The DGSOM Global Health Program (GHP), in collaboration with UCLA International Health Services, invites letters of intent for its fourth cycle of the Global Health Seed Grant Program. The primary goals of this program are to: Support multidisciplinary teams of faculty involved in global health research in low-and middle-income countries,Establish or further build [...]

By sjmartinez • September 9, 2022

The department of medicine is pleased to share that Michael One, MD, PhD has been appointed associate chief of staff for research and development (ACOS/R) at the VA Greater Los Angeles (GLA) Healthcare System. The appointment is effective September 11, 2022. Dr. Ong has been at UCLA since 2005 and is [...]

By sjmartinez • August 30, 2022

Dear Colleagues:     It is with a heavy heart that we share that Dr. Jeffrey L. Conklin passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022. Dr. Conklin was the medical director of the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health and the director of the GI Motility Program. Dr. Conklin was [...]

By sjmartinez • August 15, 2022

Dr. Ramin Salehi-Rad was awarded the Career Development Award from the Department of Veteran Affairs. His research entitled Flt3l gene-modified cDC1 in situ vaccination in NSCLC: mechanisms and therapeutic application seeks to understand ways to improve the outcomes of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), by exploring a novel approach that [...]

By rosaguerrero • August 10, 2022

In an innovative scientific partnership between researchers, the UC Office of the President (UCOP), and Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Tannaz Moin and Dr. O. Kenrik Duru will leverage existing electronic health record (EHR), insurance claims and Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) cohort data to examine the long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the [...]

By rosaguerrero • July 22, 2022

Dear Colleagues:     It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Dr. Jerome Hershman on July 18th, 2022. Dr. Hershman was a distinguished professor of medicine emeritus at UCLA and the past chief of endocrinology at the VA Greater Los Angeles. He was a brilliant clinician, educator, researcher [...]

By sjmartinez • July 10, 2022

PILOT PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES HIV Research The UCLA-CDU CFAR and the UCLA AIDS Institute are accepting applications for pilot projects to fund HIV-related research with an emphasis on supporting new investigators and established investigators who are new to HIV research. Each applicant should involve an experienced HIV researcher, for the purpose of guidance [...]

By sjmartinez • July 8, 2022

Dr. Zhaoping Li, professor in residence of medicine, Lynda & Stewart Resnick Endowed Chair in Human Nutrition, and chief of the division of clinical nutrition has been appointed as interim chair of the Department of Medicine at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VA GLA). She will also be appointed [...]

By sjmartinez • July 1, 2022

Led by Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and bioengineering, the Maud Cady Guthman Endowed Term Chair in Cardiology, and co-directed by Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD, executive vice chair for equity, diversity and inclusion, professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), research scientists will [...]

By rosaguerrero • May 17, 2022

Dr. Philip O. Scumpia recently published work in Nature portfolio journal Light: Science and Applications describing a novel technique of making biopsy-free, histological determinations of skin lesions using machine learning. His research was awarded 4-year grant totaling $779,012 from the American Cancer Society entitled “Biopsy-free virtual histology for non-invasive melanoma diagnosis.” The grant will [...]

By rosaguerrero • May 11, 2022