News in 2017

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Chao family fights cancer with $5 million gift to UCI Health

Richard Van Etten, MD, PHD, director of the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
June 26, 2017
Renowned UCI Health leukemia researchers Richard Van Etten, MD, PhD, and Susan O’Brien, MD, receive endowed chairs, made possible by a...

Chao family: silent partners in Orange County healthcare

UC Irvine donors Allen Chao and siblings
June 26, 2017
Their name may be on UC Irvine buildings, but members of the Chao family prefer working behind the scenes to improve the health of the community....

UCI Health recognizes National Vitiligo Day to raise awareness, offers support group

June 20, 2017
UCI Health recognizes June 25 as National Vitiligo Day to help raise awareness of a condition that causes the skin to lose its normal pigment,...

Lymphoma expert to speak at cutaneous lymphoma conference in Manhattan Beach

Dr. Lauren Pinter-Brown is a UCI Health hematologist-oncologist who specializes in the treatment of lymphoma.
June 15, 2017
UCI Health blood cancer specialist Dr. Lauren Pinter-Brown will be a key speaker at the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation’s annual patient...

Thousands participate in inaugural Anti-Cancer Challenge to raise funds for cancer research

June 14, 2017
More than 2,000 riders, walkers and runners participated in the inaugural UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Anti-Cancer Challenge...

Receive two Angels tickets when you step up to the plate and donate blood

June 07, 2017
Participants in the summer UCI Health - Angels baseball blood drive may receive two tickets to a future game after donating.

Remembering Roger Steinert

June 07, 2017
As a young ophthalmologist in the 1980s, Dr. Roger Steinert became convinced that lasers then being developed to cut and reshape eye tissue could...

UC Irvine geriatrician named Orange County Physician of the Year

UC Irvine geriatrician Dr. Lisa M. Gibbs is named Orange County's 2017 Physician of the Year.
May 30, 2017
Orange, Calif. — The Orange County Medical Association has named UCI Health geriatrician Lisa M. Gibbs, MD, its 2017 Physician of the...

Leaky brain blood vessels linked to Huntington's disease

UC Irvine Professor Leslie Thompson is part of a research team that has identified the link between leaking brain blood vessels and Huntington's disease.
May 17, 2017
UC Irvine neurobiologists and colleagues, using stem cells to line brain blood vessels, have learned why Huntington’s disease patients have...

UC Irvine blood cancer experts to speak at major European conference on malignant lymphoma

Dr. Susan M. O'Brien is a UCI Health hematologist-oncologist and director of the Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Cancer Clinical Trials.
May 05, 2017
UCI Health blood cancer experts Susan M. O'Brien, MD, and Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD, will debate treatment approaches for malignant lymphoma at...