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News in 2012

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Setting his sights on a cure

Dr. Henry Klassen and others
December 31, 2012
For poets and lovers, the eyes are windows to the soul. But for researchers like Dr. Henry Klassen, they provide unparalleled access to the central...

Baby recovers from huge tumor thanks to UC Irvine doctors

Wyatt Dunbar
December 27, 2012
IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine’s Dr. Manuel Porto described the complex delivery and treatment of a newborn with an life-threatening tumor in his...

Christmas workers make merry best of it

Carmen Morales, center, and Barbara Kaess, right, share a laugh with trauma tech Boris Chung, on left
December 26, 2012
IN THE NEWS: The Orange County Register visited the emergency department at UC Irvine Medical Center on Christmas day for an article about people...

UC Irvine’s Verma talks aging and your voice on "The Doctors"

Dr. Sunil Verma
December 18, 2012
UC Irvine’s Dr. Sunil Verma will appear on the syndicated medical program “The Doctors” on Dec. 21 on KCBS to discuss why your...

‘Fill the Boot’ to support burn survivor programs

December 16, 2012
Firefighters from the Costa Mesa Fire Department will again hold their annual “Fill the Boot” drive to raise money for UC Irvine...

UC Irvine radiology researcher to aid NASA bone density study

Joyce Keyak
December 10, 2012
A UC Irvine researcher is part of a NASA effort to understand more about bone density loss during astronauts’ lengthy stays aboard the...

Dr. Samuel Bederman brings new hope for patients with spinal deformities

Samuel Bederman, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
December 01, 2012
As the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Samuel Bederman grew up surrounded by medicine. Now a surgeon himself, Bederman specializes in scoliosis and...

Dr. Naghmeh S. Saberi is an expert in minimally invasive treatments for gynecological conditions

Naghmeh S. Saberi, MD, Obstetrician/Gynecologist
December 01, 2012
Surgery without large, open incisions is a proven advancement offered at UC Irvine, where women may have many treatment options when they face...

Surviving esophageal cancer

Wayne Treichel, Patient
December 01, 2012
Wayne Treichel was 62 when his wife convinced him to get an endoscopy and colonoscopy. He didn’t have any symptoms or pain, and was in good...

Tiffany Chancheya, hemangioma patient

Tiffany Chancheya, hemangioma patient
December 01, 2012
When Tiffany Chancheya was born in October 2005, she had a quarter-inch reddish mark on one cheek. Tiffany's parents, Tim and Samay Chancheya, grew...