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Latest News & Events

2018

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OCT 10Epidemiology Chair Karen Edwards, PhD, is featured in a video on leadership profiles at the 2018 annual meeting for the American Society of Human Genetics.
OCT 10SOM Grad Day. Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m., Sprague Hall, Gillespie Hal, and SOM outside courtyard. Events include poster presentations, demonstrations, a raffle, T-shirts, food (Oct 12th) and a faculty vs. students soccer game (Oct 10th).
SEP 25Welcome Week for Graduate Students hosted by Associated Graduate Students: SEP 25-29, 2018
MAY 01UCI calls for volunteers as NIH’s landmark $1.5-billion precision medicine research effort, All of Us, launches nationwide.

2017

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NOV 29UCI epidemiologist Christine McLaren, PhD, is awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who.
OCT 02Karen L. Edwards, PhD, a pioneer in the field of public health genomics, is named chair of the Department of Epidemiology for the UC Irvine School of Medicine.
SEP 18UCI receives $200 million gift to name College of Health Sciences and launch major integrative health initiative.
JUN 10-11The Anti-Cancer Challenge: the UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is launching an exciting new two day event on June 10-11, 2017 at Angel Stadium.
JAN 17Developing high blood pressure late in life may actually help protect against dementia, according to a new study by UC Irvine neurology professor Maria Carrada-Bravo, PhD.

2016

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OCT 13UCI epidemiologist Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD, to co-lead an ambitious statewide precision medicine effort.
SEP 29UC Irvine researchers, led by Dr. Pathik Wadhwa, to participate in major federal effort to improve childhood health.

2015

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APR 06UC Irvine’s Ralph J. Delfino, MD, PhD, led study which examined the effect of chronic exposure in asthmatic children living in homes near traffic pollution.

2014

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NOV 12UCI School of Medicine epidemiology and hematology researchers receive NIH award to study hemochromatosis.
OCT 23UCI receives NIH grant to improve options for doctoral graduates across science-related careers
OCT 16Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD, talks to the Orange County Register about breast cancer discoveries in the Athena Breast Health Network

2012

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JUN 05Dr. Jason Zell receives the School of Medicine’s 2012 Junior Physician-Scientist Award for research achievements in the fight against cancer.
MAY 31UC Irvine campus ranked fourth among young universities worldwide by "Times Higher Education" publication
MAY 17Epidemiology doctoral candidate Richard Ahn co-authors research paper on celiac disease in the journal PLoS One.
APR 26Call for Applications from UC Irvine PhD or MD students. This NIH-funded (TL-1) training program is designed to integrate training in clinical research & translational science into the core curriculum of students in medicine, public health, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical & social sciences, physical sciences, engineering, & informatics. Submission DEADLINE is June 4, 2012.
APR 01Dr. Hannah Park receives one-year pilot research award from UCI's Institute for Clinical and Translational Science to assist in the development of plasma methylation markers for breast cancer
FEB 09Status updates for those applicants who submitted online applications prior to the January 2012 deadline.

2011

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AUG 04UC Irvine named among 'Best in the West' by Princeton Review College Rankings
AUG 02UC Irvine researchers awarded $400,000 by the National Institutes of Health to study the potential effects of global climate change on public health, particularly asthma in children.
AUG 02Prenatal stress linked to premature aging in UCI Health study - OC Register
JUL 26UCI Health physicians on new “Top Doctors” list for 2011
JUL 13Professors Argyrios Ziogas, Hoda Anton-Culver and colleagues test how new cancers in the family influence a person's changing cancer risk and candidacy for enhanced screening.
JUL 12"Family history of cancer can be an evolving story" - Los Angeles Times
JUN 28New study proves that long-term mammography screening saves lives, according to UC Irvine breast imaging expert Dr. Feig
MAY 18Video: Revolutionary statewide UC collaboration targets breast cancer [The Athena Project]
APR 28UCI professor Ralph Delfino is awarded $3.2 million for pollution-impact research
APR 15Dr. Ralph Delfino & colleagues awarded 5-year, $3.2 million to study, “Transcriptomic, Oxidative Stress, & Inflammatory Responses to Air Pollutants”- among the first to use repeated measurements to analyze specific traffic related air pollutants and genome-wide gene expression patterns in peripheral blood cells of Los Angeles air basin residents.
APR 07UCI Health's Breast Health Center has been granted a full three-year accreditation by the American College of Surgeons, the nation’s preeminent standards-setting body for surgical practice and education.
APR 01The Dean's Report: Quarterly newsletter highlighting the advances and achievements of UC Irvine's School of Medicine. In the report, readers will find details about the accomplishments of the medical school as it continues to fulfill its mission: Discover. Teach. Heal.
MAR 31UCI professors Christine McLaren, Chad Garner and colleagues have successfully identified a genetic loci associated with iron deficiency
MAR 15Adolescent and young adult cancer patients are neither children nor adults and require targeted care according to several pioneers
MAR 05Doctoral student Leona Bessonova, MS, was invited by the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) to present her research findings on the risk of a second breast cancer associated with hormone receptors while at ASPO's 35th Annual Meeting
FEB 18Professor Chad Garner to present "High-Throughput Sequencing and the Role of Rare Alleles in Complex Human Disease" at Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics Symposium - Calit2 Auditorium - 2:50 PM
FEB 01Physician-researcher Dr. Ralph Delfino and colleagues find "Electrocardiographic ST-segment depression and exposure to traffic-related aerosols in elderly subjects with coronary artery disease"
JAN 27UCI Health boasts 94 Best Doctors in America and more physicians listed than any other medical facility in Orange County for 2011-12
JAN 12Professor Christine McLaren's research group has been awarded a fifth-year grant extension of the multi-centre National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute research study to identify cases of iron deficiency and controls from a multi-ethnic cohort of 100K+ adults enrolled in the Haemochromatosis and Iron Overload Screening (HEIRS) Study
JAN 10UC Irvine's Jun Wu wins $450,000 research award to study adverse reproductive health outcomes associated with exposure to air pollution
JAN 05Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks UC Irvine 17th on their Top 100 list of affordable top tier universities

2010

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NOV 29UCI Health Drs. Christine McLaren and Frank L. Meyskins Jr. show that skin cancer prevention could involve using the pain killer Celebrex.
NOV 10UCI Health oncologist Dr. Ignatius Ou takes aim at the deadliest cancer: Non-small cell lung cancer study highlights advances in targeted drug therapy
NOV 01UCI Health oncologist Dr. Ignatius Ou reports promising findings using a drug that therapeutically targets specific gene mutations in small-cell lung cancer tumors
OCT 21An "On The Air" broadcast by the AQMD features Dr. Ralph Delfino, physician-researcher, talking about the effects of traffic-related chemical pollutants on chronic diseases
OCT 01UCI investigators Patrick Wadhwa and Scott Bartell have been awarded a five-year grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for a pregnancy study
SEPT 20Erin Kent, PhD, a June 2010 graduate in Epidemiology, has been awarded a National Cancer Institute's prestigious Cancer Prevention Fellowship for 2010/11. She will do her Postdoctoral Research at NCI's Office of Cancer Survivorship in Bethesda, MD.
JUL 14UC Irvine Medical Center makes ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ list for 10th consecutive year
MAY 05UCI's Dwight Culver receives award for commitment and dedication to the field of national and international worker health and safety.

2009

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OCT 09UCI professor Rufus Edwards to introduce a China case study at Newkirk Center Conference on "Stopping the Pollution of the Planet: Priorities of Environmental Law & Health" - Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering - 2:15 - 5 PM
SEPT 28UC Irvine epidemiologists join the University of California's historic research effort to screen 150,000 for breast cancer
JAN 07Professors Gorham, Delfino, Staimer and colleagues find "Ethane and n-pentane in exhaled breath are biomarkers of exposure not effect"

2008

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NOV 19Fire smoke ails lungs, UC Irvine's Dr. Ralph Delfino shows
NOV 18Dr. Ralph Delfino finds hospital visits for respiratory illnesses spiked during recent Southern California wildfires