Dr. Nosratola D. Vaziri is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Laureate Award.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI nephrology chief honored by American College of Physicians

For the 14th consecutive year, UC Irvine Medical Center has been listed among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked in the top 50 nationally in three specialties: ear, nose & throat (33rd), geriatrics (39th) and nephrology (50th).

UC Irvine study patients with renal failure experienced changes the composition of intestinal bacterial microbes that are crucial to staving off disease-causing pathogens and maintaining micronutrient balance.

UC Irvine researchers have uncovered an important source of inflammation seen in people with chronic kidney disease, which is increasingly common due to the epidemic of obesity-related diabetes and hypertension.

UCI will be a clearinghouse for practical information supporting federal, state and local efforts to prevent, identify and effectively respond to elder abuse.

Eighty-eight are included in annual database compiled by “U.S. News & World Report.”