integrative medicine

UCI professor is awarded $3.7 million in NIH grants for research on neurological disorders

UCI School of Medicine researcher Geoff Abbott, professor of physiology & biophysics, is the recipient of a $2 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (R35 grant) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and a $1.7 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The five-year grants help enable studies focused […]

UCI College of Health Sciences

Just What the Doctor Ordered

A $200 million shot in the arm aims to transform healthcare and UCI

Dr. Shaista Malik

A Heart for Healing

Cardiologist’s family history inspires innovative program to prevent coronary disease

Whole-Body Experience

Whole-Body Experience

A look at four patients who are benefiting from UCI’s integrative healthcare

Susan Samueli

Wellness Champion

Susan Samueli has been a longtime believer in integrative health

a picture of health

A Picture of Health

Doctors and researchers share snapshots of how communication, lifestyle, data, innovation and scientific evidence are changing healthcare as we know it

A patient receiving electroacupuncture – a form of acupuncture that employs low-intensity electrical stimulation

Hypertensive patients benefit from acupuncture treatments, UCI study finds

Ancient Chinese practice lowers blood pressure, may lessen stroke, heart disease risks

Mind over matter

As part of its effort to provide scientifically studied forms of complementary healthcare, the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine this year began offering courses in mindfulness-based stress reduction. They have been wildly successful.

Leigh Poirier Ball

Breathing lessons

Did your New Year’s resolution involve making a fresh start? Letting go and living better? Reviving body and mind? If those good intentions vanished with your first pressing deadline of 2011 or the daily bumper-car commute, Leigh Poirier Ball is here to help. As acting director of the UC Irvine Health Education Center, Poirier Ball assists […]


The spice of life

Mahtab Jafari’s research shows curry’s main ingredient has more to offer than good flavor. It extended the lifespan of fruit flies by up to 20 percent, while improving locomotion and having tumor-prevention properties.