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JAN 01Welcome to Dr. Cynthia Haq, new chair of the Department of Family Medicine and thank you to Dr. Emily Dow, interim chair


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 18Dr. Lisa GIbbs named OCMA's physician of the year
MAR 17Welcome to Residency Class of 2020
JAN 13How to start excercising and stay motivated: Dr. Brian Kim
JAN 13Want a strong heart, get moving: Dr. Christopher Kroner


DEC 16UC Irvine School of Medicine graduates a higher percentage of students who go into Family Medicine
DEC 7Dr. Gibbs featured in WalletHub's recent study about 2016's states with the best elder-adult protections
NOV 14Welcome to new applicants for the Family Medicine Residency Program
FEB 29Family members can be advocates for seniors receiving therapy in nursing homes, said Dr. Lisa Gibbs, division chief for geriatric medicine and gerontology at UC Irvine.
FEB 16Orange County makes history with first needle exchange program
FEB 11The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence is hosting a Distinguished Lecture featuring Dr. Kerry Burnight.
JAN 09UC Irvine undergraduates open free clinic in Garden Grove


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
APR 07Dr. Dow discusses the future of the medical profession on WalletHub
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.
JAN 22UC Irvine family medicine specialist Dr. Baotran Vo leads volunteer medical students and undergraduates who help the uninsured at the Free Clinic Project in Garden Grove.


DEC 22UC Irvine professor Kerry Burnight is named one of Orange County's most influential people of 2014 by the OC Register for work with seniors.
OCT 17Dr. Lisa Gibbs gives presentation at UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence (ICFV) on care related to family violence.
OCT 17Drs. Tan Nguyen and Johanna Shapiro presenting "Poetry in the clinic" at the ASBH National Annual Meeting in San Diego.
SEP 05Dr. Esther Ho is named Member of the Month by California Academy of Family Physicians.
AUG 15Dr. Lisa Gibbs earns award for submitting one of the top five EDU projects in the AIME Program.
AUG 15Drs. Lynette Bui, Lisa Gibbs and Tan Nguyen become members of the first inaugural AIME class at UC Irvine.
JULY 15UC Irvine Health is again rated among the nation's top 50 providers of care for the elderly by U.S. News & World Report.
JULY 03UC Irvine Health physicians Dr. Ceclia Florio and Dr. Chinh Le provide medical services to the elderly patients at the PACE Center, featured in an Orange County Register article.
JUNE Please help the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology by participating in the OC Senior Living Needs Survey, now available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
JUNE 26Congratulations to Dr. Charles Vega for becoming a member of the Class of 2014 Macy Faculty Scholars for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
JUNE 27The Annual Awards Banquet will be celebrating the graduating residents and providing department awards at the UCI University Club. For more information contact Anastasia Palega at
MAY 15UC Irvine Outreach Clinics won the UC Irvine School of Medicine's Student Organization Award in 2014 in recognition of the Outstanding Involvement in Community Service and Development
MAY 15Congratulations to Dr. Lynette Bui for receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award from the UC Irvine School of Medicine
MAY The Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology has published an article written by Annie L. Nguyen, PhD, MPH titled “Cross-Cultural Comparison of Successful Aging Definitions Between Chinese and Hmong Elders in the United States”.
APR 02Integrative Medicine Program collaborates with Orange County School of the Arts to create a unique healing environment for patients at the Family Health Center in Santa Ana.
MAR 28David Kilgore, MD nominated for the faculty member who best models Humanism in Medicine by the UC Irvine Medical Student Body.
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 will be speaking at the John B. Parker Successful Aging Lecture Series. RSVP to
MAR 07-09The Annual Family Medicine retreat in March promotes bonding, communication, and appreciation for the residents, faculty, and staff members. Please contact Anastasia Palega at 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
JAN 31Mindfulness for healthcare professionals. One hour session, including lunch, for UCI faculty and staff. Please 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 Division of Geriatrics & 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.
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