David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

A look back at how the pandemic changed our lives

By uclahealth • July 31, 2020
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  • UCLA community engagement program partners with MiOra and Compton schools to expand diabetes prevention program.
  • Students, certified as diabetes prevention program coaches, will conduct educational [...]
By uclahealth • January 2, 2019
High school senior Genesis Morales thought she knew what she wanted to do with her future, but after completing a special Turner-UCLA Allied Health internship this summer her plans changed direction. “Previously, I was interested in working in substance abuse because I know people who [...]
By Amy Albin • October 2, 2017
An upset stomach can’t be ignored – go ahead, try it – but that doesn’t mean you should panic either, as those of us who have spent too much time Googling our various aches and pains are wont to do. "If it lasts for a day or two, [...]
By Tami Dennis • March 27, 2017
  When the American College of Physicians issued new guidelines for treating lower back pain last month it represented a big shift: instead of recommending prescription medications as the first line of treatment, as it had for years, [...]
By Enrique Rivero • March 24, 2017
  Challenging more than a century of medical tradition, a UCLA doctor is exploring whether antibiotics can be an effective alternative to surgery for treating appendicitis. Dr. David Talan, an emergency medicine and infectious diseases specialist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, [...]
By Phil Hampton • March 21, 2017
While boxes of decadent chocolates treats, celebratory champagne and romantic high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your heart may be pining for something else. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is a great time to look at the state [...]
By Roxanne Moster • February 14, 2017
To honor the efforts of biomedical scientists, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is awarding its first annual Switzer Prize this spring. The Switzer Prize recognizes the contributions of an individual biomedical investigator whose basic research has led to breakthroughs in patient care. [...]
By uclahealth • January 3, 2017
It has been a difficult year for the Los Angeles community and the nation as a whole as gun violence continues to disproportionately affect the African American [...]
By uclahealth • December 7, 2016
As if the hot flashes, night sweats and dry skin caused by menopause weren’t indignity enough, a new UCLA study has found that the change of life also accelerates the body’s biological clock, increasing women’s risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death. Published July 25 in the Proceedings [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • November 2, 2016