While Dr. Sheldon Greenfield's not quite a household name, he is making a significant impact. He's helping run a thriving campus research center, and he's engaged in high-level decision making in California and Washington, D.C., with international implications for biomedical research and healthcare.
An innovative UC Irvine School of Medicine program designed to lessen Latino healthcare disparities in California will produce its first graduates this year. PRIME-LC students will move into jobs as resident physicians and - it is hoped - herald a revolution in healthcare for a third of the state's residents.
Engineer Frank Shi created a novel silicone product. Urologist Ralph Clayman was looking to create a breakthrough device. A serendipitous partnership between the two has the potential to make a serious dent in the multimillion-dollar urologic care marketplace. It also shows that research collaboration, even between faculty members whose offices are miles apart, will be an important part of UC Irvine's continued growth.
UC Irvine health sciences students - tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals - have opened a free clinic in Tustin to provide vital primary and preventive care services and referrals for people without adequate access to healthcare.