UCI News

ABC7, June 26, 2019 (Video)
UCI doctors offer minimally-invasive treatment for early esophageal cancer
“Esophageal cancer is actually the fastest growing cancer in the United States,” said UC Irvine Interventional Gastroenterologist Dr. Jason Samarasena. … Now, Samarasena is one of a few doctors trained in a minimally-invasive procedure called Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection or ESD.

Orange County Business Journal, June 26, 2019
UCI Names Diversity Chief
University of California-Irvine promoted Douglas Haynes to the newly-created position of vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. He will lead the university’s strategy to promote and implement diversity and inclusion activities such as bias prevention and research for students and staff on campus and at UCI Health. Haynes previously served as vice provost for academic equity, diversity and inclusion. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, June 26, 2019 (Opinion)
A momentous change may be upon the Supreme Court
Leah Litman, assistant professor at the University of California at Irvine School of Law and Seth Davis write, “The decision in Kisor precipitated a separate writing by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, which was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett M. Kavanaugh (in part), in which they announced that they do not feel bound by stare decisis principles in an important subset of cases. The progressive justices have gone out of their way to warn us that the conservative court is clearing the path to a radical reshaping of U.S. law.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Healio, June 26, 2019 (Subscription)
Telerehabilitation treats arm function after stroke, may increase access
The findings suggest that telerehabilitation could substantially increase access to therapy for those who are unable to access a rehabilitation clinic, according to study authors. “Few patients fully recover from arm weakness after a stroke. The remainder demonstrate persistent arm impairments that are directly linked to activity limitations, participation restrictions, reduced quality of life, and decreased well-being,” Steven C. Cramer, MD, of the department of neurology at the University of California, Irvine, and colleagues wrote.

Daily Pilot, June 26, 2019
On Theater: New Swan Shakepeare Festival stages Venice, Verona
While composing “Kiss Me, Kate,” Cole Porter penned the lyric “We open in Venice / We next play Verona,” which seems to be the game plan of this year’s edition of the New Swan Shakespeare Festival at UC Irvine. … It all happens in a 15-ton portable, mini-Elizabethan theater on the university campus, which has been filled with playgoers since the project was inaugurated by longtime UCI drama professor Eli Simon in 2012. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Previously “In the News”