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DEC Annie L. Nguyen, PhD, MPH and other professionals wrote an article in the Gerontology & Geriatrics Education journal titled "Positioning Medical Students for the Geriatric Imperative: Using Geriatrics to Effectively Teach Medicine". Click on this link to read the full article.
DEC 20The annual toy give away called “Nancy’s Miracle Toy Give Away” at the Family Health Center in Santa Ana is occurring from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information call 714-480-2443.
DEC 03-06Center of Excellence faculty and staff will be presenting at the California District Attorneys Association National Elder Abuse Symposium
NOV 22UC Irvine geriatrician and researcher, Dr. Laura Mosqueda will speak at the 2013 Gerontological Society of America annual meeting on "Elder Abuse: How Frameworks and Theories Drive Research, Policy, and Practice". Stop by and see us at booth # 105.
NOV 20Mind, body, and spirit: Asian American Elders’ Perspectives of Healthy Aging Behaviors. Annie Nguyen, PhD, MSW, speaker, session organizer, Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
NOV 15Melanie Gironda, PhD, MSW, speaking at Loma Linda School of Dentistry about ageism and the impact on health of older adults
NOV 14UC Irvine geriatrician and researcher, Dr. Laura Mosqueda will discuss the types of dementia and the pros and cons of commonly used medications at the 12th Annual Caregivers Conference in Maui. She will also lead a workshop on effective physician-patient partnerships.
NOV 8Melanie, Gironda, PhD, MSW is speaking at the UCLA School of Dentistry about psychosocial issues of older adults potentially building a barrier for seeking dental care.
NOV 03Melanie Gironda, PhD, MSW, spoke at American Public Health Association about characteristics of people with multiple sclerosis associated with mistreatment
OCT 29The Orange County Elder Abuse Forensic Center at UC Irvine honored over 100 detectives, domestic violence advocates, healthcare providers, investigators, mental health providers, officers, ombudsmen, prosecutors, public guardians, social workers and other advocates who have powered the Center for 10 years at HeroFest 2013
OCT 15Geriatricians Dr. Lisa Gibbs and Rachel Austin, and gerontologist Kerry Burnight, PhD, will speak at the 2013 HASC Conference on Aging in Garden Grove, CA.
OCT 01Gerontologist Kerry Burnight, PhD, to speak on "Staying in Step with Emotions: Genuinely Experiencing Life and Death" at the Woodbridge Village Center in Irvine, California
SEP  27Dr. Marco Angulo received the American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP)/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education in Family Practice. This award is given to a family practice residents demonstrating leadership, community involvement, and exemplary patient care. Only 12 are awarded annually in the entire nation.
SEP 21Dr. Vega wrote an editorial titled "Patient-Centered Care" that was published in the O.C. Register.
AUG 07Family Medicine physicians Thomas Bent and Irina Todorov are highlighted in the summer 2013 edition of the California Family Physician newsletter.
JUL 01Welcome Alison Moore, MD, a noted geriatrician and researcher, who joins us part-time to further develop our research programs.
JUL 01Welcome Cordula Dick-Muehlke, PhD, who comes to us from the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorder (IMIND).
JUN 28UC Irvine’s Department of Family Medicine congratulates its Residency Class of 2013, who will say their final farewells on June 28.
JUN 21Family Medicine's Dr. Laura Mosqueda has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s 2013 Forum on Global Violence Prevention
JUN 13Geriatrician Dr. Laura Mosqueda discusses "Medicine, Multidisciplinary Teams & the Vulnerable Adult" at the Michigan Elder Justice & At-Risk Adult Resource Project
MAY 31Congratulations to Drs. Lynette Bui, Emily Down, David Morohashi, and Hanh Nguyen for receiving Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Office of Medical Education
MAY 01The UC Irvine Family Medicine Newsletter is now available to view and print online. Click here to download.
APR 18-19Dr. Johanna Shapiro to present a paper at the UC Medical Humanities Consortium annual meeting in Berkeley, California called, "Unauthorized narratives: Who decides?"
APR 17Dr. Johanna Shapiro to lecture on "Humanities for Healing," including anecdotes from both patients and doctors, at the UC Irvine Undergraduate Campus Club
APR 04Family Medicine researchers will conduct the study, "Fractures and co-morbid diagnoses of older adult patients," funded by UC Irvine's Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
MAR 17Annie Nguyen, PhD, to present at the American Academy of Health Behavior Conference on "Impact of social support ... on substance use behavior in African American MSMs"
MAR 12The UC Irvine School of Medicine was chosen among the top 50 in the latest US News & World Report medical school rankings.
FEB 27Dr. Jacob Iwaszewski to deliver a presentation on depression to an audience of over 100 older adults at St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange, CA.
FEB 22“Dignity, Safety and Independence: Educating Older Adults and Honoring Veterans" is the theme of the 6th Annual South County Senior Summit, featuring speaker Dr. Bonnie Olsen
FEB 19Geropsychologist Dr. Bonnie Olsen to give a presentation on Memory Loss at the Florence Sylvester Senior Center in Laguna Hills, California
FEB 13Family Medicine residents and faculty to attend the Rank-A-Thon of 2013 Family Medicine applicants at the Family Health Center in Santa Ana.
FEB 09Art of Doctoring is offering a special session from 1:30-3:30 on how reflective and creative writing and art can play a role in physician wellbeing. Click here to RSVP.
FEB 07Access to health care is important to life span, UC Irvine's Dr. Lisa Gibbs says in an interview, adding that Orange County is lucky to have organizations that address aging issues.
FEB 01Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) received a grant called, "A Survey at the UC Irvine Family Health Center: Attitudes and Knowledge of Complementary and Alternative Medicine."
JAN 27Dr. Johanna Shapiro speaks on "The Arts in Medical Education: Healing Through the Eyes of a Medical Student" at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.
JAN 19The UC Irvine Family Medicine Mixer for students applying to the residency program will take place at Cafe TuTu Tango in Orange, California. RSVP to
JAN 16Dr. Johanna Shapiro discusses "The Inner World of Medical Students: Listening to Their Voices in Poetry & Other Reflective Writing" with UC Riverside's Narrative Medicine
JAN 23UC Irvine physician, Dr. Sonia Sehgal, discusses Motivational Interviewing for an article in the Orange County Register.
JAN 08UC Irvine gerontologist, Dr. Kerry Burnight to serve as an guest expert on elder abuse on the Dr. Phil show on CBS
JAN 07For your viewing pleasure, we have released several recordings of our UC Irvine Family Medicine Inpatient Lecture Series on our videos page.