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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.

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

The UC Irvine Health Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center works with children and teens to learn the effects of exercise on health.
December 13, 2016

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

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

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November 30, 2016
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

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.
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. 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. 

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