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Research and Trials

UCLA conducts research for a wide range of medical disorders and offers patients opportunities to participate in research and clinical trials. See a list of the current research and trial opportunities.

Support Groups

UCLA Health and its community partners offer a number of support groups, available in person and by telephone, designed to support and inform patients, families and caregivers coping with a variety of diagnoses. See a list of current support groups.

March 2019

Healthy Living with Diabetes

Sat, Mar 2, 2019
8:00am to 12:30pm

Conference Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica - 1250 16 Street, Santa Monica. 90404 Courtesy parking at 1311 16th Street
UCLA specialists will discuss the latest in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes care, including research and technology in this free half-day event.

Walk with a Doc

Sat, Mar 2, 2019
8:00am to 9:00am

UCLA Health @ The Village at Westfield Topanga, 6344 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite 2040 (Meet at the koi pond)
Walk at your own pace and chat with local UCLA Health physicians and others from the community. Learn more about the Walk with a Doc program in your area.

Colon Cancer Awareness and Wear Blue Day

Mon, Mar 4, 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm

Corner of Le Conte Ave and Westwood Blvd on the UCLA campus
Join our free event to learn what you can do to prevent colon cancer. Stop by to take a picture with our walk-through inflatable colon, while learning more about when to screen for colon cancer, colonoscopy, and how to complete a stool-based screening test (FIT). Pick up awareness month giveaways at…

Stress and Mental Health (In Spanish)

Mon, Mar 4, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
Join a discussion about the mental and physical toll of stress in our daily lives, tools to cope with it, and community resources available to help.

Integrative Medicine Class - Santa Monica

Tue, Mar 5, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm

Santa Monica Specialty Care 2020 Santa Monica Blvd Conference Room 2nd Floor
This class will teach patients integrative approaches to manage diabetes, including gentle yoga, mindfulness, guidance on the judicious use of supplements and nutrition counseling.

Bone Up on Bone Health

Tue, Mar 5, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30pm

El Caballero Country Club, 18300 Tarzana Dr, Tarzana
Deepashree Gupta, MD, UCLA endocrinologist, will discuss the strategies women can employ for maintaining strong bone health.

Nutrition from The Plantrician Project

Tue, Mar 5, 2019
1:30pm to 3:00pm

WISE & Healthy Aging, 1527 4th Street, Santa Monica. 90401
Learn about nutrition from The Plantrician Project, an organization dedicated to whole-food, plant-based living and global sustainability.

Preventing Colon Cancer

Tue, Mar 5, 2019
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Santa Clarita Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Michael G. Quon, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will give a comprehensive and practical talk on colon cancer awarenesss, colonoscopies and other screening methods, and lifestyle changes to help prevent disease.

Human Optimization

Wed, Mar 6, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th Street, Santa Monica 90401
Learn the strategies to help optimize an active lifestyle, including improved balance, strength, endurance, fall prevention and sleep hygiene.

Take Action: Prevent Colon Cancer

Thu, Mar 7, 2019
11:00am to 2:00pm

Harman Garden at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, 90404
Join us at this free event to learn what you can do to prevent colon cancer with exhibits, information, resources, giveaways and a walk through an inflatable colon. Pick up awareness month giveaways at our booth!

Lunchtime Liposuction and Other In-Office Cosmetic Procedures

Thu, Mar 7, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm

200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 206
UCLA Plastic Surgeon Andrew Vardanian, MD will discuss the latest in office procedures for body contouring and facial rejuvenation, including lunchtime liposuction, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, botox, and dermal fillers.

Tech Help for U

Sat, Mar 9, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm

Conference Room 3 at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica - 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica. 90401
UCLA undergraduate students offer free one-on-one coaching (30 to 45 minute sessions) to UCLA Health 50 Plus members about electronic devices.  Bring your fully charged smartphone, tablet, laptop or e-reader to have your questions answered.  By appointment only.

Walk with a Doc

Sun, Mar 10, 2019
9:00am to 10:00am

Lake Balboa, 6300 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys 91406 (meet at the Southwest portion of the lake, near parking lot entrance)
Walk at your own pace and chat with local UCLA Health physicians and others from the community. Learn more about the Walk with a Doc program in your area.

Living with Type 2 Diabetes - Santa Monica

Mon, Mar 11, 2019
8:30am to 5:00pm

Santa Monica Specialty Care 2020 Santa Monica Blvd Conference Room, 2nd Floor
This ADA-certified self-care class will help you gain important skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully manage your diabetes. A physician referral is required. Covered by most medical insurance policies.

Basic Diabetes Nutrition Group Class - Santa Monica

Tue, Mar 12, 2019
9:00am to 11:00am

Where: 2020 Santa Monica Blvd Conference Room 2nd Floor Santa Monica
This two-hour ADA-certified class will teach you how different foods affect your blood sugar and how to plan healthy meals. A physician referral is required. Covered by most medical insurance policies.

Osteoporosis Update

Tue, Mar 12, 2019
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Collins & Katz Family YMCA, 1466 S. Westgate Ave. West Los Angeles
Learn how to maximize bone health to prevent osteoporosis and fractures and what can be done once osteoporosis is diagnosed.

Medicinal Cannabis and Cancer

Tue, Mar 12, 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ronald Reagan Medical Ctr, 757 Westwood Plaza, B130
Dr. Jeffrey Chen, MD/MBA, Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, discusses the current research into the therapeutic use of cannabis for cancer patients with Lee Rosen, MD, FACP, UCLA hematologist/oncologist.

Colon Cancer: Risk, Prevention, and Screening

Thu, Mar 14, 2019
11:30am to 12:00pm

https://www.uclahealth.org/uclamdchat
Colon cancer is common but preventable! Join UCLA gastroenterologist, Folasade May, MD, PhD, MPhil, for an overview of colon and rectal cancer, including what causes disease, risk factors, and how to prevent it. We will also discuss the different ways to screen for colon and rectal cancer, including stool-based screening…

Walk with a Doc

Fri, Mar 15, 2019
7:30am to 8:30am

UCLA Health Culver City - 6000 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 2660 (inside Westfield Mall, 2nd level)
Walk at your own pace and chat with local UCLA Health physicians and others from the community. Learn more about the Walk with a Doc program in your area.

Colon Cancer Screening

Fri, Mar 15, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Cancer Support Community - Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Drive, Suite 100, West Los Angeles.
Robert M. Mocharla, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss colon polyps, colon cancer and the importance of colonoscopy screenings.

Colon Cancer Awareness and Wear Blue Day

Tue, Mar 19, 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center outside of the Resnick entrance
Stop by our free event to take a picture with our walk-through inflatable colon, while learning more about when to screen for colon cancer, colonoscopy, and how to complete a stool-based screening test (FIT). Pick up awareness month giveaways at our booth! Date: Tuesday, March 19 Time: 9 am -…

Finding Humor in Mental Health

Tue, Mar 19, 2019
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Belmont Village - 15451 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks
Ze'ev Korn, MCSW, UCLA psychotherapist, will explore ways to maintain, regain and keep your sense of humor to help your mental health.

Back, Hip, Arm and Leg Pain

Wed, Mar 20, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Auditorium at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica - 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica. 90404
UCLA neuroradiologists Juan Pablo Villablanca, MD, FACR, and Satoshi Tateshima, MD, will explore common causes of back, hip, arm and leg pain and available treatment options.

Walk with a Doc

Thu, Mar 21, 2019
8:00am to 9:00am

UCLA Health - 10250 Santa Monica Blvd #2440, Los Angeles 90067 (inside Westfield Mall on the 2nd floor near Nordstrom)
Walk at your own pace and chat with local UCLA Health physicians and others from the community. Learn more about the Walk with a Doc program in your area.

Basic Diabetes Nutrition Group Class - Redondo Beach

Thu, Mar 21, 2019
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Redondo Beach Primary & Specialty Care 514 N. Prospect Ave Ste. 103
This two-hour ADA-certified class will teach you how different foods affect your blood sugar and how to plan healthy meals. A physician referral is required. Covered by most medical insurance policies.

The Mommy Makeover

Thu, Mar 21, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm

200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 206
UCLA Plastic Surgeon Jaco Festekjian, MD will discuss the procedures women commonly use to restore their appearance after child bearing, including breast lift, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and liposuction.

Living with Type 2 Diabetes - Santa Monica

Mon, Mar 25, 2019
8:30am to 5:00pm

Santa Monica Specialty Care 2020 Santa Monica Blvd Conference Room, 2nd Floor
This ADA-certified self-care class will help you gain important skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully manage your diabetes. A physician referral is required. Covered by most medical insurance policies.

Integrative Medicine Class - Santa Monica

Tue, Mar 26, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm

Santa Monica Specialty Care 2020 Santa Monica Blvd Conference Room, 2nd Floor
This class will teach patients integrative approaches to manage diabetes, including gentle yoga, mindfulness, guidance on the judicious use of supplements and nutrition counseling.

Advances in Treatments of Blood Cancers (including Immunotherapy)

Wed, Mar 27, 2019
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach 109 Torrance Blvd, #100 Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Our specialists will cover the latest treatment options and clinical trials available to patients. Closer to a Cure Community Lecture Series With recent advances in the treatments of blood cancers, UCLA Health and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are visiting communities across Southern California to discuss these emerging therapies. Learn…

Colonoscopy: What U Should Know

Wed, Mar 27, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Collins & Katz Family YMCA, 1466 S. Westgate Ave, West Los Angeles
Priyam Tripathi, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss the colonoscopy procedure, what to expect before, during and after the procedure and other measures to help prevent colon cancer.

Cancer, Aging and Brain Health

Fri, Mar 29, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Cancer Support Community - Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Dr, Suite 100, West Los Angeles. 90025
Kathleen Van Dyk, PhD, UCLA geriatric psychiatrist and Alexia Holovatyk, MS, will discuss brain function in older adults living with cancer and strategies for improving cognitive function and health.