March 27, 2024

A warm welcome to UC Irvine!

Dear colleagues and co-workers:

Welcome to the University of California, Irvine!

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you as you join our esteemed campus community.

You have just become part of a university with tremendous positive momentum and a future filled with unlimited possibilities for all as we set a new standard for academic medicine and community healthcare.

Your arrival marks the beginning of a new chapter in our commitment to innovation and healthcare excellence.

We are proud that, as Orange County’s sole academic health system, UCI Health is the leading provider of advanced medicine, rooted in world-class care, clinical innovation and scientific discovery. Today’s transition means more connected clinical services and unrestricted access to healthcare closer to home.

As members of our UCI Health team, you play a vital role in fulfilling our university's mission of improving lives through education, research, and service to the community. Collectively, we have the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare, advance medical knowledge, and provide compassionate care to those in need. 

In the days and weeks ahead, I look forward to getting to know you better and witnessing the incredible contributions you will make to UCI Health and the communities we serve. Together, we will strive to uphold the highest standards of excellence and make a meaningful difference in our communities. 

Once again, welcome to our Anteater community. We are embarking on an exciting journey, and I am confident that, together, we will achieve great things.

Fiat Lux. 

Chancellor Howard Gillman