Professional sports have their annual drafts; medical education has Match Day. That's when thousands of medical school graduates nationwide learn where they will begin their careers as doctors. A story and photo essay capture the 76 UCI students who learned where they matched in a festive, emotional March 19 event.
While Dr. Sheldon Greenfield's not quite a household name, he is making a significant impact. He's helping run a thriving campus research center, and he's engaged in high-level decision making in California and Washington, D.C., with international implications for biomedical research and healthcare.
Barack Obama swept into the presidency on a platform of change, one that includes a number of scientific policy and research issues. As a major research university, UC Irvine is deeply involved in some of these key areas - stem cells, global warming and alternative energy, to name a few. Research vice chancellor Susan Bryant discusses how changes made in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, especially during the current economic crisis, will impact research efforts at UCI.
The year has been exciting and rewarding for UC Irvine - from promising new research collaborations to impactful breakthroughs, dedicated outreach projects, diverse cultural activities, continued campus growth and athletic success.