Events

Warrior Skye

December 12, 2019

Warrior Skye

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Skye is a Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, or JMML pediatric cancer survivor,” reveals Talia Savren-McCormick, mother to four-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick.

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Tags: blood cancer, bone marrow transplant, featured, JMML, juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, pediatric cancer


Are You Stroke Savvy?

December 12, 2019

Are You Stroke Savvy?

By adinielli adinielli

“We’re looking at people’s risk for stroke and heart attack by doing a basic quiz,” explains Pamela Nye, the stroke coordinator and clinical nurse specialist for neuroscience at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Pamela is volunteering at the Santa Monica Health Fair. “I’m checking heart rates, and we’re doing atrial fibrillation checks. So far, I’ve […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, featured, heart attack, heart rates, irregular heart rates, neuroscience, Santa Monica Health Fair, stroke, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


A MARVELous Birthday Surprise for Patient at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

December 12, 2019

A MARVELous Birthday Surprise for Patient at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Chase Child Life Specialist, Megan Pike had an extraordinary idea to help celebrate the 18th birthday of patient — and Marvel superfan, Jesus. After multiple organ transplants, Jesus has been a long-time patient at UCLA Mattel Children’s hospital, and as a result, well-known to most of the staff. Meagan says, “the scavenger […]

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, transplant, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


A Milestone Year for Mattel Party on the Pier

November 25, 2019

A Milestone Year for Mattel Party on the Pier

By uclahealth uclahealth

Beautiful Santa Monica weather provided the perfect backdrop for the 20th annual ‘Party on the Pier’. The event attracted more than 2,000 attendees this year, generating close to $1-million in contributions. Proceeds from the event will help provide unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs that benefit children treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, and help support […]

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Tags: featured, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Mattel Party on the Pier, pediatrics


Lighting the Night in Remembrance

October 23, 2019

Lighting the Night in Remembrance

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My mom passed away from lymphoma cancer four years ago,” reveals Hilda Zamora, a purchasing coordinator in the department of medicine. “I wanted to give back after her passing, and now that I’m getting over a little of the grief, raising money for the Light the Night Walk seems meant to be. It feels like […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, featured, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


Project Search Graduation

October 1, 2019

Project Search Graduation

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This has been our most exciting graduation. You can feel the energy and the excitement,” celebrates Kristin DiMirez, senior Consultant of Talent Acquisition. “This program is called UCLA Health Project Search, and we are partners with the West Side Regional Center, PathPoint, and UCLA Extension. This program was started in 2010 when we found there […]

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Tags: developmental disabilities, featured, UCLA Community Engagement, UCLA Health Project Search


Annual Kidney Fair

September 19, 2019

Annual Kidney Fair

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The Kidney Fair is about being positive and giving hope to our patients with kidney disease,” states Dr. Anjay Rastogi, director of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Program at UCLA.

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Tags: Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, Kidney Fair, polycystic kidney disease


UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

September 18, 2019

UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

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Two UCLA doctors have received grants totaling $500,000 to fund research into treatments for pediatric cancer from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.

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Tags: featured, pediatric cancer


Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

September 4, 2019

Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

By uclahealth uclahealth

As part of its Disney Team of Heroes initiative, Disney teamed up with Mattel, Inc. for an afternoon that started with a screening of Toy Story 4, a toy giveaway and the biggest surprise of all, a meet-and-greet with Mickey and Minnie!

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

August 28, 2019

Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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It was a special day of “grime fighting” at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, as our pediatric patients oohed and awed as prized superheroes washed windows while descending from the hospital’s rooftop. Once the caped crusaders conquered their grimy foes, young patients and their families greeted them and posed for photos on the Chase Child Life […]

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital