David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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
Luz Corona Gomez never forgot what her mother advised her sisters and her 20 years ago, as they crouched in the dust to help [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • July 13, 2016
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.  [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • June 29, 2016
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 [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • June 14, 2016
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 [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • June 3, 2016