School of Medicine

CIRM awards UCI $2.7 million to create regenerative medicine training program

Brian Cummings, UCI professor of physical medicine & rehabilitation and founding member of the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, has received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to establish a training program that supports first-generation and underserved students pursuing careers in public health and regenerative medicine. […]

Crystal Cove State Park’s Pelican Point beach in Newport Beach, California.

UCI receives $580 million in research funding for fiscal 2021-22

Amount is second-highest ever, reflecting strong support for campus mission

Remembering Michael Berns

Inspired by a ruby beam of light, the Beckman Laser Institute co-founder changed science, medicine – and UCI

UCI chancellor meets with Vice President Kamala Harris

At White House event, Howard Gillman discusses challenges facing U.S. universities in wake of Roe v. Wade overturn

UCI researchers aim to diversify clinical research participation with $3.7 million NIH grant

The multidisciplinary team will focus on participant recruitment and retainment for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders research

Xiangmin Xu

UCI wins 5-year, $14M NIH grant to study brain circuits susceptible to aging, Alzheimer’s disease

Findings will advance development of better early diagnostic tools, new treatment strategies

National Academy of Sciences names two UCI faculty members as fellows

Mathematician Svetlana Jitomirskaya, vision researcher Krzysztof Palczewski honored

Professor participates in companion studies linking genes, increased schizophrenia risk

Marquis Vawter, Ph.D., research professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the UCI School of Medicine, participated in companion studies published in Nature, analyzing regions of the human genome associated with increased risk of schizophrenia. Researchers knew that the disorder carries a 60 to 80 percent inheritability and wanted to determine common […]

Selma Masri

UCI Assistant Professor Selma Masri wins J&J WiSTEM2D Scholars Award for Science

Selma Masri, assistant professor of biological chemistry in the UCI School of Medicine, has won the prestigious 2022 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award for Science. The awards program honors one scholar in each STEM2D discipline: science, technology, engineering, math, manufacturing and design. The six diverse, international female recipients were selected out of a competitive […]

UCI assistant professor of medicine receives MERIT grant from National Cancer Institute

Nick Pannunzio, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the UCI School of Medicine, has received a Method to Extend Research in Time Award from the National Cancer Institute. The seven-year grant will bring approximately $410,000 annually to fund his study into a particular acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype called Philadelphia chromosome-like […]