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COVID-19: How the Virus Affects Children and Those Around Them

March 19, 2020

COVID-19: How the Virus Affects Children and Those Around Them

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Keeping Our Children Healthy During the Spread of Covid-19

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Tags: childrens health, coronavirus, featured, immune system, pediatrics


Jim James: Clinical trial at UCLA gives hope to patient with metastatic melanoma

February 28, 2020

Jim James: Clinical trial at UCLA gives hope to patient with metastatic melanoma

By Denise Heady Denise Heady

Jim James, an engineer, husband, and father of two teenagers, has always been a “look on the brightside” kind of guy. So it was no surprise when he was diagnosed with advanced melanoma in 2018 that he remained positive and grateful to everyone who crossed his path. “There really wasn’t ever a moment that I […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer free, cancer survivor, cancer treatment, Dr. Antoni Ribas, featured, immunology, melanoma, UCLA Health


Big Sib/Little Sib Valentine's Day

February 21, 2020

Big Sib/Little Sib Valentine’s Day

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“We’re having all the Big Sibs and Little Sibs come together to make Valentine’s Day cards and eat cookies,” explains Lauren Matsuno (not pictured), a second-year student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The Big Sib/Little Sib program matches incoming students or Little Sibs, to second-year students, or Big Sibs. “We wanted […]

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Patients Make My Day

February 21, 2020

Patients Make My Day

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“I originally came for the cookies, but then I thought maybe I should make a card,” reveals Kadrius Burgess, a second-year student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “I’m making cards for two of my friends, Tracy and Amy. They’re the two people I’m closest with here, so I wanted to say […]

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Galentine's Day

February 21, 2020

Galentine’s Day

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“I’m six cards deep and going strong,” laughs Nardeen Dawood, a second-year medical student making Valentine’s Day cards. “I started out making one or two, but I realized I should make cards for more of my friends. I’m trying to spread some love on Valentine’s Day. I’m going to the Santa Monica beach to watch […]

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Lucky in Friendship

February 21, 2020

Lucky in Friendship

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“I received a bunch of Valentine’s Day cards. I’m so lucky,” grins Shaz Moghadam (Pictured 2nd from right), a first-year student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “They’re from my closest friends here, but I consider them my family. We all met during intro week, and I’m so grateful to have met […]

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Death of a Public Figure can Reawaken Old Feelings of Private Loss

February 5, 2020

Death of a Public Figure can Reawaken Old Feelings of Private Loss

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The outpouring of grief from all corners of the United States following the death in January of retired basketball star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people likely wasn’t just about the loss of these nine people, say UCLA experts in loss and bereavement. For some people, the tragedy triggered long-dormant or deep-seated […]

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Tags: featured, psychiatry, wellness


Giving to Others

November 27, 2019

Giving to Others

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“We’re having a fall Thanksgiving meal on top of a food drive for the Bruin Shelter,” says Kate Paulsen, a fourth-year student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, enjoying the Fall Gathering. “I donated some oatmeal, canned soup, and granola bars. I have so much,  I feel it’s only right to give. […]

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'Happy Holidays'

November 27, 2019

‘Happy Holidays’

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“The Student Affairs Office is actually serving the students during the Fall Gathering as a way to give back,” reflects Karen Chan, an academic support advisor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “We’re serving turkey, salad, and sides. I’m serving turkey with no gravy, so this is for students who are gluten-free. […]

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Tags: Fall Feast, featured


Fall Gathering & Food Drive

November 27, 2019

Fall Gathering & Food Drive

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“The Fall Feast is an event we look forward to every year,” reveals Aurora Reyes (not pictured) Director for Career Development and Wellbeing at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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