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News and Events


AUG 08U.S. News & World Report cites excellence in geriatric medicine in recognizing UC Irvine Medical Center as one of "America’s Best Hospitals" for the 17th consecutive year.
MAY 30Dr. Lisa Gibbs has been name Orange County Physician of the Year by the Orange County Medical Association.
JAN 20Longtime UC Irvine donors Laura and Joe Alfieri create geriatric medicine fellowship fund.


JUN 14Dr. Lisa Gibbs, chief of geriatrics and gerontology, offers advice to families with a loved one in a nursing home.


AUG 20UC Irvine Health receives grant to improve healthcare for older adults
JUL 21U.S. News & World Report recognizes UC Irvine Health as one of the nation's top 50 providers of care for the elderly
JUL 13UC Irvine's Divison of Geriatrics, Department of Family Medicine recieves a three year $2.5 million grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
JAN 29UC Irvine’s Claudia Kawas, geriatric neurologist, talks to the Orange County Register about the 90-plus study, a study of people age 90 and older.


DEC 22Elder abuse expert and UC Irvine professor Kerry Burnight is named one of 2014's most Influential people in Orange County.
OCT 17Dr. Lisa Gibbs gives presentation on preventing and intervening in family violence at UC Irvine's Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence (ICFV).
AUG 15Dr. Lisa Gibbs wins award for submitting one of the top five EDU projects for the AIME Program.
AUG 15Drs. Lynette Bui, Lisa Gibbs and Tan Nguyen become members of the first inaugural AIME class at UC Irvine.
JUL 15UC Irvine Health is again rated among the nation's top 50 providers of care for older adults by U.S. News & World Report.
JUL 03UC Irvine Health physicians Dr. Ceclia Florio and Dr. Chinh Le provide medical services to older adults at the PACE Center, featured in an Orange County Register article.
JUN Please help us by participating in the OC Senior Living Needs Survey, now available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
JUN 27Join us for the annual awards banquet celebrating graduating residents and department honorees at the University Club. For more information, contact Anastasia Palega.
MAY View “Cross-Cultural Comparison of Successful Aging Definitions Between Chinese and Hmong Elders in the United States,” by Annie L. Nguyen in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology.
APR 25The Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, along with OCASC, brings a Town Hall event to the community about preventing crimes against older adults.
MAR 16-19Annie L. Nguyen, PhD, MPH, presents a research poster at the American Academy of Health Behavior meeting titled, “Are disabled older adults living in more cohesive communities more likely to receive help with mobility needs?”
MAR 13Laura Mosqueda, MD, Bonnie Olsen, PhD, and Kerry Burnight, PhD, speak at the John B. Parker Successful Aging Lecture Series. Please RSVP to brian.goldberg@uci.edu
MAR 07-09The annual Family Medicine retreat promotes bonding, communication and appreciation for residents, faculty and staff members. Contact Anastasia Palega for more information.
FEB 07Orange County School of the Arts had students recite their poetry at the Family Health Center in Santa Ana for over 40 staff members and patients. Future art presentations will occur on March 14 and 28, April 11 and 18, and May 9 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Please contact Dirk Zirbel, PhD at dzirbel@uci.edu.
JAN 31Mindfulness for healthcare professionals. One hour session, including lunch, for UCI faculty and staff. RSVP to attend.
JAN 22Lisa Gibbs, MD and Laura Mosqueda, MD were part of the 425 2014 Physicians of Excellence honored by the Orange County Medical Association.
JAN UC Irvine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology is creating a new app to introduce learners to the outpatient Geriatric health care team, common Geriatric terminology and ways to optimally communicate with team members. Click the link for more information.
JAN OC Register wrote an article discussing UC Irvine’s School of Medicine’s Student-Senior Partnership Program. Division Chief of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Dr. Lisa Gibbs, and Program Coordinator Elizabeth O’Toole are both featured in this piece, discussing the meaningful impact of this program for both students and seniors.
JAN Family Health Center-Santa Ana is now offering free yoga classes for patients, staff and faculty [see attached flyer]
JAN Diabetes Management classes and group visits are offered the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Family Health Center in Santa Ana. Includes nutrition and healthy cooking education. Call 714.456.7002 for more information.
JAN  Through the Integrative Medicine Program, lunchtime wellness sessions are now being held for staff, residents and faculty at the Family Health Center-Santa Ana. Topics include: yoga, massage, mindfulness, Tai Chi, Zumba and more. For more information email Elizabeth O’Toole at eotoole@uci.edu.