Campus News

Study identifies rates, severity of tinnitus in U.S.

Almost one in 10 adults in the U.S. have tinnitus, and noise exposure during occupational and leisure time is a likely risk factor, according to a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. UC Irvine Health otolaryngologist Dr. Harrison Lin and colleagues analyzed the representative 2007 National Health Interview Survey and […]

Stem cell therapy for retinitis pigmentosa found safe, well-tolerated in first-stage clinical trial

Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center researchers have reported that a therapy they created to cure retinitis pigmentosa is safe and well-tolerated, with no immunological issues, by the first group of patients enrolled in an ongoing phase I/II clinical trial. Led by the regenerative medicine company jCyte, the trial has successfully undergone four […]

Piomelli speaks before Senate subcommittee about medical benefits, risks of marijuana

With the medicinal use of cannabis gaining increased attention, UCI scientist Daniele Piomelli, who studies natural marijuana-like compounds in the body and their effect on health, spoke before a Senate subcommittee July 13 about the potential medical benefits and risks of the product. The meeting of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime & Terrorism focused […]

UCI and Los Angeles Rams bring professional football back to Orange County

Public can see players train on world-class campus field this summer and beyond

Mellon Foundation grant to support humanities research on a complex, changing world

With a $1.5 million grant to UCI from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UC Humanities Research Institute will explore new methods to understand rapidly evolving contemporary social and technological developments that defy traditional research approaches in the humanities. The Inquiry & Its Infrastructures: Horizons of the Humanities initiative will analyze four major themes: the […]

Gregory Washington

Engineering dean appointed to second term

­Gregory Washington has been appointed to a second five-year term as the Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering, effective July 1. He joined The Henry Samueli School of Engineering as dean in 2011 and has overseen a number of noteworthy accomplishments. Undergraduate enrollment has increased by 19 percent, while graduate enrollment has increased by 21 percent. […]

UC Irvine Health review finds nasal dilators effective

Many people turn to nasal strips, clips and stents to help them breathe easier when sleeping or exercising. Third-year UCI medical student Christopher Badger noticed a growing number of clinic patients asking about these dilators, so he decided to review the published research on them. The results appear online June 30 in JAMA Facial Plastic […]

Michael Prather

NOAA names Michael Prather to climate assessment panel

Michael Prather, UCI professor of Earth system science, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment by the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration. The panel provides input on climate assessment activities to NOAA, which relays the information to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Prather’s term lasts […]

Academic Senate announces Distinguished Faculty Awards

Eight UCI faculty members will be honored by the Academic Senate at a November ceremony for their accomplishments in teaching, research and public service, the three components of the University of California mission. “Recipients of the Academic Senate’s Distinguished Faculty Awards are selected by the Committee on Scholarly Honors & Awards,” said Alan Terricciano, professor […]

UCI’s James, Mark join panels at prestigious Aspen Ideas Fest

Two of UCI’s most high-profile researchers are featured at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, at which leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of current innovations and issues. On Friday, June 24, UCI vector biologist Anthony James participated in a panel on recent advances in gene editing that […]