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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | August 7, 2010
IRVINE — On Friday, UC Irvine's School of Medicine ushered in the class of 2014. This year, instead of finding a shiny new stethoscope in their pockets, they got something a little sweeter: an Apple iPad. So far, the program is the first in the nation to equip their medical students with the digital device. Part of the iMed initiative, UC Irvine believes modern medicine involves a growing commitment to cutting-edge technology. "The physician's 'black bag' of the 21st century eventually won't contain the standard stethoscope, tuning fork and reflex hammer, but rather new generations of digital tools that allow students to enter a realm of routine examinations heretofore unimaginable," UCI Dean Ralph V. Clayman said in a statement.
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By Jessie Brunner | May 13, 2007
For most of Dr. John Storch's patients, a doctor's appointment is more like a visit with an old friend than an examination. And on Friday, it was a party. About 20 of Storch's longtime patients, colleagues and friends gathered at his Newport Beach office to celebrate 25 years since the Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian physician graduated from the USC School of Medicine. "I've been coming here as long as he has been in practice because he's just a great doctor," said 95-year-old Jean MacDonald, who credits Storch with her longevity.
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By Candice Baker | September 21, 2009
Stanley van den Noort, a former dean of the UC Irvine School of Medicine and pioneering multiple sclerosis researcher and clinician, is being remembered for his devotion to his work, patients and family. The groundbreaking neuroscientist died Wednesday at his home in Tustin of complications from a brain injury that he suffered more than two years ago. He was 79. Van den Noort built one of the country’s top multiple sclerosis clinics.
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By Alan Blank | March 19, 2008
It was the mid-’90s, and Kevin DuBrow was more than a dozen years removed from the height of his success when his band Quiet Riot dueled the likes of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie for the country’s No. 1-selling album. Quiet Riot had gone through several convulsions since that breakthrough album, “Metal Health.” Endless quarrels even led to DuBrow getting fired from his own band. Still, things had calmed down, and the guys released an album in 1993.
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December 6, 2001
Two UCI students have been honored for their outstanding achievement and dedication to the study of science. Doctoral students Lauren Billings and Karen Matsukuma will each receive $25,000 scholarships after receiving the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation Fellowship Award, the university announced Wednesday. Billings, a fourth-year doctorate student in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, studies neurological processes related to Parkinson's disease.
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June 25, 2005
Schwarz-Pelinka Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schwarz of Corona del Mar announce the engagement of their daughter Kristin Brett Schwarz of Brentwood to Robert Todd Pelinka of Los Angeles. The bride-elect graduated from Corona del Mar High School, Duke University and UCLA Medical School and is now completing her pediatric residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The future bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pelinka, of Wheaton, Ill., graduated from Lake Forest High School, and the University of Michigan -- where he double-majored in Business and Law, and is now an sports agent.
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By Michael Miller | March 8, 2007
The estate of Sylvia Holden Robb, a longtime supporter of UC Irvine, has donated about $1.86 million to the university's libraries and medical school. The gift, which UCI announced Wednesday, will be split evenly, with $928,000 benefiting a discretionary fund for the School of Medicine and an equal amount creating an endowed library fund in Robb's name. The endowed fund will provide support for the libraries' collections, services and facilities. Julie Sully, associate director of development for UCI libraries, said the gift from Robb's estate will provide a welcome boost as the campus continues to expand.
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April 5, 2005
Susan Menning Always wished you'd have gone to medical school? Now's your chance. UC Irvine School of Medicine's Mini Medical School showcases the latest innovations and ideas in medical research, education and patient care. Taught by physicians specializing in these areas, the spring 2005 program -- held on the UCI campus -- features presentations on topics ranging from breast cancer to lung disease. Mini Medical School is free and open to the public.
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December 4, 2004
Ashton-Stone Janice Ashton of Newport Beach exchanged wedding vows with Michael Stone of Santa Barbara at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach on Oct. 17. The bride is the daughter of Winton and Pat Ashton of Newport Beach. She designed her own gown, which had 64 buttons, a long train and laced cuffs and collar. The maids of honor were Connie Arnson and Rhonda Donahue. The bridesmaids were Mary Lou Williams, Connie Peacock, Allison Berkey, Melissa Stone, Melissa Wackerman, Jill Herman, Valerie Balzanti, Carrie Lou Rajacic, Celeste Gladych, Kendra Brennan, Gabriele Johnson and Debra Lee. The bridegroom is the son of the late Allan and Brenda Stone of Palm Springs.
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February 4, 2013
Obituary for Kengla, Kenneth William, M.D.   Kenneth William Kengla, M.D. passed away on January 27, 2013.  He was 73 years old.   Dr. Kengla was an Orthopedic Surgeon for 35 years in Orange County.  He attended USC Medical School, was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, and received the Merck Manual Award. In 1966, Ken was drafted and served as a Captain in the US Army.  He was stationed in Germany and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal.  Upon his return to the United States, he completed his residency in Orthopedics at County USC Hospital.  He was a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  Dr. Kengla was on staff at Fountain Valley Hospital, Irvine Medical Center, and Hoag Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Lorraine DuFault Kengla; his son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Alice Kengla; his daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Juergen Kuhmann; and his twin grandchildren Ethan and Kyle Kengla.
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