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2018

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MAY 03Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the UCI Health Medical Ethics Program, discusses the mental health system in America magazine.
APR 27Dr. Matthew Reed selected for Dean's Scholars: One of 12 medical education leaders to implement the Education Strategic Plan initiatives and train and develop the next generation of medical education scholars and national leaders.
APR 23Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, associate professor of psychiatry and director of UCI's Medical Ethics Program, discusses the bioethics of infant DNA sequencing on KPCC's AirTalk
APR 17People reach their maximum cognitive abilities in their 60s, says UCI neuroscientist James Fallon, PhD, professor emeritus of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
MAR 30UC Irvine psychiatrist Dr. Ruth Benca, an expert on sleep and brain health, tells conference at least 15 percent of dementia is directly related to sleep disturbance and sleep problems.
MAR 12Dr. Bryce Mander/CNN Daytime drowsiness increases risk of Alzheimer's in elderly, study says.

2017

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NOV 26Congratulations! Dr. Ruth Benca - New Research Funding from the UCI Research Office for the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience (SCN) Center.
JUL 25Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, UC Irvine's director of medical ethics, says it's "troubling" if parents like those of infant Charlie Gard are prevented from seeking alternative treatments.

2016

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NOV 30UC Irvine Health psychiatrist Jody M. Rawles, MD, tells Billboard magazine why a patient like rapper Kanye West may need longer hospitalization.
OCT 11James H. Fallon, professor of psychiatry & human behavior, discusses what makes someone a psychopath during his TED Talk.
MAY 25Dr. William Bunney, distinguished professor of psychiatry & human behavior, receives prestigious alumni award from Penn Medicine.
MAY 23Dr. Ruth Benca joins UC Irvine Health as chair of psychiatry & human behavior.
APR 15UC Irvine team finds method to reduce accumulation of damaging Huntington’s disease protein.

2015

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OCT 26Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, UC Irvine associate professor of psychiatry, on the importance of physicians having end-of-life care conversations with patients.
JUN 23Dr. Steven Potkin, UC Irvine professor of psychiatry & human behavior, leads Huntington’s disease study.
APR 13Dr. William Bunney, distinguished professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, is awarded prestigious Payne Whitney Award for Extraordinary Public Service.
FEB 13People who consider suicide don't want to die, but to escape intolerable suffering, says Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior.

2014

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DEC 09UC Irvine study suggests multiple, short learning sessions could aid children with autism-related condition.
NOV 14Jody Rawles says Laura's Law is a major step in improving access to mental health care in Orange County.
OCT 15The vast majority of suicides are associated with some form of clinical depression, says Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior.
OCT 10UC Irvine psychiatric researcher Theo van Erp is involved in global brain data analysis effort funded by NIH.
OCT 08UC Irvine professor Leslie M. Thompson partners with researchers in $8 million effort to create library of brain cell activity.

2013

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NOV 25UC Irvine's Leslie Thompson is named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
NOV 05UC Irvine's Dr. Steven Potkin has received a $100,000 award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression to further his brain imaging research.
OCT 03UC Irvine Health and MemorialCare Health System announce affiliation to expand access to high-quality healthcare.