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.
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. 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 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.
Raging wildfires that engulfed Southern California earlier this decade not only destroyed neighborhoods laying in their path, they also caused significant health problems for many who lived outside the fires' reach.