News in 2011

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Oncologists need to understand unique needs of young cancer patients

Dr. Leonard Sender
November 14, 2011
Are cancer patients between the ages of 15 and 39 years old getting the best care possible? Dr. Leonard Sender doesn’t think so. The director...

Childhood obesity rates continue to rise

November 09, 2011
IN THE NEWS: Almost 12.5 million children in the United States between 2 and 19 are obese. These rates of have almost tripled from just one...

UC Irvine Health gerontologist receives award for work with seniors

November 09, 2011
UC Irvine gerontologist Kerry Burnight, PhD, received the first Senior Care Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Administrator of the Year for her...

Are you missing your child’s pain?

Dr. Zeev Kain and patient
November 04, 2011
IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine’s Dr. Zeev Kain tells CNN that children’s pain is often undermedicated, whether that pain is from a broken bone...

Nurse honored for leadership, commitment to improving patient safety

Amelia Indig, RN
November 03, 2011
UC Irvine Medical Center has nominated Amelia Indig, RN, as a Hospital Hero for her commitment to patients and her leadership of a team that...

The importance of diet and disease prevention

Dr. Shaista Malik
November 02, 2011
IN THE NEWS: Dr. Shaista Malik discussed the role of diet in disease prevention in an Orange County Register article about recipes designed to...

Verma examines a singer’s vocal cords on “The Doctors”

November 01, 2011
UC Irvine otolaryngologist Sunil Verma, MD, will appear on the syndicated medical show “The Doctors” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 on...

Meyskens says cancer research on life support

Dr. Frank L. Meyskens
October 28, 2011
Dr. Frank L. Meyskens makes the case that proposed federal cuts endanger funding for cancer research in an Orange County Register commentary....

Children suffer unnecessarily from chronic postoperative pain

Dr. Zeev Kain
October 27, 2011
Are children suffering needlessly after surgery? UC Irvine anesthesiologists who specialize in pediatric care believe so. An operation can be one...

Radiation oncology group names Al-Ghazi an Educator of the Year

Muthana Al-Ghazi, PhD
October 26, 2011
UC Irvine’s Muthana Al-Ghazi, PhD, has been recognized as an Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology, in...