.
MAY 09An iPod-like device invented by UC Irvine scientists can temporarily blot out tinnitus, a painful ringing sound in the ears.
MAY 08UC Irvine study finds racial, economic disparities in ovarian cancer care and survival rates.
MAY 04Oswald Steward, PhD, is appointed senior associate dean of research for UC Irvine School of Medicine. Steward directs the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.
MAY 02A test for heart disease risk can help determine the long-term prognosis for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, say UC Irvine researchers.
APR 27UC Irvine experts will provide training in local nursing homes thanks to the settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging inadequate staffing at the facilities.
APR 25UC Irvine Medical Center's heart failure program and Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center again earn the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission.
APR 22Dr. Dean Baker, director of UC Irvine’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, tells the OC Register that aerial anti-mosquito spraying may be a health risk, especially for children.
APR 16UC Irvine's Dr. Dan M. Cooper is named chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
APR 13New York Times quotes UC Irvine's Dr. Michael T. Alkire, associate professor of anesthesiology, in an article on studying the states of consciousness.
APR 05UC Irvine's SeniorHealth Center offers a holistic approach that embraces both the person and the family, says Dr. Laura Mosqueda, chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
APR 03Orange County mom gains hope when UC Irvine neuromuscular expert Dr. Annabel Wang identifies her condition after 10 years of misdiagnosis.
MAR 29Shine the Light dinner raises $350,000 to benefit research efforts and support construction of a new building at UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
MAR 28"Pump iron, get stronger and improve your cardiovascular condition," says UC Irvine geriatrician Dr. Laura Mosqueda, chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
MAR 20UC Irvine study reveals that circadian rhythms - our own body clock - control the production of key building blocks such as amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids.
MAR 19During Match Day ceremonies, students in UC Irvine's School of Medicine class of 2012 discover which residency programs they will attend in July.
MAR 19UC Irvine's Dr. Nitin Bhatia says he expects SpineAssist "technology to improve outcomes, shorten surgical times and enhance healing."
MAR 16UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Shaista Malik says the first step to heart health "is to know whether you’re at risk or not."
MAR 14UC Irvine-led study uncovers how salmonella thrives in the digestive tract despite the immune system’s efforts to destroy it.
MAR 14Worked to death? CBS News reports on 10 jobs that may hurt your heart, with comments from UC Irvine Dr. Peter Schnall.
MAR 13Graduating students from UC Irvine School of Medicine participate in the annual Match Day tradition of publicly learning which residency programs they'll enter.
MAR 08Pioneering hematologist Dr. Edward Shanbrom dies; in 2007, UC Irvine dedicated Edward Shanbrom, M.D. Hall to him, in recognition of his work.
MAR 06Blocking a marijuana-like brain chemical helps mice stay slim, reports ABC News, quoting a UC Irvine-led study.
MAR 05During March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, UC Irvine Healthcare offers information and tips on screening, detection and treatment.
MAR 05Dr. George Baerveldt, a UC Irvine professor of ophthalmology, receives the American Glaucoma Society's Innovator Award for extraordinary contributions in his field.
MAR 01Latest iMedEd blog update reviews medical apps and products to help medical students make the most of their iPad and mobile technology.
FEB 29Orange County Register columnist extols the virtues of having shoulder replacement surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center, "one of America's best hospitals."
FEB 24Olivier Civelli, Ph.D., is appointed chair of UC Irvine's Department of Pharmacology
FEB 24UC Irvine's Dr. Dan Cooper notes that "it’s intuitive that exercise is good for children, but translating that into approaches that influence health has been difficult."
FEB 23UC Irvine's Dr. Ping Wang says that "learning to manage your cholesterol levels through your diet and exercise can make a significant impact on health."
FEB 22UC Irvine Care-a-thon encourages students to get up and dance for a cause: UC Irvine Medical Center's NICU
FEB 21Husband-and-wife stem-cell researchers Brian Cummings and Aileen Anderson are running five UC Irvine research programs and leading 17 researchers, all funded by $2.2 million in grants.
FEB 15Southern California children often suffer severe burns caused by beach accidents involving hot coals, says Dr. Nicole Bernal, UC Irvine Regional Burn Center.
FEB 13Dr. Jerome S. Tobis, 96, founding chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Irvine, dies. He continued to teach until last summer.
FEB 10Chocolate gives us a sweet little high because the chemicals in it mimic marijuana in some ways, suggests research by UC Irvine's Dr. Daniele Piomelli.
FEB 02UC Irvine's Dr. Christopher Zachary says laser treatments can work together with toxins to eliminate the early wrinkling that comes with aging and excessive sun exposure.
JAN 31Dr. Laura Mosqueda, family medicine chair, endorses social interaction, a diet of fruits and vegetables, plus physical and mental exercise, to avoid dementia.
JAN 25A new School of Medicine master's program fosters biomedical and clinical research, preparing scientists to turn research into improved patient care.
JAN 23Eating healthy fats might help your memory, suggests a study by UC Irvine's Daniele Piomelli and colleagues.
JAN 10The vulnerable, fast-growing U.S. elderly population’s increasing dependence on caretakers and relatives is a “recipe for disaster,” UC Irvine’s Dr. Laura Mosqueda tells USA Today.
JAN 06Acute kidney failure, which Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon likely suffers from, often goes undetected, UC Irvine's Dr. Madeleine Pahl tells the Los Angeles Times.
JAN 05UC Irvine earns second LEED Platinum rating in a month for Sue & Bill Gross Hall, the university's $80-million home for stem cell research.
JAN 03Blood clots like the one that killed Rapper Heavy D are "silent killers" that can occur after a long period of inactivity, such as his cross-Atlantic flight, says UC Irvine's Dr. Matthew Butteri.
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