News in 2017

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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

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January 31, 2017
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

Laura and Joe Alfieri, longtime UC Irvine donors, have established a fellowship fund in geriatric medicine for the UC Irvine Health SeniorHealth Center.
January 20, 2017
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.