Ninety-four UC Irvine Healthcare physicians have been named Best Doctors in America for 2011-12 in the latest peer-reviewed list compiled by Best Doctors Inc. UC Irvine has more physicians and specialties represented than any other medical group in Orange County.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder praises Dr. Laura Mosqueda, director of UC Irvine's Program in Geriatrics, for her efforts to prevent elder abuse, including the foundation of the university's Elder Abuse Forensic Center.
Emiliana Borrelli, UC Irvine professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, has built a collaboration with the leading French scientific agency to help understand the nature of addiction and sleep disorders and find new treatments for brain diseases.
First-year medical student Tommy Hand is founder and president of the UCI chapter of Physicians for Human Rights, which in January hosted a campus arm-wrestling competition that raised $3,000 for earthquake relief in Haiti
UC Irvine neuroscientist Zhiqun Tan and fellow researchers have discovered that retinas may mirror brain cells ravaged by Alzheimer's disease, making eyes a potential gateway to quicker diagnosis and treatment.
Pioneering UC Irvine genetics researcher Douglas C. Wallace, whose achievements in mitochondrial medicine are leading to new treatments for chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes, has been elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine.
Armed with a $2-million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation,
Dr. Laura Mosqueda and her team in UC Irvine's respected geriatrics
program will teach physicians and other caregivers how to better serve
Physicians and researchers at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are joining forces with colleagues at four other UC campuses to launch the Athena Breast Health Network, a decades-long breast cancer screening and tracking study of as many as 400,000 women.