Health Sciences

Cheryl Wisseh awarded grant to study racial disparities in diabetes drug regimens, results

Cheryl Wisseh, UCI assistant professor of clinical pharmacy practice, has received an 18-month, $10,000 grant from the ASHP Research and Education Foundation to study racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes-specific medication regimens and clinical outcomes among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults in South Los Angeles. Diabetes is a growing epidemic, especially in the Hispanic community, […]

UCI-led study links age of at-risk individuals to much higher COVID-19 hospitalization rate

Age increases the likelihood of hospitalization and poor outcomes for COVID-19 patients with such preexisting conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, kidney disease and diabetes, according to a recent study led by UCI researchers. An analysis of the UC COVID Research Data Set – which contains SARS-CoV-2 testing results and COVID-19 […]

UCI researchers win funding to shed light on interactions between metabolism, immunity

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group has named two UCI researchers as Allen Distinguished Investigators. Michelle Digman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Jennifer Prescher, professor of chemistry, were among 10 academic experts chosen this year to explore the relationship between metabolism and the human immune system. The UCI scientists were made co-principal investigators on […]

A June 4 ceremony honoring Chancellor Emeritus Michael V. Drake (right) included campus and community leaders, such as UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman (left).

UCI christens Michael Drake Drive to honor former chancellor

Drake, the current UC president, led campus during era of unprecedented growth

Pharmacists play big role in vaccination rates, acceptability in Asia-Pacific area, study finds

Pharmacists improve vaccination acceptability and rates in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a recent study published online in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Research team members from UCI included John Szeto, who earned a bachelor’s degree in public health sciences in 2020; Anhthai Nguyen, a graduate student in human-computer interaction & design; and […]

Chao family gifts to UCI Health for cancer care top $50 million

Latest donation will name cancer center at new UCI Medical Center in Irvine

UCI Podcast Indicator

UCI Podcast: Why are people hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Suellen Hopfer discusses local attitudes to the COVID-19 vaccine

Efforts to treat COVID-19 patients chronicled in UC Health medications data

UCI and UCSD researchers tracked drug usage rates throughout the pandemic

UCI biomedical engineers spotlight disparities in knee and jaw joint treatments

Study suggests improved remedies for a problem affecting millions of Americans

Kay Family Foundation gives $1.3 million to UCI Center for Healthspan Sciences

Funding will support health coaching, research and educational programs