Month: April 2011

UC Irvine News Brief: Newspaper profiles first spinal cord injury patient to get UCI stem cell treatment

Paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident last September, Timothy Atchinson now reports some very slight sensation in his legs.

UCI physician leads study to ease children's fear of surgery

Dr. Zeev Kain, professor and chair of anesthesiology & perioperative care, will use a $3.2 million National Institutes of Health grant for a research effort aimed at lessening the anxiety and pain children feel before and after an operation.

UCI to celebrate Earth Day with tree-planting event

Campus also was honored twice this month for its commitment to sustainability.

Greg Hickok

Studying what happens when words fail

With renewed NIH funding, cognitive scientist Greg Hickok studies the neural origins of speech disorders.

Dr. Dawn M. Lombardo

Doctor fights the No. 1 killer of women

Dr. Dawn M. Lombardo directs a UC Irvine Medical Center program to combat cardiovascular disease through research, treatment and education. She’s especially interested in improving care for women.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI MIND director partners with StemCells Inc. to create new Alzheimer's treatments

Frank LaFerla will study the therapeutic potential of the company’s human neural stem cells.

UC Irvine News Brief: Soltesz gets grant to study novel ways to halt epileptic seizures

Professor and chair of anatomy & neurobiology awarded $1.2 million to research selective use of optical fibers in the brain.

Celia Goulding

Another iron in the fire against TB

UC researchers have found a possible alternate path for TB to spread in the human body.

UCI golfer to tour Asia with NCAA all-star team

Lalita Patipaksiri became the first UC Irvine women’s golfer to be chosen to participate with the prestigious NCAA All-Star Golf Team, which will tour Asia this summer.

Behrouz Shafei

Fellowship winner is engineering a better future

Doctoral candidate gauges infrastructure vulnerability to natural disasters.