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Orange County Register, June 11, 2019 (Front page print version)
Santa Ana health clinic provides alternative treatments and preventive care to the uninsured
When Gloria Huerta first walked into the weight-management clinic at the UCI Family Health Center in Santa Ana about six months ago, she was struggling with diabetes, depression and knee pain. … Huerta gets primary care and mental health services through this federally funded community clinic, which caters to the underserved. But now, she and others who lack health insurance have access to an entire suite of alternative care options and preventive health programs, which are generally reserved for the well-heeled. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

ABC7, June 11, 2019 (Video)
UC Irvine surgeons successfully operate on patient with rare skin disease
A man from Paraguay born with a rare genetic disorder is thanking a team of surgeons at UC Irvine medical center. … [Enrique Galvan’s] luck changed when he met [UCI Dr. Cris] Barrios, who was on a medical mission in his country. With UCI’s blessing, Galvan flew in for surgery. Barrios and his team successfully removed most of the diseased areas in an eight-hour procedure.

Heavy, June 10, 2019
Laura Yeager: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Brigadier General Laura Yeager will be the first woman ever to command a U.S. Army Infantry Division. … Yeager has been in the military since 1986 and has an impressive list of accomplishments. … Her education is nothing to sneeze at either. Yeager studied psychology at UC Irvine for her undergrad and mastered in psychology at Chapman University. She also holds an MSS in strategic studies from United States Army War College.

The Guardian, June 11, 2019
Meet the ‘star ingredient’ changing fortunes in Alaska’s waters: seaweed
On the whole, any environmental damage from the cultivation of farmed seaweed – which requires wild plants be picked for spore extraction – appears to be “minimal”, says Matthew Bracken, an associate professor of biology at the University of California Irvine. “Kelp have major benefits for the environment both naturally growing and growing in these cultures,” says Bracken.

Orange County Business Journal, June 10, 2019
Applied Innovation Showcases Advances, Entrepreneurs
Elliot Botvinick, Ph.D., a University of California, Irvine professor who is involved in two startups, took, home the prize of Entrepreneurial Leader of the year at UCI’s Applied Innovation’s second annual award ceremony on May 29. … In the past 20 years, The Beall Foundation has donated nearly $30 million to different colleges at UCI. Last month, it announced a new donation—reportedly in excess of $16 million—to fund the school’s entrepreneurial incubator program. The center is being renamed UCI Beall Applied Innovation. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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