David Geffen School of Medicine

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine

October 17, 2019

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Mobile Clinic Project at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has been a weekly reminder to me of why I chose to pursue a career in medicine

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Tags: community engagement, featured, Giving Tuesday, medical student, mobile clinic project


Team Play to Raise Money

September 30, 2019

Team Play to Raise Money

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This is the second annual Neurosurgery Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament,” cheers Dr. Marvin Bergsneider, program director for the UCLA Neurosurgery Residency program. The tournament raises funds to support neurosurgical resident research through the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation. “This is for resident and faculty wellness. Team play is a great way to bond, rib other […]

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Tags: Dr. Marvin Bergsneider, featured, UCLA neurosurgery


Biodesign Bootcamp

September 5, 2019

Biodesign Bootcamp

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This is the first year of the UCLA Biodesign Program. It’s such an interesting intersection between medicine, business, and engineering,” explains Dr. Peter Hsiue, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident at UCLA Health. “These three groups are so critical to advancing healthcare, but they seldom talk to each other. Being part of the wonderful environment they’ve […]

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Tags: business, engineering, featured, orthopedic surgery, UCLA Biodesign


March 15, 2019

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

By uclahealth uclahealth

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

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 Oats33

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’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 Enrique Rivero

  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

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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