Employee News

June 4, 2019

New center will reveal answers to patients’ unanswered questions about rare diseases

By uclahealth uclahealth

When the California Center for Rare Diseases at UCLA opens its doors, it will become a destination of hope for patients and their families who have struggled to find a diagnosis and treatment for their uncommon genetic illnesses. The center is partly an outgrowth of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network at UCLA. UCLA is among 15 […]

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Tags: California Center for Rare Diseases, chronic diseases, clinical trials, comprehensive genetic test, Dr. M. Carrie Miceli, Dr. Melissa Spencer, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, genetic counseling, genetic illnesses, genomic testing, Institute for Precision Health, National Institutes of Health


Safe-riding tips for scooter commuters

June 4, 2019

Safe-riding tips for scooter commuters

By uclahealth uclahealth

Electric scooters have become ubiquitous on the streets of Westwood — and everywhere else. Earlier this year, UCLA researchers reported results of a study in which they found that people involved in scooter accidents sometimes are injured badly enough to demand emergency treatment. Tarak Trivedi, MD, is among the UCLA physicians who might treat these […]

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Tags: Dr. Tarak Trivedi, electric scooters


A "worst commute" becomes a dream-come-true

June 4, 2019

A “worst commute” becomes a dream-come-true

By uclahealth uclahealth

When her doorbell rang at 4:30 in the morning on March 28, Camile Collins was getting ready to leave for her daily commute from Lake Elsinore in Riverside County to Westwood. It is, by any measure, a miserable drive, taking up to three hours — assuming there’s no accident or other disruption to slow things […]

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Tags: commute, emergency management


UCLA Health recognized for advancing technologies that improve patient care

May 29, 2019

UCLA Health recognized for advancing technologies that improve patient care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Prestigious Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) award acknowledges exceptional use of health care information technology. Multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and professionals in IT, behavioral health, communications and performance excellence join forces to improve patient care. A combination of integrated technologies has resulted in a four-fold increase in depression […]

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Tags: Division of Population Behavioral Health, Dr. Clara Lin, Dr. Jessica K. Jeffrey, Health Information and Management Systems Society, HIMSS


Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

April 22, 2019

Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Hospital social workers help patients and loved ones through difficult medical situations and facilitate communication with care teams. Social workers play a pivotal role at UCLA Health, helping patients and loved ones navigate challenging medical situations. They advocate for patient rights; provide education about conditions, treatments and available community services; conduct mental health […]

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Tags: advance care planning, advance health care directives, care coordination, child life specialists, MSW internship program, palliative care, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, social workers, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


New Volunteer Services program celebrates patient birthdays

April 15, 2019

New Volunteer Services program celebrates patient birthdays

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Health Volunteer Services has launched a new birthday program to help brighten the day for patients who would probably prefer to be spending their birthdays somewhere else. For adult patients who consent to be recognized on their birthdays, Volunteer Services arranges for a musician or student singers to perform the Happy Birthday song. They also deliver a […]

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Tags: birthday program, People-Animal Connection


Staff expertise shapes design and staffing of new hospital in China

April 15, 2019

Staff expertise shapes design and staffing of new hospital in China

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Agreement marks UCLA Health’s first significant venture into international hospital consulting that engages faculty and staff. UCLA Health planning, design and construction experts advise architectural firm to ensure best patient flow inside hospital. Human resources advises on talent acquisition. UCLA Health continues to serve as an international consultant for the development of a new […]

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Tags: CICARE, Design and Construction, Guangzhou, International Services, Real Estate Planning, UCLA Health Human Resources


Project SEARCH helps adults with learning disabilities develop skills and find employment

January 2, 2019

Project SEARCH helps adults with learning disabilities develop skills and find employment

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Transition-to-work program, Project SEARCH, provides classroom instruction and hands-on job training. Student interns rotate to different departments every three months to learn new job skills. Program seeks departments interested in having a student intern. In 2019, UCLA Health will mark 10 years of involvement with Project SEARCH®, a unique transition-to-work program for young […]

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Tags: Project SEARCH, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, young adults with intellectual disabilities


Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

January 2, 2019

Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Launched in July 2017, the UCLA Health Extensivist Program provides care for more than 400 complex patients. The program is set to expand to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and outlying communities in 2019. A new program launched last year by the UCLA Department of Medicine is helping patients at high risk for hospitalization […]

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Tags: acupuncture, cerebrovascular disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, congestive heart failure, Dr. Andrew Shubov, Dr. Sun Yoo, mind-body practices, organ transplantation, primary care medical home, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, UCLA Health Extensivist Program


On-site 3D printing helps physicians prepare for complex surgeries

January 2, 2019

On-site 3D printing helps physicians prepare for complex surgeries

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Story highlights After a successful pilot program, UCLA Heart and Vascular Services launches a Structural and Congenital Cardiovascular 3D Printing Program. UCLA Health is among a select few centers that can create 3D heart models in less than 48 hours using on-site technology. 3D heart models help doctors practice and prepare for surgeries, ensuring […]

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Tags: 3D echocardiograms, 3D heart models, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, cardiologists, Cardiovascular 3D Printing, Congenital Cardiovascular 3D Printing Program, CT scans, Dr. Daniel Levi, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, Dr. Sanjay Sinha, MRIs, UCLA Heart and Vascular Services