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Enabling Trainees to Implement Innovation

Enabling Trainees to Implement Innovation

“The Biodesign Program kicks off with an intensive 10-day boot camp dedicated to fundamentals of the innovation process,” states Jennifer McCaney, who serves as assistant [...]


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More Active, More Capable

More Active, More Capable

“I feel like I’m more active now,” reflects Mia McKinley, a 9th-grader at Culver City High School, which partners with UCLA Health for the
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Able to Swallow Without Choking

Able to Swallow Without Choking

“After the procedure, I just wanted to call my doctor, Priyam [...]


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Have No Fear

Have No Fear

“If I had not had this procedure, then I would’ve had cancer of my esophagus,” believes 72-year-old Harry Corder, who came to UCLA Health after [...]


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Don't Just Live With Reflux, Seek Help

Don't Just Live With Reflux, Seek Help

“Most of my career has been centered on understanding how the esophagus works and managing or treating patients with esophageal diseases,” explains Dr. Jeffrey Conklin, [...]


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Fixing Santa Claus' Hyperparathyroidism

Fixing Santa Claus' Hyperparathyroidism

“We just took care of Santa Claus for hyperparathyroidism,” says Dr. Masha Livhits, an endocrine surgeon at UCLA Health. “I really want to bring attention [...]


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Gaining Skill Set to Innovate

Gaining Skill Set to Innovate

“My research has been on wearable robotics for rehabilitation or assistance,” muses Gil Hernstadt, an engineer in the new Read more »

Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

As part of its Disney Team of Heroes initiative, Disney teamed up with Mattel, Inc. for an afternoon that started with a screening [...]


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On Santa's 'Nice List'

On Santa's 'Nice List'

“I’d had a ton of kidney stones, and nobody was really sure why,” says Santa Claus, a child advocate and patient who came into the [...]


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Conditioning Culver City High

Conditioning Culver City High

“We used the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program [...]


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Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

It was a special day of “grime fighting” at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, as our pediatric patients oohed and awed as prized superheroes washed windows [...]


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Protect Now to Prevent Damage

Protect Now to Prevent Damage

“As a dermatologist, I diagnose skin cancer multiple times every single day,” says Dr. Emily Newsom, assistant clinical professor at UCLA Division of Dermatology. “We’re [...]


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