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UC Irvine epidemiologyist Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD, co-leads statewide precision medicine initiative

Epidemiologist to help lead statewide precision medicine initiative

UC Irvine epidemiologist Hoda Anton-Culver will help lead an ambitious and far-reaching statewide effort to recruit tens of thousands of patients for President Barack Obama’s million-person health study, part of his Precision Medicine Initiative.

Gordon and Christine McLaren, UC Irvine researchers

Forging ahead in the fight against hemochromatosis

Christine and Gordon McLaren’s research advances are improving the prognosis for a hereditary blood-iron overload disorder.

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Wildfire smoke causes spike in hospitalizations

Asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses climb with pollution exposure

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Traffic's true toll

UC Irvine medical researchers use Southern California's crowded freeways to explore the health effects of vehicle exhaust

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UC Irvine joins historic effort against breast cancer

Largest study of its kind is launched to improve detection, treatment and survivors' quality of life

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Stopping the spread of infectious disease

Millions worldwide could benefit from UC Irvine research on viral and bacterial illnesses 

Shantell Nolen, PhD student in Epidemiology, cycles across the country this summer for young adults with cancer.

Riding cross-country for young adults with cancer

Department of Epidemiology PhD student, Shantell Nolen, is riding across America this summer with Team Portland and the 4K for Cancer Program. You can find updates from her bike ride at