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New fundraising leader joins UC Irvine Health
December 05, 2016
J. Christopher Smith joins UC Irvine Health Advancement as associate vice chancellor on Dec. 5, 2016.

Veteran university fundraiser J. Christopher Smith joins UC Irvine Health Advancement as associate vice chancellor, effective Dec. 5. In this strategic role, Smith will work with volunteers, alumni, friends, grateful families, corporations and foundations, connecting them to passions that serve the UC Irvine Health mission: Discover. Teach. Heal.

UC Irvine expert says longer hospital stays may be needed for patients like Kanye West
November 30, 2016
UC Irvine Health psychiatrist Dr. Jody Rawles
IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine Health psychiatrist Dr. Jody Rawles tells Billboard magazine that a longer hospital stay may be needed for people like entertainer Kanye West, whose physician ordered him hospitalized on Nov. 21 for exhaustion, dehydration and sleep deprivation.
Philanthropists donate $5 million for retinal research
November 16, 2016
Allergan founder Gavin Herbert and his wife, Ninetta, have pledged $5 million to advance retinal research at UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the academic eye care center named in his honor.
Allergan founder Gavin Herbert and his wife, Ninetta, have pledged $5 million to advance retinal research at UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the academic eye care center named in his honor. The gift is intended to expand the breadth and depth of research into the retina.
Parkinson’s Disease symposium to address current treatments, lifestyle
November 16, 2016

UC Irvine Health invites patients, caregivers and interested members of the public to attend a free special event, Parkinson’s Disease Symposium 2016: Current and Future Developments from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Dec. 3, 2016 at the UC Irvine campus. 

UC Irvine prostate cancer project awarded $1.2 million by precision medicine initiative
November 15, 2016

UC Irvine health policy researchers have been awarded $1.2 million by the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to develop more effective ways for prostate cancer patients and their physicians to customize treatment.

Clinical trials point the way forward
November 03, 2016
Susan O'Brien

Doctors at UC Irvine Health are investigating an exciting new medication that uses a patient’s own immune system to attack leukemia...

UC Irvine Health receives top grade in fifth consecutive safety report
November 01, 2016

UC Irvine Health has received a fifth consecutive “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.

Acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids, UC Irvine study shows
October 28, 2016
UC Irvine researchers at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine find that acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids.
Regular electroacupuncture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure, a study by researchers with the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine shows.
Emergency medicine: The right care at the right time
October 27, 2016
Dr. Erik D. Barton
As young medical student, Dr. Erik D. Barton was intrigued by emergency room rotations and the challenge of determining patients’ diagnoses when they arrived with various symptoms. Today Barton is a UC Irvine Health emergency medical specialist and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Leading cancer group again recognizes excellence in UC Irvine Health oncology services
October 26, 2016

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has recognized the UC Irvine Health Division of Hematology-Oncology for its high-quality cancer care. The ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative assures patients that an outpatient oncology practice meets the highest standards of cancer care.

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Joint Replacement - Hip or Knee

This class is for you if you are having a hip or knee replaced. You will learn exercises and...

December 12, 2016 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Weight Loss Program Information Session
The best way to learn about the UC Irvine Health Weight Management Program is to attend a free, no obligation information session.

Register to attend one of the following orientation sessions in Irvine by calling 949-824-8770 (Irvine) or 714-456-8633 (Orange).

December 12, 2016 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Brain Tumor Education and Support Group

This group is for individuals diagnosed with a brain tumor and those who support them. The focus...

December 12, 2016 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Prevent Stroke

This class is being offered before the High Blood Pressure class making it easier to attend them...

December 13, 2016 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High blood pressure has been called “the silent killer” because you don’t...

December 13, 2016 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM