Press Releases

Incoming UCI medical students to receive iPads loaded with first-year curriculum

At an Aug. 6 ceremony, each member of the UC Irvine School of Medicine’s incoming class of 2014 will find a surprise tucked into their new white coat’s pocket: an iPad tablet computer loaded with everything necessary for the first year of course work.

UCI cancer unit earns high-quality-care designation

Practice is first one in state certified by American Society of Clinical Oncology.

UCI bariatric surgery center again receives highest level of national accreditation

Facility specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic approaches to weight loss.

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.