Health

Dr. Alpesh Amin

Hospitalist: The new medical specialty

Dr. Alpesh Amin is a pioneer and leader in the rapidly growing field of hospital medicine, and the program he leads at UC Irvine Medical Center is one of the nation’s finest.

Sarah Lopez

Medicine for the Latino community

Five years ago, eight medical students came to UC Irvine as pioneers in an innovative education program designed to address the unique healthcare needs of California’s largest underserved population. Now the first PRIME-LC graduates are prepared to fulfill that mission.

Kava tea

The quest for cancer-fighting superfoods

UC Irvine urologic researchers are leading the effort to see how – or if – natural compounds in such foods as tomatoes and kava work in the human body to prevent or treat prostate and bladder cancers.

Hai Vo peeks through fennel he purchased at the Irvine farmers market

Conscientious ‘Eater

Hai Vo ’09 sows seeds of sustainable food reform at UC Irvine and beyond.

Dr. Steven Cramer

Improved treatment for stroke

UC Irvine Medical Center’s Dr. Steven Cramer works successfully behind the scenes to improve stroke treatment for Orange County residents.

Math model predicts cancer growth

John Lowengrub, mathematics professor and chair, builds computer models to predict tumor growth and evaluate therapy options. The goal: maximize treatment effectiveness and minimize patient suffering.

Indonesian students learning to cope with trauma

Taking coping skills global

Roxane Cohen Silver and Psychology Beyond Borders provide mental healthcare in developing countries after traumatic events.

Elizabeth Munoz

Reaching out to the elderly

Elizabeth Munoz studies how emotions affect the health of seniors.

Faces with clocks projected onto them

Watching the body clock for better health

Paolo Sassone-Corsi is perhaps the world’s leading researcher on the body clock, and what he’s discovered may one day improve human health.

Neuron synapses

Committing single events to memory

A study led by UC Irvine neuroscientist John Guzowski has found that a single brief experience was as effective at activating neurons and genes associated with memory as more repetitive activities.