Medicine

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.

Marianne Lovejoy's basset hounds visit patients

Healing paws

Kahuna, a 2-year-old basset hound, parks his body next to the wheelchair of an elderly Latino woman, who takes hold of his neck. Her family talks excitedly in Spanish. It’s the first time she’s used her right hand since suffering a stroke. For Marianne Lovejoy, it’s another example of the healing power of dogs. Lovejoy, […]

Michelle Spooner

Songfest sets the stage for hope

“Songfest” a Broadway-style revue starring more than 150 students from 18 fraternities and sororities plays at the Bren Events Center April 24. This year, it raises funds for UC Irvine Medical Center’s Young Adult Cancer Program.

Open for business of healing

Patients move into state-of-the-art hospital rooms as University Hospital opens for the business of healing.

the new University Hospital

University Hospital has patients in mind

As University Hospital at UC Irvine Medical Center opens its doors to patients this month, personnel discuss how the new facility strengthens their ability to provide advanced healthcare.

With patients in mind

As UC Irvine Douglas Hospital prepared to open its doors to patients in March 2009, caregivers discussed how the new facility strengthens their ability to provide advanced healthcare. From larger operating rooms equipped with the latest technology to a meditation/prayer room that offers a soothing refuge for families and visitors, UC Irvine Douglas Hospital is […]

Dr. Emily Dow

Doctor for the destitute

Ask Dr. Emily Dow why she decided to practice medicine, and the answer might surprise you. Twenty years ago, she was teaching English as a Second Language to adults in Los Angeles when a middle-aged Latina student was stricken with chest pains during class. Dow wanted to call an ambulance to take her to a […]