Press Releases

Toxic Waste

Latinos, Asians disproportionately exposed to toxic waste. UCI study finds certain neighborhoods more likely to be near polluting facilities.

UC Irvine Medical Center makes ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ list for 10th consecutive year

Gynecology, urology and ear, nose & throat programs lauded.

UC Irvine Healthcare first on West Coast to remove thyroid tumors with robot

The procedure, contrary to traditional thyroidectomies, leaves no neck scar.

UCI receives prestigious federal research award to hasten medical advances

The Institute for Clinical & Translational Science at UC Irvine will get $20 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to speed the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients.

Whisker stimulation prevents strokes in rats

UCI team will now study whether stimulating fingers, lips and face will work in humans.

Malaria grant

UC Irvine public health professor Guiyun Yan will lead groundbreaking malaria field research in impoverished reaches of China, Myanmar and Thailand, thanks to new federal funding.

Healthier cafeteria food, more intense gym classes lower students’ diabetes risk.

Healthier cafeteria choices, longer and more intense periods of physical activity and robust in-school education programs can lower rates of obesity and other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, according to a national study called HEALTHY.


UCI’s Ronald D. Hubbard wins for case study in dark particle physics.

Bee Toxin

In a breakthrough, UCI chemists create synthetic antibodies that block bee venom.

UCI to honor Center for Future Health Professionals

Medical outreach program targets high school students in underserved communities.