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Pharmaceutical sciences professor Sheryl Tsai is named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Pharmaceutical sciences professor Sheryl Tsai named AAAS fellow

Sheryl Tsai, a UC Irvine professor of molecular biology, biochemistry and pharmaceutical sciences, is honored by the AAAS for her distinguished work in chemistry and biology, particularly in the structure and function of metabolic enzymes. She is one of nine UC Irvine researchers to be inducted as a 2017 fellow of the world's largest general scientific society.


UC Irvine epidemiologyist Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD, co-leads statewide precision medicine initiative.

Epidemiologist to help lead statewide precision medicine initiative

UC Irvine epidemiologist Hoda Anton-Culver will help lead an ambitious and far-reaching statewide effort to recruit tens of thousands of patients for President Barack Obama’s million-person health study, part of his Precision Medicine Initiative.

Philanthropists Bill and Sue Gross, who donated $40 million to establish a UC Irvine School of Nursing.

Philanthropists give $40 million to establish a school of nursing

The donation from Sue and Bill Gross, the largest single gift ever to UC Irvine, is aimed at addressing critical healthcare needs.

Oladele Ogunseitan aims to keep toxins from discarded cell phones out of the environment

Getting the lead out

UC Irvine public health professor and e-waste expert Oladele Ogunseitan seeks to eradicate toxins from cell phones, computers and other common electronic products.

Richard Chamberlin, professor and chair of UC Irvine's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Testing for toxins

Novel detection method co-developed at UC Irvine by Richard Chamberlain ensures that drinking water sources are not compromised by algae blooms.

Dr. Howard Federoff, UC Irvine Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and CEO of UC Irvine Medical Center

New ‘top doc,’ Howard Federoff, MD, has heavy caseload

As head of the county’s largest hospital and only medical school, Howard Federoff has his finger on the pulse of the vast UC Irvine Health enterprise.


Students in the UC Irvine Program in Nursing Science will soon be graduating from one of the top 10 such programs in the western United States.

Nursing science is poised for growth

With the gift of $40 million from philanthropists Sue and Bill Gross, the Nursing Science program will seek school status this year, which will allow for increases in enrollment and faculty members at a time when the need for healthcare providers is growing fast.

Lisa Grant Ludwig, PhD, a seismologist with UC Irvine's Program in Public Health

Ready for the big one?

UC Irvine earthquake expert Lisa Grant Ludwig discusses faults, fallacies and the upcoming preparedness event.


Gavin Herbert Eye Institute on the UC Irvine campus

A vision realized in the new Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

The new world-class Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, part of UC Irvine Health, was a long time in the making.

UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Rita Mehta pioneered the now-routine use of chemotherapy on tumors before surgery

Targeting breast cancer

UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Rita Mehta pioneered the now-routine use of chemotherapy to shrink or eradicate breast cancer tumors before surgery.

Halting Huntington's disease

Race against the clock

UC Irvine researcher Leslie Thompson's stem cell work gives hope to Huntington's patients, for whom time is the enemy.

Lycopene research on bladder and prostate cancers

The superfood quest

Xiaolin Zi gauges effects of naturally occurring compounds on bladder and prostate cancers
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