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Acting out ageism


If all the world’s a stage, there’s no greater drama than the interaction between doctor and patient. To ensure that this plays out well, the UC Irvine Program in Geriatrics has instituted an innovative live theater performance that highlights the dos and don’ts of patient care for older adults. Dr. Lisa Gibbs, a geriatrician at […]

Mosqueda discusses geriatric medicine, caring for aging parents


IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine’s Dr. Laura Mosqueda joined KPCC’s AirTalk to discuss the differences between geriatrics and young peoples’ medicine, the challenges of caring for aging parents’ from afar, and the latest on diagnosing and treating dementia. Mosqueda, chair and professor of family medicine, director of geriatrics and the Ronald Reagan Endowed Chair in […]

UC Irvine helping to put the ‘i’ in education


IN THE NEWS: The Orange County Register’s iPad edition featured UC Irvine’s iMedEd initiative in its Nov. 9 download: UC Irvine is moving toward focused, small group sessions with students and podcasted lectures, said Dr. Warren Wiechmann, director of instructional technologies. “There’s been a shift among medical educators in the past couple of years to […]

Childhood obesity rates continue to rise


IN THE NEWS: Almost 12.5 million children in the United States between 2 and 19 are obese. These rates of have almost tripled from just one generation ago. Dr. Dan Cooper, chairman of the UC Irvine’s pediatrics department, says the focus should be on providing kids in school with healthy foods and information about improving […]

Nurse honored for leadership, commitment to improving patient safety


UC Irvine Medical Center has nominated Amelia Indig, RN, as a Hospital Hero for her commitment to patients and her leadership of a team that revamped the hospital’s preparedness to successfully handle obstetrical emergencies. Each year, the Hospital Association of Southern California invites medical centers to nominate a Hospital Hero to honor health care professionals […]

Radiation oncology group names Al-Ghazi an Educator of the Year


UC Irvine’s Muthana Al-Ghazi, PhD, has been recognized as an Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology, in partnership with the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Al-Ghazi is a professor and director of medical physics in the UC Irvine Department of Radiation Oncology. “Dr. Al-Ghazi is an excellent teacher,” says […]

Dr. Garg to discuss eye diseases on Healthy OC


Dr. Sumit Garg, medical director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UC Irvine, will appear this week on Healthy OC to discuss the latest developments and research into improving treatment for people with age-related macular degeneration. Healthy OC airs on PBS SoCal, formerly known as KOCE-50. The interview will be broadcast during the Real […]

Dr. Stamos to lead colon and rectal surgery board


Orange, Calif, Sept. 23, 2011 — UC Irvine’s Michael J. Stamos, MD, has been installed as president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, which sets standards and maintains certifications for surgeons that specialize in colorectal surgery. “I look forward to fulfilling this responsibility to an organization which has assumed increased importance with […]

UCI named National Center on Elder Abuse, receives $1.7 million grant


UC Irvine’s Program in Geriatrics has been named the National Center on Elder Abuse, a clearinghouse for practical information supporting federal, state and local efforts to prevent, identify and effectively respond to elder abuse. The agency will provide funding of $561,000 annually for three years. The NCEA will be led by Dr. Laura Mosqueda and Mary […]

All UCI medical students get iPad 2


IN THE NEWS: The iPad was introduced in April of last year and UCI put together an education program – the iMedEd Initiative – centered around the tablet just a few months after launch. Exactly one year ago the university handed 104 iPads to the incoming medical students at the white coat ceremony, when the […]