Items Tagged ‘David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA’

Young doctor follows in his father's footsteps

June 29, 2016

Young doctor follows in his father’s footsteps

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

Club foot.  Scoliosis.  Pigeon toes. The images of impoverished Vietnamese children suffering from these disorders–all easily corrected by surgery in the U.S.–are forever seared in Harry Mai’s brain. The 26-year-old visited Vietnam dozens of times as a child and possesses a strong connection to its most vulnerable citizens.  He credits his father, Hong, for both. […]

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Tags: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Harbor-UCLA, Long Beach, low-income patients, medically underserved, orphan, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, UCLA, Vietnam


Teen mother conquers repeated adversity to earn M.D.

June 14, 2016

Teen mother conquers repeated adversity to earn M.D.

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

From the age of 4, Rebecca Lopez had the odds stacked against her. She survived six years of sexual molestation by her stepfather, parenthood at age 14 and marriage to a violent abuser. But nothing could make her abandon her dream of becoming a doctor. At 27, the mother of three returned to college at UCLA […]

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Tags: Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Charles Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Senior moment? UCLA study could help brain recapture memory connections

June 3, 2016

Senior moment? UCLA study could help brain recapture memory connections

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

It’s no secret that our memory worsens as we grow older. Now a new UCLA study conducted in mice reveals how aging weakens the brain’s ability to link related memories over time. Published May 23 in Nature, the findings also suggest a possible intervention for people suffering from age-related memory problems: The researchers devised a way […]

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Tags: BRAIN Initiative, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, memories, memory, memory studies, neuroscientists