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2017

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MAY 03Dr Connie Rhee recieves Athalie Clarke Dean’s Junior Physician/Scientist award
MAY 01Nephrology faculty member, Dr. Connie Rhee, is named the 2017 Junior Investigator of the Year by the ICTS.
MAR 29Patients with rheumatoid arthritis need to understand the gravity of their condition, UC Irvine rheumatologist Dr. Roger Kornu tells U.S. News & World Report.
MAR 24Latino kids with end-stage renal disease are at lower risk of death than peers of white and African-American descent, a study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh found.
FEB 28How to respond to soaring rates of colorectal cancer in young adults is a challenge for health providers, UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Jason Zell tells the New York Times.
FEB 24Dr. Susan O'Brien discusses frontline treatment options for patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a video for Cancer Network.
FEB 23Researchers Angela Fleischman, MD, PhD, and Kelly Biegler, PhD, receive UC Irvine Institute of Clinical & Translational Science's 2017 Pilot Grant Awards.
FEB 14The Department of Medicine's Division of Nephrology & Hypertension is co-hosting a symposium and health fair in honor of World Kidney Day on March 18, 2017.

2016

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NOV 15UC Irvine health policy researchers awarded $1.2 million to develop more effective ways for prostate cancer patients and their physicians to customize treatment.
OCT 28UC Irvine researchers find that regular acupuncture reduces hypertension by activating natural opioids.
OCT 17 "Savings? Yes. But Narrow Health Networks Also Show Troubling Signs."
SEP 15UC Irvine researchers Peter Schnall, PhD, and Marnie Dobson contribute to study illustrating how workplace stress in today's global economy contributes to cardiovascular disease.
SEP 15Dr Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's interview in NATURE 15-Sep-2016: “Obesity: The fat advantage”. Nature, 537, S100–S102 (15 September 2016).
AUG 09The American Heart Association journal names UC Irvine heart disease study best in category.
AUG 01Study finds access to health insurance does not ensure timely appointments
JUN 29UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Connie Rhee is one of four recipients of the American Thyroid Association's 2016 research grants.
MAY 12Chronic drinking interferes with absorption of vitamin C by the pancreas, UC Irvine researchers, led by Hamid Said, PhD, report in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.
MAY 04UC Irvine’s new biocontainment lab to be designated a National Training Center.
APR 22UC Irvine environmental health expert Dr. Dean Baker tells the OC Register that aerial anti-mosquito spraying may be a health risk, especially for children.
APR 06A diabetic's risk for heart disease drops 62 percent when blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol are controlled, a UC Irvine report shows.
MAR 28Team led by infectious diseases researcher Philip Felgner receives $8 million to help develop Q fever vaccine.

2015

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OCT 15Joint Commission renews Gold Seal for UC Irvine Health heart failure program
AUG 19UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. John Longhurst explains how patients treated with electro-acupuncture experienced drops in blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half.
AUG 04UC Irvine research led by Dr. Susan Huang prompts CDC call for coordinated efforts by the nation's healthcare centers to stop the spread of drug-resistant infections.
AUG 04Sitting for prolonged periods at work, even if you exercise regularly, is linked to chronic diseases, says UC Irvine occupational health researcher Bongkyoo Choi, ScD, MPH.
APR 01UC Irvine researchers identify presence of a heart pouch that may explain strokes of unknown origin.
MAR 17With $9 million in NASA funding, UC Irvine professor of radiation oncology, Charles Limoli, will lead a national effort to study underlying mechanisms of ‘space brain.’
MAR 12Reversing the rising trend of heart attacks in young women
MAR 10UC Irvine Health offers way to tighten stretched stomachs after bariatric surgery
MAR 04We’re taking cancers that are previously incurable and we’re curing them, says Dr. Richard Van Etten, director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
FEB 20UC Irvine melanoma expert Dr. Frank E. Meyskens comments on a Science article on how ultraviolet rays keep damaging skin hours after the actual exposure.
FEB 18UC Irvine professor, Daniele Piomelli, shares research discoveries on a signaling process that is at the heart of the accelerated aging influenced by methamphetamine abuse.
FEB 10UC Irvine Health first in Orange County to use remote heart failure monitoring system.
JAN 06Body-clock rhythms play a key role in the metabolism and division of cells, UC Irvine researchers show in a study published in Cell Reports.

2014

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DEC 22Infection prevention expert Dr. Susan Huang is named one of 2014's most influential people in Orange County.
DEC 12Ebola preparedness siphons funds from other hospital needs, says UC Irvine infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Huang.
NOV 12UC Irvine School of Medicine epidemiology and hematology researchers receive NIH award to study hemochromatosis.
NOV 10Renowned leukemia expert Dr. Susan O'Brien to join the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center as associate director of clinical science.
OCT 29The survival of six U.S. patients shows that Ebola is "not a death sentence," UC Irvine virologist Michael Buchmeier says.
OCT 27U.S. lacks likely animal hosts for Ebola, infectious diseases expert Michael Buchmeier, PhD, says at a UC Irvine-hosted conference.
SEP 23Getting the flu vaccine earlier in the fall affords you protection throughout the flu season, says UC Irvine Health epidemiologist Dr. Shruti Gohil.
SEPT 22UC Irvine Health epidemiologist Dr. Shruti Gohil explains the rare respiratory disease enterovirus-68 and the steps parents can take to reduce their family's risk of exposure.
AUG 14South Bay's Easy Reader profiles Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and his counterintuitive finding that obesity may help some kidney disease sufferers.
AUG 04UC Irvine infectious disease expert Dr. Donald Forthal talks with KPCC's Larry Mantle about the ebola virus and precautions needed to prevent its transmission.
AUG 04UC Irvine immunologist Dr. Sudhir Gupta helps Orange County woman cope with her ineffective immune system.
JULY 26Division of Cardiology professor Nathan D. Wong receives a 2014 Distinguished Fellowship award at the 19th World Congress on Heart Disease.
JULY 17New research shows that being overweight may confer some benefits, UC Irvine Health nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh tells the Huffington Post.
JULY 15U.S. News & World Report has again rated UC Irvine Health among the nation's top 50 providers of care for people with kidney disease.
JUNE 16UC Irvine Health receives $3.4-million NIH grant to study kidney disease and track treatment methods.
JUNE 12Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, UC Irvine nephrology chief, named top-ranked expert in end-stage renal disease by Expertscape.
MAY 27UC Irvine endocrinologists identify new functional roles on cell surfaces for estrogen; study detects hormone receptor's key role in normal organ development and function.
MAY 03UC Irvine Health gastroenterologists experts to tweet about advances in early detection of colon cancer.
MAY 02Dr. Kenneth Chang to appear on "The Doctors" to discuss the Stretta treatment for severe gastroesophageal reflux disease.
APR 10UC Irvine Health-led MRSA study chosen a Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement for 2013.
APR 08Targeted drug therapy is the future of cancer treatment, UC Irvine cancer center director and hematologist Dr. Richard Van Etten tells the OC Register.
MAR 07A colonoscopy is the best way to find out whether cancer lurks, says Dr. Kenneth Chang, chief of gastroenterology for the UC Irvine School of Medicine.
FEB 28Heart disease is the leading cause of death among pregnant women in California, a study led by UC Irvine Health cardiologist Afshan Hameed has found.
FEB 18UC Irvine infectious disease specialists urge people to get immunized against measles in light of reported cases in three Southland counties.
FEB 14UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Shaista Malik encourages women to become their own heart health champions.

2013

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DEC 17Dr. Ellis Levin publishes cover and featured article of the current issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell
DEC 03UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Leonard Sender talks about adolescent and young adult cancer with the Huffington Post.
NOV 18Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California, according to a study led by UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Afshan B. Hameed.
NOV 18Against the odds, Elizabeth Hill became pregnant while undergoing dialysis for kidney failure. Learn how UC Irvine doctors helped her deliver a healthy baby.
NOV 12UC Irvine Health heart health experts back new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines
OCT 16UC Irvine Medical Center receives the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®– Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award.
AUG 08Dialysis patients of nephrologists with heavier caseloads have a greater risk of dying prematurely, according to a study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh.
AUG 08Claims that over-the-counter supplements can boost testosterone levels are "nonsense," UC Irvine endocrinologist Dr. Ellis Levin says of the untested products.
JUL 16Nephrology services at UC Irvine Medical Center are listed among the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
MAY 30Using disinfectant soaps on ICU patients is "a very effective way to get us closer to zero hospital-associated infections,” said UC Irvine's Dr. Susan S. Huang, lead author of a major new study.
MAY 22UC Irvine endocrinologists reveal a potential new approach toward treating certain liver diseases.
APR 23UC Irvine's Dr. Ellis R. Levin, endocrinology chief, receives the 2013 Solomon A. Berson Distinguished Researcher Award and Lectureship from the American Physiological Society.
JAN 02"Fat per se is not as bad as we thought,” UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh tells the New York Times. "What is bad is a type of fat that is inside your belly."
FEB 04UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Afshan Hameed tells KTLA that childhood is the time to learn how to maintain a healthy heart.

2012

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DEC 01Breast cancer cell death can be enhanced by targeting glucose, UC Irvine's Dr. Ellis Levin reports in the December issue of Molecular Endocrinology.
OCT 23UC Irvine infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Huang receives the 2012 Investigator Award from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
OCT 11UC Irvine's Dr. Susan Huang and University of Pittsburg researchers say infection rates are reduced when hospitals cooperate to test all patients for antibiotic-resistant germs.
APR 30Thomas and Mary Cesario Endowed Chair in Medicine is created in honor of the longtime School of Medicine dean and his wife.
APR 25UC Irvine Medical Center's heart failure program and Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center earn Gold Seal of Approval again from The Joint Commission.
MAR 15About 40 percent of female heart attack patients don't get classic warning signs, says UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Shaista Malik.
MAR 13Bus drivers and people who work long hours are more likely to suffer from hypertension and coronary artery disease, says UC Irvine occupational health professor Dr. Peter Schnall.
MAR 12Nathan Wong, director of UC Irvine's Heart Disease Prevention Program, says the state's tobacco tax saves lives in a letter to the Orange County Register.
JAN 24Today's future doctors are taught how to discuss sensitive topics with patients, be it sexuality, dementia or weight, says UC Irvine's Dr. Sonia Sehgal.
JAN 06UC Irvine kidney specialist Dr. Madeline Pahl tells the Los Angeles Times that kidney failure is a silent disease that can go undetected until a patient lands in the hospital.

2011

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DEC 13UC Irvine researchers identify the major cause of debilitating inflammation in people with chronic kidney disease.
DEC 07UC Irvine oncologist Dr. John Fruehauf tells the OC Register that all his prostate cancer patients have been diagnosed based on PSA test levels.
NOV 16"Echocardiography," a unique case-based textbook from UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Shaista Malik and three collaborators, will be published Dec. 27 by Jones & Bartlett Learning.
NOV 15A blood test is more effective at ruling out obstructive coronary disease than tests using radioactive agents, says UC Irvine nuclear cardiology professor Dr. Gregory S. Thomas.
NOV 02Paying attention to diet and exercise can help prevent disease, says Dr. Shaista Malik, medical director of UC Irvine's Preventive Cardiology Program.
OCT 31UC Irvine Medical Center earns Gold Plus Award for delivering the highest level of care to heart failure patients
OCT 28UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Frank L. Meyskens says cancer research will be on life support if the U.S. Congress enacts proposed budget cuts in 2012.
OCT 07UC Irvine cardiologist says more study is needed to know whether reduced triglyceride levels after liposuction surgery translate to longer term health benefits.
SEP 04 UC Irvine gastroenterologist Dr. Gregory Albers warns against competitive eating contests.
AUG 23A study led by UC Irvine hepatologist Dr. Ke-Qin Hu outlines ways to increase hepatitis B screening among Asian Americans and new Asian immigrants.
JUL 06Green tea may lower bad cholesterol, but not enough to replace cholesterol medication, UC Irvine researcher Nathan Wong says.
MAY 17High-demand, low-control jobs can take a psychological toll, UC Irvine occupational stress expert Dr. Peter L. Schall tells Fox News.
APR 07UC Irvine experts create a new delivery system using photosensitive chemicals to kill drug-resistant bacteria and, potentially, cancer tumors with pinpoint accuracy.
MAR 28Better cleaning of hospital intensive care units reduces MRSA infections, according to a research study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Susan Huang.
MAR 23Standardized clinical practice guidelines and regular reviews are needed to improve healthcare outcomes, says UC Irvine's Dr. Sheldon Greenfield.
MAR 15Adolescent and young adult cancer patients require targeted care, says UC Irvine's Dr. Leonard Sender.
JAN 10UC Irvine patient survives multiple surgeries for intestinal problems and now wants to help others with such conditions.

2010

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DEC 16UC Irvine's Heart Failure Program receives American Heart Association award for meeting the highest standards of patient care
NOV 30Nearly a third of nursing home residents carry the drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, according to a study led by Dr. Susan Huang and UC Irvine’s Health Policy Research Institute.
NOV 11UC Irvine's Dr. Edward L. Nelson says advances in the understanding of lung tumors have produced numerous therapies to target this deadliest of cancers.
NOV 09UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Leonard Sender tells the Wall Street Journal about young-adult cancer patients' special needs.
OCT 28Non-small cell lung cancer patients saw their tumors stabilize or shrink in clinical trials, UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Ignatius Ou and colleagues report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
OCT 01UC Irvine infectious disease specialist Dr. Susan Huang wins $10-million grant for prevention of drug-resistant staph infections
AUG 12Patients ask doctors an average of five questions and most are unrelated to their health, Dr. Sherrie Kaplan, associate dean of UC Irvine's School of Medicine, tells CNN.
JUL 14UC Irvine infectious diseases researcher granted $4.7 million to grant to study drug-resistant malaria in China, Thailand and Myanmar.
JUN 04UC Irvine study finds high survival rates among breast cancer patients given chemotherapy drug trastuzumab before surgery.
MAR 31The Division of Cardiology's Heart Failure Program is recertified by The Joint Commission, earning a Gold Seal of Approval for commitment to the highest quality patient care

2009

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DEC 15Controlling blood glucose levels in some diabetics may not lower the risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a UC Irvine study led by Dr. Shelden Greenfield.
OCT 13Hospitals must take better preventive measures for patients at high risk of developing embolisms, UC Irvine's Dr. Alpesh N. Amin reports in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.