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August 7, 2019

UCLA Health People

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Jonathan Flint, MD Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Senior Scientist, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA As a newly inducted member of the Royal Society of London, “It’s a bit surreal and very humbling to be counted among such esteemed […]

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Tags: Dr. Jonathan Flint, genetics research, Semel Institute, UCLA Depression Grand Challenge


Summer program introduces teens to health care career opportunities

August 6, 2019

Summer program introduces teens to health care career opportunities

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Close to 50 high school students from the greater Los Angeles area took part in two weeklong summer programs designed to introduce them to various careers in healthcare. “We created the Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program in response to numerous requests from our teen volunteers who wanted more exposure to health care employment opportunities,” says Regina […]

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Tags: CASIT, Dr. Areti Tillou, featured, Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program, UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology, volunteer


My most challenging patient: A resourceful nurse reunites a confused patient with his family

August 6, 2019

My most challenging patient: A resourceful nurse reunites a confused patient with his family

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Emergency Management Services brought an elderly patient to the Emergency Department after he was found wandering the streets in Santa Monica. The patient initially said his wife had dropped him off. He appeared clean and was dressed appropriately, but he was very confused and not able to tell us his date of birth. The patient […]

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July 21, 2019

Team coordinates medical care, translation services and more for international patients

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Story Highlights International Services manages medical care for patients from more than 140 countries. Care coordinators help with translation services, appointment scheduling, and they serve as a support system for patients who are far from home Staff with international backgrounds combine their knowledge of CICARE and cultural sensitivities to bridge the gap between patientsand providers. […]

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Tags: UCLA Health International Services


July 20, 2019

Resnick staff sows seeds to improve mental wellness

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What began as a modest investment of space and money — an unused, raised outdoor planter bed at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools — has become a popular therapeutic tool for some of the hospital’s inpatients. And, it has produced an important piece of […]

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Tags: Magnet, Magnet status, nurses, occupational therapy, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, social worker


June 4, 2019

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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