David Geffen School of Medicine

When Sean Young was in graduate school, he received a visit one day from his brother. During the visit his brother became so overcome with pain that he had to be rushed to the hospital, where [...]
By Enrique Rivero • July 12, 2017
Early in the morning of July 3, 2017, 20 intrepid mice returned to Earth from the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean off [...]
By Tiare Dunlap • July 11, 2017
Most people think of rheumatology as the study of joint disorders, such as arthritis, but they may not know just how broad the field really is. Because rheumatologic disorders also affect blood vessels, organs and a host of other body parts, rheumatology research delves down into the effects on those [...]
By Enrique Rivero • June 15, 2017
Fourteen months after the Zika virus [...]
By Tiare Dunlap • May 5, 2017
Have you ever wondered why people choose to donate a kidney? And whether these donors regret their decision later? Amy Waterman first became interested in organ donation over 20 years ago when she conducted surveys of kidney donors as a graduate student in [...]
By Enrique Rivero • March 28, 2017
  When the American College of Physicians issued new guidelines for treating lower back pain last month it represented a big shift: instead of recommending prescription medications as the first line of treatment, as it had for years, [...]
By Enrique Rivero • March 24, 2017
To honor the efforts of biomedical scientists, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is awarding its first annual Switzer Prize this spring. The Switzer Prize recognizes the contributions of an individual biomedical investigator whose basic research has led to breakthroughs in patient care. [...]
By uclahealth • January 3, 2017
It has been a difficult year for the Los Angeles community and the nation as a whole as gun violence continues to disproportionately affect the African American [...]
By uclahealth • December 7, 2016