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Scary movies help UCI researchers identify key brain circuits for processing fear
February 08, 2017

Scenes from scary movies help UC Irvine Health researchers identify a key neural pathway in humans that explains how the brain processes feelings of fear and anxiety. Neurologist Jack Lin says the finding could help scientists unlock new ways to treat mental health disorders.

Surgeon donates kidney to colleague
February 03, 2017

IN THE NEWS: When Dr. Colleen Dunn, a surgeon at a nearby hospital, found out that a colleague's kidney had failed, she knew living donation was the answer. 

First pediatric gender diversity program opens
January 31, 2017
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UC Irvine Health has established the first program in Orange County dedicated to coordinating care for gender-expansive children and transgender youth.
Longtime donors support geriatric medicine training
January 20, 2017
Laura and Joe Alfieri, longtime UC Irvine donors, have established a fellowship fund in geriatric medicine for the UC Irvine Health SeniorHealth Center.
Laura and Joe Alfieri, who are longtime UC Irvine supporters and grateful patients of the UC Irvine Health SeniorHealth Center, fund an endowment to help fellows who are specializing in geriatric medicine.
OC Medical Association recognizes 150 UC Irvine Health doctors as Physicians of Excellence
December 22, 2016

The 2017 Orange County Medical Association's "Physicians of Excellence" list in the January edition of Orange Coast magazine includes more than 150 UC Irvine Health doctors. The list includes approximately 470 Orange County physicians in 65 specialties.

UC Irvine team to play key role in national study on how physical activity benefits health
December 13, 2016
The UC Irvine Health Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center works with children and teens to learn the effects of exercise on health.

UC Irvine Health pediatric researchers will lead a National Institutes of Health-funded effort to study molecular changes that occur in the body in response to exercise training.

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
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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. 

Upcoming Classes & Events

Preparing for Surgery – Mind, Body and Spirit

Presented by the UC Irvine Health Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care department. This class...

February 21, 2017 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Bariatric Surgery Groups

New patient information: 6-8 p.m., Building 56, Room 113/114/115 Post-surgery support group: 6-8...

February 21, 2017 06:00 PM – 08:00 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.
February 22, 2017 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Wellness Wednesdays
During this intimate, interactive and experiential monthly series, you will be guided through self-care techniques and strategies to help achieve your optimal well-being.
February 22, 2017 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM
Prepared Childbirth

This five-part series prepares parents-to-be with the skills they need for a successful and...

February 22, 2017 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM