Health

Dr. Michael Alkire

The search for consciousness

As an anesthesiologist, UC Irvine’s Dr. Michael Alkire wants to tackle what many neuroscientists see as the Holy Grail of their field – the biological basis of consciousness.

Dr. Emily Dow

Doctor for the destitute

Ask Dr. Emily Dow why she decided to practice medicine, and the answer might surprise you. Twenty years ago, she was teaching English as a Second Language to adults in Los Angeles when a middle-aged Latina student was stricken with chest pains during class. Dow wanted to call an ambulance to take her to a […]

UC Irvine Medical Center

University Hospital opens new era in healthcare

The March 2009 opening of UC Irvine’s University Hospital heralds a new chapter in healthcare for the people of Orange County. Already home to the county’s only Level I trauma center, regional burn center and maternal-neonatal high-risk program, University Hospital in Orange will offer the latest medical technologies and strengthen UC Irvine Healthcare’s ability to […]

Construction at UCI

A year of growth, achievement

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.

Elderly Hands

Holiday visits can reveal decline in aging relatives

Not all holiday surprises are happy ones. People visiting aging relatives this time of year may discover mounds of unpaid bills, odd solicitations and unkempt surroundings – all possible evidence of a decline in physical or mental function, says Dr. Laura Mosqueda, director of UC Irvine’s geriatrics program.

Dr. Christina Schwindt

Pediatrician leads UCI effort to treat children’s food allergies

Add food allergies to the growing list of childhood ailments on the rise.

Kimmie Harris with Dr. Omar Husein

UCI plastic surgeons repair high schooler’s facial injuries

Kimberly Harris’ face is reconstructed after fall from fourth-floor balcony

Dr. Morton Kern

Heart health breakthrough

A recent worldwide study showed that cholesterol-lowering drugs significantly reduce their risk of heart disease in healthy men and women with good cholesterol levels.

Dr. Kenneth Chang

When holiday food fights back

Dr. Kenneth Chang, medical director of the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center at UC Irvine Medical Center, has pioneered treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and other GI disorders.

Dr. Gerald Maguire

Worldwide care for stuttering

Dr. Gerald Maguire started the world’s first clinic dedicated to the medical care of stuttering, and if patients in faraway places can’t come to his UC Irvine Medical Center office for treatment, he brings it to them.