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.
UC Irvine's 10th annual Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series begins this month with political pollster John Zogby revealing why Americans voted as they did. Leading intellectuals in science and literature will round out the series in 2009.
Humans are surrounded by viruses, and most are harmlessly keeping bacteria under control. But some harmful viruses, such as the flu or common cold, can make us sick, while others such as Ebola or HIV can kill us.
Transplant surgeon Dr. Clarence E. Foster III recently traded the convenience of UC Irvine Medical Center's modern operating rooms for the treacherous and harsh environs of war-torn Iraq, where he performed life-saving trauma surgery on injured soldiers and civilians and cared for the health of detainees.