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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.

May 2019


Thu, May 2, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm

200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 206
Jason Roostaeian, MD, UCLA plastic surgeon, will discuss how rhinoplasty procedures can improve nasal airflow and aesthetic appearance of the face.

Total Joint Replacement and Recovery

Thu, May 2, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Auditorium at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica - 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica
Adam Sassoon, MD, UCLA orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss the indications, technical aspects and post-operative recovery for total hip replacements and partial/total knee replacements.

Walk with a Doc

Sat, May 4, 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 form the community.  You don't need any special gear and there are no special rules.  Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes; you are also welcome to bring any family or friends.

Tech Help for U

Sat, May 4, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm

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

Kidney Health Fair at the Beach

Sun, May 5, 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm

Santa Monica Beach Park #1 (Ocean Park Blvd and Barnard Way)
Join us for a fun-filled Sunday at our annual Kidney Fair at the Beach hosted by the UCLA CORE Kidney Program.  One of our largest events of the year, the Kidney Fair allows us to provide educational resources on kidney health in a fun, interactive environment. We believe that an [...]

Walk with a Doc

Fri, May 10, 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 form the community. You don't need any special gear and there are no special rules.  Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes; you are also welcome to bring any family or friends.

UCLA Health Volunteer Open House

Fri, May 10, 2019
10:00am to 11:00am

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 757 Westwood Boulevard, B Level, Room B124
Meet current volunteers and learn about UCLA Health volunteer opportunities. Valet parking and refreshments will be provided.

Walk with a Doc

Sun, May 12, 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 at your own pace and chat with local UCLA Health physicians and others form the community.  You don't need any special gear and there are no special rules.  Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes; you are also welcome to bring any family or friends.

Healthy Aging and Longevity (in Spanish)

Mon, May 13, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica.
Do you know how to maintain a healthy life?  UCLA psychologist Mirella Diaz-Santos, PhD, will lead a conversation to learn how nutrition, exercise, sleep and medication management impacts your health, brain and daily functioning.

Exercise as You Age

Tue, May 14, 2019
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Collins & Katz Family YMCA, 1466 S. Westgate Ave, West Los Angeles
Learn about the importance of exercise throughout life, the latest guidelines and recommendations for people over 50 and strategies to incorporate exercise into your life.

Palliative Medicine and the Power of Language and Story

Tue, May 14, 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ronald Reagan Medical Center 757 Westwood Plaza, B130
Sunita Puri, MD, USC Keck palliative care, and author of That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour (Viking/Penguin), discusses palliative medicine as treatment for patients seeking quality of life during their cancer journey.

UCLA Health Auxiliary Thrift Shop (Donation Truck)

Wed, May 15, 2019
8:00am to 2:30pm

200 Medical Plaza Entry
Join us for a meaningful shopping experience at the UCLA Thrift Shop Donation Truck, which sells high quality used and new merchandise at bargain prices to raise money for the UCLA Medical Auxiliary. The donation truck will be parked at the entrance into 200 Medical Plaza from 8 am to [...]

Social Connections: Good for Your Health

Wed, May 15, 2019
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Conference Room 3 at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16h Street
In this interactive workshop learn why social connections in your later years is important to maintain your health and wellbeing., how social isolation and loneliness are risk factors that negatively impact your health, and learn strategies, tips and resources for staying socially connected.

Multiple Myeloma Community Event

Wed, May 15, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Cancer Support Community Valley, Ventura and Santa Barbara 530 Hampshire Rd Westlake Village, CA 91361
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 [...]

3rd Annual UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium

Thu, May 16, 2019
8:00am to 4:00pm

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium 635 Charles E Young Drive South Los Angeles, CA 90095
The UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative is hosting its 3rd Annual UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium. Join us for a day of interdisciplinary talks on the latest cannabis science and policy developments, covering topics including oncology, chronic pain, aging, athletics, federal hemp legalization, and California cannabis legalization. To learn more and RSVP, [...]

Breast Augmentation

Thu, May 16, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm

200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 206
Andrew Da Lio, MD, UCLA plastic surgeon, will discuss breast augmentation and the silicone, saline and cohesive gel implants currently on the market.

Multiple Myeloma: Options for Treatment and Research

Fri, May 17, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Cancer Support Community Los Angeles, 1990 S. Bundy Dr. Suite 100, West Los Angeles
Sarah Larson, MD, UCLA oncologist, will discuss multiple myeloma disease, current available treatments, and exciting new research clinical trials involving immunotherapy.

How to Shake the Shakes

Sat, May 18, 2019
9:30am to 12:00pm

French Hospital Medical Center, Copeland Health Education Building, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 1911 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo
UCLA movement-disorders specialists will discuss treatment options to cope with tremors, including medicines, surgery (deep-brain stimulation) and noninvasive therapies.

Conservative Management of Osteoarthritis

Mon, May 20, 2019
1:30pm to 3:00pm

WISE & Healthy Aging, 1527 4th Street, Santa Monica
Arielle Levy, DPT, UCLA physical therapist, will discuss the symptoms of osteoarthritis and review conservative options available for improving pain and disability.

Heel and Ankle Pain

Tue, May 21, 2019
5:45pm to 6:45pm

2121 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, Suite 101
Gary Briskin, DPM, will discuss common causes of heel and ankle pain, as well as surgical and nonsurgical therapies.

Exercise Recommendations for Adults

Wed, May 22, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Camarillo Health Care District - 3639 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo
UCLA cardiologist Timothy Canan, MD, will review the latest guidelines on Physical Activity and Exercise, and discuss the physical and mental health benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle.

New Recommendations for Aspirin

Thu, May 23, 2019
10:30am to 12:00pm

ONEGeneration, 18255 Victory Blvd, Reseda
Boris Arbit, MD, UCLA cardiologist, will present the latest research on the role of aspirin, fish oil and Vitamin D in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

Is It Time for a Lift?

Thu, May 23, 2019
11:00am to 12:00pm

Calabasas Senior Ctr, 300 Civic Ctr Way
Jaco Festekjian, MD, UCLA plastic surgeon, will discuss contemporary approaches to body contouring, such as neck lift, face lift and eyelid lift.

GERD: What to Know About Acid Reflux

Thu, May 23, 2019
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Blvd, West Los Angeles
Lisa D. Lin, MD, MS, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss the symptoms of acid reflux, how to test for it and treatments to relieve the disorder.

24th Annual UCLA Research Conference on Aging

Wed, May 29, 2019
8:00am to 12:30pm

UCLA Geffen Hall 885 Tiverton Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
The 2019 Research Conference on Aging will demonstrate UCLA's diverse research efforts to enhance and extend productive and healthy lifestyles for older adults. Research topics ranging from basic biology to public policy will be presented. The event provides the opportunity to network with others conducting and interested in aging research [...]

Diabetes Overview

Thu, May 30, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th Street, Santa Monica
Trinidad Solis, MD, MPH, UCLA family medicine physician, will give an overview of diabetes.  She will focus on prevention and treatment strategies.

Sleepless in Calabasas

Fri, May 31, 2019
10:00am to 11:30am

Calabasas Senior Center 300 Civic Center Way
Susie Fong, MD, UCLA sleep medicine physician, will discuss what every senior needs to know to help with sleep in your silver years.