Personalized medicine, surgical innovations advance pediatric brain tumor care

The Neuro-Oncology Treatment Program at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC is doing more than providing the most advanced care for pediatric brain tumors — it’s also helping to shape the future of personalized medicine and surgical innovations.

CHOC-UCI origami mask project gets some national attention

Dr. Sanger, a physician, engineer, and computational neuroscientist who joined CHOC in January 2020 as its vice president of research and first chief scientific officer, was concerned about the possibility of CHOC running out of masks for its frontline healthcare workers. Thus began the UCI Face Mask Project, which ultimately led to the creation of what experts call a mask for the masses --- an inexpensive face covering that takes its cues from origami, the art of paper folding closely associated with Japanese culture.

CHOC clinicians pitch ideas for new medical devices to UCI students

At Reverse Project Pitch Night, physicians, scientists, clinicians and industry representatives describe their concepts for new medical devices. Students are matched with projects that interest them and are mentored by the presenters to help develop healthcare solutions.