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October 9, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN and KATE FOLMAR and JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
UC Irvine's cadaver program paid more than $15,000 over three years to companies that are now under scrutiny in a criminal investigation, according to financial records released Friday. The three companies are linked to Willed Body Program Director Christopher S. Brown, who was fired last month amid suspicions that he or associates profited from the program.
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March 29, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE
The UCI College of Medicine will receive $2 million from a cosmetics foundation to expand its research and treatment of breast cancer, college officials announced Wednesday. The grant from the Avon Products Foundation will be spread over the next two years, said Andrew Porterfield, a spokesman for the university's College of Medicine. "It's important," he said, "because it's the second consecutive grant from Avon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE
The UCI College of Medicine will receive $2 million from a cosmetics foundation to expand its research and treatment of breast cancer, college officials announced Wednesday. The grant from the Avon Products Foundation will be spread over the next two years, said Andrew Porterfield, a spokesman for the university's College of Medicine. "It's important," he said, "because it's the second consecutive grant from Avon.
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December 7, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine audit released Wednesday found that the former director of the medical school's cadaver program misappropriated money and tried to cover it up. The 29-page audit portrays a Willed Body Program in disarray under Christopher Brown, who was later fired by the university, with poor record keeping and little supervision from the professors above him.
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December 25, 1996 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although a recent audit found lax internal oversight of its billing practices, the dean of UC Irvine's medical school said Tuesday that reforms already in the works will ensure that the college collects all the money it is due. A two-year audit of procedures at four of the College of Medicine's 23 departments concluded that the school lacked a centralized system to determine if doctors bill correctly. The Dec.
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February 7, 1994
Dr. Thomas Cesario, chairman of UCI Medical Center's Department of Medicine since 1990, has been appointed acting dean of the College of Medicine by UCI Chancellor Laurel Wilkening. The appointment is effective March 1. "I'm going to try very hard to help the school continue to grow and increase in prestige as it has," Cesario said. Cesario, 53, has taught at the school for 22 years and will act as dean while a committee searches for a permanent dean.
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June 23, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Urging more cooperation between the UCI College of Medicine and its teaching hospital, the faculty voted Tuesday evening to ask incoming chancellor Laurel L. Wilkening to restructure medical sciences on campus. The idea proposed by Dr. Walter Henry, dean of the medical school, is to create a vice chancellor of medical sciences to whom both the medical school dean and the executive director of the hospital would report and who would be empowered to resolve any differences between them.
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July 21, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine's new chancellor said Tuesday that the university's medical school and UCI Medical Center demand "immediate attention" if they are to survive the era of national health care reform. "If we are going to survive and be viable in our hospital and medical school, we will have to adapt to change," said Chancellor Laurel L. Wilkening, who took her new post July 1.
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March 19, 1998 | LISA ADDISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For a brief moment on Wednesday morning, Allison Murphy, 28, held her future in her hand. Shaking, she then ripped open the envelope, took a look and shouted, "I got it!" Under clear blue skies and surrounded by blue and yellow balloons, 97 graduates of UC Irvine College of Medicine laughed, cried and sprayed champagne as they received news of where they will spend their residencies.
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August 13, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH
UC Irvine, aiming to remain a mecca for students of thoroughly modern medicine, just landed a $1-million donation to help bolster its offerings. The money will be used to expand technology allowing students to use computer simulations for practice in diagnosing and treating disease. Money will also be used to increase opportunities for students to develop their skills by examining actors with rehearsed ailments in an outpatient clinic.
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December 7, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine audit released Wednesday found that the former director of the medical school's cadaver program, misappropriated money and tried to cover it up. The 29-page audit portrays a Willed Body Program in disarray under Christopher Brown, who was later fired by the university, with poor record keeping and little supervision from the professors above him.
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March 2, 2000 | SANDY YANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center officials broke ground in Laguna Hills on Wednesday for a new emergency center and announced an additional donation of $10 million for its construction. Nolan Draney, president of Saddleback Memorial Foundation, said the contribution came from William and Louise Meiklejohn of Laguna Woods. The new center will be named the Meiklejohn Critical Care Pavilion in honor of the couple. "It's an unusual gift for a not-for-profit hospital," Draney said.
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October 9, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN and KATE FOLMAR and JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
UC Irvine's cadaver program paid more than $15,000 over three years to companies that are now under scrutiny in a criminal investigation, according to financial records released Friday. The three companies are linked to Willed Body Program Director Christopher S. Brown, who was fired last month amid suspicions that he or associates profited from the program.
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October 7, 1999 | JEFF GOTTLIEB PETER M. WARREN and KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
UC Irvine is investigating why two families who donated their parents' bodies to the medical school's embattled Willed Body Program paid hundreds of dollars to outside companies instead of the university for the return of cremated remains. In addition, both families are questioning whether they received the correct remains, given that they received ashes more than a year earlier than is typical when bodies are donated to the university.
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October 5, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The brochure was explicit, advertising a private anatomy class including "training and study with a FULL HUMAN CADAVER." But Richard Robertson, chairman of UC Irvine's anatomy and neurobiology department, says he can't remember if he noticed the word "cadaver" when higher-ups asked him to review the brochure in late August or early September last year. If he did, Robertson said, he didn't think to ask how a private venture might procure a cadaver.
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October 2, 1999
UC Irvine officials have announced a series of moves to strengthen oversight and tighten management at the scandal-plagued medical school, including unannounced audits and a review panel with outside members.
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December 7, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine audit released Wednesday found that the former director of the medical school's cadaver program misappropriated money and tried to cover it up. The 29-page audit portrays a Willed Body Program in disarray under Christopher Brown, who was later fired by the university, with poor record keeping and little supervision from the professors above him.
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January 12, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trustees of the UC Irvine College of Medicine on Tuesday declared their commitment to proceed without delay to develop a Center for Health Sciences despite the surprise resignation last month of Vice Chancellor and Dean Walter Henry. UCI Chancellor Laurel L.
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October 2, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Missing records at UC Irvine's medical school mean officials cannot tell if cadavers set aside for students and researchers to dissect are free of infectious disease, medical school Dean Thomas C. Cesario said Friday. As a result, the cadavers likely will be cremated and officials are scrambling to replace them before dissection labs for first-year students begin Nov. 5, he said.
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October 1, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN and JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
UC Irvine officials announced a series of moves Thursday to strengthen oversight and tighten management at the scandal-plagued medical school, including unannounced audits and a review panel with outside members. Chancellor Ralph J.
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