Health Sciences

Oladele Ogunseitan

Study sheds light on potential risks of LEDs

Lead, arsenic and other contaminants found in bulbs touted as safe.

Crystal Cove beach cottages

Keeping the coast clear

March 4 symposium highlights how citizens have partnered with scientists, politicians and bureaucrats to protect public access to the coast and ensure its continued health.

Sarah Choi

With type 2 diabetes, family matters

UC Irvine assistant professor of nursing science Sarah Choi works with Orange County’s Korean community to improve care for the chronic disease by involving patients’ family and friends.

Jennifer Martin

Beating digestive disease

Young psychologist Jennifer Martin beats inflammatory bowel disease with help from UCI’s world-class specialists.

A crowd-surfing student

2010 a year of challenges, achievement at UCI

In the past year, UC Irvine students, staff and faculty have stepped up in the face of continuing budget challenges and fee increases with innovation, drive and talent. The result? Research breakthroughs, national honors, global outreach, sports firsts – even a Guinness world record. Here are some top 2010 stories.

School children in Kenya having their blood sampled for malaria parasites.

Giving global health a shot in the arm

From on-campus labs to rural clinics in Asia, Africa and Central America, UCI researchers and students strive to mitigate illnesses affecting millions.

John C. Hemminger new vice chancellor for research

Physical sciences dean since 2006, the renowned chemist is a ‘committed campus collaborator.’

Turmeric

The spice of life

Mahtab Jafari’s research shows curry’s main ingredient has more to offer than good flavor. It extended the lifespan of fruit flies by up to 20 percent, while improving locomotion and having tumor-prevention properties.

Anne and Rick Keller

Students get $1 million boost from UCI Medal Awards

Event proceeds will benefit undergraduate, graduate programs.

Salvatore R. Maddi

Stressing the positive

Psychologist Salvatore R. Maddi remembers when one of his graduate students at the University of Chicago showed him an article in Family Circle that warned, “Stress can kill you, so you need to stay away from it.” That was a popular theory in the 1970s, but Maddi was skeptical. He’d already done studies indicating that stress could […]