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Revived UCI Sleep Center Focuses on Mental Issues

Orange County Business Journal – Feb. 17, 2020

Dr. Ruth Benca, who is chair of the Psychiatry and Human Behavior School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine in 2018 restarted the UCI sleep center. She’s designed a new, 6,000-square foot facility in Newport Beach … and has recruited doctors from a variety of fields, such as Dr. Kevin Im, who won a 2014 national award for a sleep study, Dr. Rami Khayat, the center’s medical director and expert on the effects of sleep apnea on cardiovascular diseases, and Dr. Behrouz Jafari, an expert in pulmonology. “We’ve built this beautiful facility and have an all-star group of physicians,” Benca said.

Dr. Benca was recently featured on UCI MIND’s Facebook LIVE Q&A series. Click below to view her episode on sleep and brain health.