David Geffen School of Medicine

March 15, 2019

Women of UCLA Health: Trailblazers in health care, medicine and science

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March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine and science. This observance traces its roots to 1981, […]

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Tags: biobehavioral sciences, Health Care Leader to Know, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Neurological Surgery, nurse practitioner, Precision Medicine, psychiatry, public health, thoracic imaging, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, women leaders in health care


Thank a Resident Day: February 22

February 19, 2019

Thank a Resident Day: February 22

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In 2018, the Gold Humanism Honor Society launched an annual resident-recognition day to honor residents

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Tags: featured, Thank a Resident Day


February 6, 2019

My friend, Dad*

By Oats33 wildpanther82

After my father passed away from lung & brain cancer. He’s body was donated to UCLA for research & study. I’ve been always proud to have worked for President Reagan & to know that one of u/r centers is named after him. My mother mailed me from L.A., my birth place, a cap w/d letters […]

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Tags: brain cancer, cancer, Dr. Christopher Tarnay, female bladder solutions, lung cancer, patient stories, UCLA Donated Body Program


Helping 'Unique You'

December 12, 2018

Helping ‘Unique You’

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“I believe the stress of modern living is really damaging us,” says Dr. Howard Murad, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at UCLA Health who published ‘Understanding the Stress of Modern Living’. “One of the things we can do to make a huge difference in our life is act more and more like the […]

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Tags: art therapy, Dr. Howard Murad, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology


California: State's big population means more mosquito-borne infections

July 2, 2018

California: State’s big population means more mosquito-borne infections

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

  Despite its dry, temperate climate, California had more mosquito-borne infections than any U.S. state from 2004 to 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The California numbers are primarily attributable to the state’s large population (more than 39 million) and strong public health reporting system, said Dr. Claire Panosian […]

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Tags: Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Aedes sierrensis, Anopheles freeborni, Asian tiger mosquito, chikungunya, Culex pipiens/Culex quinquefasciatus, Culex tarsalis, dengue, Dr. Claire Panosian, Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, Est Nigh virus


Proud of UCLA

June 14, 2018

Proud of UCLA

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“I always say Pride is my favorite holiday,” says Cathlin Rood, a clinical researcher in hematology and oncology at UCLA Health. “Pride celebrates everything that is good about humanity. When I got the email that UCLA was going to march in the parade, I immediately responded. Knowing that my workplace is supportive of every lifestyle […]

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Tags: CLA Gender Health Program, hematology and oncology, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, researcher


June 14, 2018

EMPWR-ing LGBTQ Youth

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“We volunteered at the Pride fair last night and handed out a lot of swag at the UCLA Health booth,” says Dr. Natalia Ramos, pictured right, a child psychiatrist within the UCLA Department of Child Psychiatry. Liz Ollen, pictured left, a child psychology doctoral student adds, “We’re really excited that UCLA Health is part of […]

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Tags: child psychology, Dr. Natalia Ramos, LGBTQ children, LGBTQ community, LGBTQ young adults, LGBTQ youth, mental health, UCLA Department of Child Psychiatry


Making a Difference

June 13, 2018

Making a Difference

By heatherdawn hacidera

As a board member for Bruin Beans Health Club (BBHC), the Kidney Health Fair at the beach served as our main outreach event for the 2017-2018 school year. Months prior to this event, members of BBHC worked closely with Dr. Anjay Rastogi’s research office as well as the CORE Kidney team in planning this fair, […]

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Tags: Bruin Beans Health Club, CORE Kidney team, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, Kidney Health Fair, patient stories


Online training videos provide coping skills for caregivers of people with dementia

June 6, 2018

Online training videos provide coping skills for caregivers of people with dementia

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

Family and professional caregivers are key to ensuring that people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia live safely, comfortably and with dignity. Given the nation’s rapidly aging population, more people in the coming years will develop Alzheimer’s and dementia with the memory loss, agitation, behavior changes and other symptoms that come with them. […]

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Tags: adult caregivers, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, caregiver training, caregiver training videos, caregivers, dementia, dementia caregivers, Dr. Zaldy Tan, UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program


March 28, 2018

MD with Many Hats

By JL00 mlines

Our lovely OB residents Kim Dessources (R4) and Julie Hein (R3) have been amazing partners of our OB team. Kim has had many tough cases and situations which she has led the team, as chief, through. Julie just coming back from having a baby and jumping in with both feet and handling the high dynamics […]

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Tags: breast-pumping, Doctors Day, OB residents, patient stories