UCI News

The New York Times, Feb. 28, 2017
Colon and rectal cancers rising in young people
Dr. Jason A. Zell, an associate professor of oncology at the University of California, Irvine, who did a study in 2014 that found increasing rates of colorectal cancer among adults ages 20 to 39 in California, said the big challenge is how to shape health policy. “By now we know the rates are going up, it’s been reported several times,” Dr. Zell said. “Now the question is, what do we do?”

Science, Feb. 27, 2017
Departing senior NSF manager offers hopeful assessment of agency’s future
And in engineering, Barry Johnson has been acting AD since last summer, when Pramod Khargonekar left to become vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Irvine.

Seeker, Feb. 27, 2017
A potent greenhouse gas used to make solar panels is on the rise
“By itself, NF3 is not going to create a climate problem,” said Dr. Michael Prather, a professor of earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, who has tracked nitrogen trifluoride emissions. “But everything adds up. Everybody should be paying attention to the pieces that all add up.”

Bloomberg BNA, Feb. 28, 2017
Bias against older women collides with policy to extend retirement
“There’s clear evidence there’s discrimination at this point in time,” David Neumark, an economics professor at the University of California Irvine and director of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute, told Bloomberg BNA.

U.S. News and World Report, Feb. 26, 2017
Medical director recounts harrowing journey to US
Hoa Ly’s interest in medicine began as a 15-year-old diagnosed with dengue fever for the second time — a diagnosis that’s fatal for about 30 percent of people. … Today, Hoa, 50, is a medical director at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. … Hoa went on to attend medical school at the University of California, Irvine.

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