UCI News

ABC7, May 15, 2019 (Video)
UCI Medical Center for Neurology uses video games to help stroke patients
The neurology department at University of California, Irvine has unveiled an ongoing clinical trial that uses video games to help stroke patients rehabilitate. Kevin Irish just finished a 12-week trial using the new therapy. … “Six weeks of aggressive arm rehab produce substantial gains that are equivalent whether you’re in the clinic or getting it at home,” said Dr. Steven C. Cramer, UCI professor of neurology.

Orange County Register, May 15, 2019
Disney tour guide will be back in the park soon, after UC Irvine surgeon uses new technique to prevent brain aneurysm
After giving [Abby] Crain’s arteries time to heal on their own, UCI Health neurosurgeon Dr. Li-Mei Lin …. repaired Crain’s damaged artery by supporting it with a newly FDA-approved mesh brain stent made by Stryker Neurovascular. … Lin was the first doctor on the West Coast to use this new Surpass brain stent to heal an artery from an aneurysm using a technique called “flow diversion” …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

HuffPost, May 15, 2019
Alabama’s Abortion Ban Has A Clear Target: Roe v. Wade
“That’s how precedents change,” said Leah Litman, an assistant professor at University of California, Irvine law school. “In order to overturn precedent, they have to have a set of facts that implicates that question. States try to do things that are unconstitutional all the time. Usually no one thinks anything of it, because they don’t think the court is gonna be overturning precedent willy-nilly,” she continued. “Clearly, these states don’t think that’s the case for Roe.”

Daily Pilot, May 15, 2019
Political Landscape: Assembly committee meeting at UC Irvine will address rising student debt
As the price tag for higher education continues to increase and students accumulate more debt, members of the state Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt will hold their first informational hearing Friday at the UC Irvine School of Law. The meeting is intended to explore how rising student debts create roadblocks and to brainstorm solutions. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Inven Global, May 15, 2019
IGEC Panel Highlight: The Female Faces of Esports
At the Inven Global Esports Conference on June 4th in Irvine California, women working in all manner of industry jobs are coming together discuss the lessons they have learned from their careers. “The Female Faces of Esports” panel focuses on women who are figure heads in our community; as players, streamers, and hosts they are often faces of an industry in which they are the minority.

Previously “In the News”