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2017

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DEC 21UC Irvine anatomy and neurobiology professor Daniele Piomelli advocates ending a federal block on marijuana research to understand its real benefits and risks.
DEC 21The Orange County Medical Association recognizes 150 UC Irvine School of Medicine faculty members as "Physicians of Excellence."
DEC 07UC Irvine School of Medicine earns highest level accreditation from Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
DEC 06Dr. J. Christian Fox, founder of UC Irvine's Ultrasound in Medical Education program, tells Smithsonian magazine that ultrasound is still underused in medicine today.
DEC UC Irvine School of Medicine faculty members Emiliana Borrelli, PhD, and Rozanne M. Sandri-Goldin, PhD, named Chancellor's Professors.
NOV 29UC Irvine epidemiologist Christine McLaren, PhD, is awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who.
NOV 16UC Irvine molecular and cellular neurobiologist Emiliana Borrelli, PhD, received the prestigious 2017 Camillo Golgi Medal at the University of Brescia in Italy.
NOV 16Amid concerns about CRISPR gene-editing tools, UC Irvine vector biologist Anthony James says his lab equips test mosquitos with self-limiting gene drives.
NOV 06The School of Medicine's emphasis on teaching medical students to cook nutritious food is "smart," says a writer in the Sacramento Bee.
NOV 06Robot-assisted colorectal surgery produces results on par with traditional methods, but it takes longer and costs more, a UC Irvine professor of surgery reports.
NOV 02Research led by UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh suggests that high-protein diets may cause long-term damage to kidney function.
NOV 01UC Irvine study suggests using caution when selecting patients for outpatient gastric sleeve surgery, says lead author Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen, chair of the Department of Surgery.
OCT 18UC Irvine Health trauma surgeon brings the national "Stop the Bleed" campaign to Orange County with classes on how to stop life-threatening bleeding.
OCT 17UC Irvine molecular biologist Emiliana Borrelli, PhD, is named a Knight of France's National Order of the Légion d’Honneur.
SEP 13UC Irvine leads an $8-million project to develop an implantable device that can restore sensation and the ability to walk in spinal cord injury patients.
SEP 05Dr. Shalini Shah is named director of the UC Irvine Health Center for Pain and Wellness, overseeing services at the medical center and Gottschalk Plaza.
AUG 23 Suzanne Sandmeyer, PhD, is named the UC Irvine School of Medicine's senior associate dean for research.
AUG 16Dr. Cynthia Haq of the University of Wisconsin is named chair of the Department of Family Medicine, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
AUG 15Excess amounts during pregnancy of an amino acid found in meat, cheese and beans may alter prenatal brain development related to schizophrenia, UC Irvine researchers have found.
AUG 10A UC Irvine-led study shows that a low-calorie diet helps keep energy-regulating processes humming and the body younger.
AUG 08U.S. News & World Report recognizes UC Irvine Medical Center as one of "America’s Best Hospitals" for the 17th consecutive year.
JUL 26Retina specialist Dr. Baruch Kuppermann is named chair of the School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
JUL 25Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, UC Irvine's director of medical ethics, says it's "troubling" if parents like those of British infant Charlie Gard are prevented from seeking alternative treatments.
JUL 20UC Irvine brain tumor expert Dr. Daniela Bota talks to CBS Los Angeles about glioblastomas, the type of tumor diagnosed in U.S. Sen. John McCain.
JUL 10Dr. Michael J. Stamos is appointed dean of UC Irvine School of Medicine.
JUL 09UC Irvine Alzheimer's expert Dr. Claudia Kawas tells "60 Minutes" that a clinical trial in Colombia may offer hope for intervention before the disease strikes.
JUN 19UC Irvine School of Medicine earns full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
JUN 07Remembering Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Director Roger Steinert, MD, Irving H. Leopold Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
MAY 18UC Irvine neurologist Dr. Claudia Kawas says drugs developed for dementia may help a bit, but results vary from patient to patient.
MAY 16UC Irvine researchers identify mechanism that causes 'leaky' brain blood vessels in Huntington's disease patients.
MAY 12Inspired by the UC Irvine Medical Center obstetrician who delivered her, history-making quadruplet Brianna Miner will graduate from UC Irvine School of Medicine in June.
MAY 08UC Irvine molecular biologist Anthony James to lead a $2-million initiative to combat malaria in Africa.
MAY 05Neurobiology professor Daniele Piomelli is working with the UC Irvine School of Law to create an interdisciplinary cannabis research institute.
MAR 24Latino kids with end-stage renal disease are at lower risk of death than peers of white and African-American descent, a study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh found.
MAR 14UC Irvine School of Medicine is again ranked among the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report.
MAR 13Long-term use of ADHD medications may suppress adult height, UC Irvine pediatrics professor James M. Swanson, PhD, writes in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
MAR 07UC Irvine researchers led by dermatologist Dr. Anand K. Ganesan have identified a key mutation that allows melanoma cells to hide from the body's immune system.
FEB 28How to respond to soaring rates of colorectal cancer in young adults is a challenge for health providers, UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Jason Zell tells the New York Times.
FEB 24Dr. Susan O'Brien discusses frontline treatment options for patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a video for Cancer Network.
FEB 23Six School of Medicine faculty members are named recipients of UC Irvine Institute for Clinical & Translation Science's 2017 Pilot Grant Awards for innovative research.
FEB 08Scary movies help UC Irvine researchers identify key brain circuits for processing fear.
FEB 06Cosmic radiation could cause cognitive problems for space travelers, UC Irvine's Charles Limoli, PhD, tells U.S. News & World Report.
FEB 03Surgeon donates kidney to anesthesiologist in a transplant procedure performed at UC Irvine Medical Center by Drs. Hirohito Ichii and Jaime Landman.
JAN 31Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, emeritus dean of UC Irvine School of Medicine, pens a guide to academic medical leadership.
JAN 17Developing high blood pressure late in life may actually help protect against dementia, according to a new study by UC Irvine neurology professor Maria Carrada-Bravo, PhD.
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