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Christine Pham
Christine Pham, ’14

When you think of accomplished and motivated students, you think of Christine Pham. Christine is a fourth-year Biological Sciences major with a minor in Conflict Resolution. Christine dreams of a career in medicine, where she plans to specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

As a recipient of the UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellowship, Christine is conducting diabetes research under the direction of her faculty mentor, Hirohito Ichii, M.D., Ph.D. This young researcher is studying various diabetes medications to better understand the disease and control its devastating side effects.

“Research has been my most rewarding and enriching experience at UC Irvine, and I hope to incorporate it into my future.”

Today, more than 220 million people in the world live with diabetes. By the year 2030, that figure is estimated to jump to 360 million, according to the World Health Organization. These statistics drive UCI scientists and young researchers into action. Private support to the UCI Fund allows students like Christine to take her passion for medical research to the next level of excellence.


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You can be an integral part of the thriving innovation and progress at UC Irvine through a donation to the UCI Fund. The UCI Fund supports the greatest needs on campus and affects every facet of university life, including student programs, educational resources and scholarship opportunities. Your gift also helps elevate UCI’s reputation as a stellar university for up-and-coming entrepreneurs and civic-minded leaders. Strong donor participation combined with high academic rankings enables the university to recruit the best faculty, attract the brightest students and increases the value of a UCI degree. Invest in the university that is making a lasting impact; make a gift to the UCI Fund.

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