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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.

October 2020

Spinal Stenosis Update

Thu, Oct 29, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm

RSBP required to receive Zoom invite.
Elizabeth Lord, MD, UCLA orthopaedic surgeon and spine specialist, ill discuss spinal stenosis in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.  She will address the different types of stenosis and operative and nonoperative treatments available. This event is part of UCLA Health 50 Plus which offers individuals age 60 and older [...]
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Flu and COVID-19

Fri, Oct 30, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am

RSVP required to receive Zoom invite.
Jacob Gold, MD, UCLA internist, will discuss general prevention strategies and outpatient management of the flu and COVID-19.  Learn what you need to do to protect yourself during this year's flu season.  
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Latest Alzheimer's Research & Updates on Current Cliniccal Trials

Thu, Oct 1, 2020
3:00pm to 4:00pm

RSVP required to receive Zoom invite. Email nzbihley@kensingtonsl.com to receive the invite
Featuring Keith Vossel, MD,MSc, UCLA neurologist and Sarah Kremen, MD, UCLA neurologist, from the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA.  They will discuss the latest in Alzheimer's disease research and share insights into the current clinical trial research that is being conducted to treat Alzheimer's disease. [...]

Making Sense of your Medicare Options

Sat, Oct 3, 2020
10:00am to 12:00pm

RSVP required.
Learn about your Medicare options with UCLA Health, what choices you have, how to maximize your Medicare benefits, and how to fill the gaps. Hear from representatives with Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans, in addition to UCLA Health staff. This event is part of UCLA Health 50 Plus which offers [...]

Facial Feminization Surgery

Mon, Oct 12, 2020
7:30pm to 9:00pm

RSVP required to recieve Zoom invite.
Justine Lee, MD, PhD UCLA craniofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will discuss the comprehensive evaluation, treatment and outcomes of facial feminization surgery, including approaches to the brow bone, hairline, nose  jawline and neck. This seminar is co-sponsored by LA LGBTQ Center.

UKEEP: CKD: What You Should Know

Wed, Oct 14, 2020
5:00pm to 7:00pm

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UCLA CORE Kidney Program presents Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine and Clinical Chief of Nephrology, who will speak on what you should know about chronic kidney disease (CKD). RSVP required. This seminar will be presented virtually. Once you register a zoom invite will be sent to you a [...]

Advance Health Care Planning

Wed, Oct 14, 2020
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Learn how to communicate your health care wishes to your family and friends, appoint someone as your surrogate decision maker, and review health care decision-making documents. RSVP required. This seminar will be presented virtually. Once you register a zoom invite will be sent to you a few days before the [...]

Breast Cancer Update

Fri, Oct 16, 2020
12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Parvin Peddi, MD, UCLA oncologist, will review breast cancer fundamentals and focus on the modern era of personalized breast cancer treatment. This seminar is co-sponsored by Cancer Support Community Los Angeles.

When Diet and Exercise are Not Enough: New Alternatives to Surgery for Weight Loss

Mon, Oct 19, 2020
6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Adarsh Thaker, MD, UCLA interventional endoscopist, will review the full spectrum of current weight loss options, including newer minimally invasive endoscopic treatments that do not require surgery.  These incision-less options include Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) and weight loss balloons.  He will also discuss revision procedures for people who have re-gained [...]

Speech and Language in Children

Mon, Oct 19, 2020
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Nicole Schussel, M.S., CCC-SLP, UCLA Speech-Language Pathologist, will discuss speech and language development in children, as well as strategies for increasing and improving communication abilities at home.  This talk is designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 3 and under especially children who may be at risk of delayed [...]

The Importance of Vaccinations for Good Health

Tue, Oct 20, 2020
1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Learn about the benefits of vaccines to prevent diseases, what vaccines should people 50 Plus have to maintain good health and well-being and the flu and COVID-19. This event is part of UCLA Health 50 Plus which offers individuals age 50 and older access to educational lectures, exercise opportunities, information [...]

COVID-19 and Sleep

Thu, Oct 22, 2020
12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Since the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all been subjected to give up our usual routines and challenges to our coping skills.  Under these circumstances, sleep has been affected on a multitude of levels as a result of loss of daytime structure, increasing stresses and information overland. Sam [...]

Nutrition for Immune Support during COVID-19 Pandemic

Fri, Oct 23, 2020
1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Nutrition is the cornerstone of health, it affects many different disease conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, dementia,, and heart disease, as well as overall quality of life.  As a leader in research, patient care, and education, the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition is at the forefront - both [...]

Tech Help for U

Sat, Oct 24, 2020
9:00am to 12:00pm

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UCLA undergraduate students offer free Tech workshops. If you want to learn how to use zoom so you and participate in these workshops and other virtual seminars through UCLA Health, contact our office at 800-516-5323 to receive the brochure created by myUCLAHealth Ambassadors. 9 am - Staying in Touch; 10 [...]

Diabetes Update

Tue, Oct 27, 2020
1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Laura Sue, MD, PhD, UCLA endocrinologist, will give an overview of type 2 diabetes, complications from diabetes, and lifestyle and medication management of diabetes. She will also address how family caregivers can assist a person with diabetes who also has cognitive impairment. This event is part of UCLA Health 50 [...]

Nutrition and Liver Disease

Wed, Oct 28, 2020
1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Natalie Manitius, MPH, RDN , UCLA Digestive Diseases dietitian, will discuss the role of diet and lifestyle in the management of liver disease.  She will review how nutrition impacts liver diseases, and also provide evidence-based tips on how to use food to improve your liver health. This event is part [...]

Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM)

Wed, Oct 28, 2020
3:00pm to 4:00pm

It’s going to be an hour moderated by Maria and Deborah Roberts of ABC News. Including UCLA’s Mirella Diaz-Santos, to discuss the latest in  brain health, Alzheimer’s research and community outreach.