Jessica Vaughan

Cross-country captain goes the distance for pediatric research

Jessica Vaughan is using the dedication needed in being the UC Irvine cross-country team’s captain to succeed a much longer and more difficult race: curbing the epidemic of childhood obesity in the U.S.

Connie Parido draws blood from a Long Beach middle school student

A healthy plan for lowering diabetes risks

A school-based diet and exercise program UCI researchers helped create shows significant impact in lowering diabetes risks.

A mother and child

TLC boosts baby’s brain

UCI child neurologist and neuroscientist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram has found that maternal care and other sensory input triggers activity in a baby’s developing brain that improves cognitive function and builds resilience to stress.