This week I will highlight a few clinical programs and initiatives that illustrate the breadth of our faculty’s commitment to provide high-quality patient care and investigate approaches that address diverse health needs across a range of specializations. Most importantly, a common thread throughout these projects is that our expertise promotes [...]

By community • September 19, 2022

On August 31, we held our first research town hall. There was a robust discussion regarding many of the challenges and institutional barriers that our investigators face as they seek to advance their research agendas and for our junior faculty to launch their research careers. The feedback received following this [...]

By sjmartinez • September 12, 2022

Last week I talked about our upcoming resident and fellowship recruitment season and highlighted the innovations of some of our faculty who create a learning environment that develops tomorrow’s leaders in medicine. This week, let me share some results. I was pleased to learn that two of our internal medicine residents [...]

By sjmartinez • September 6, 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

I went to New York to teach a class over the weekend. For the past decade I have been leading an NIH funded program that is developing the next generation of researchers in endocrinology, diabetes and obesity. The program focuses on empowering groups that have been under-represented in science, and medicine. We [...]

By • March 28, 2022

This week, I was pleased to see that our department of medicine (DoM) ranked number 2 in National Institutes of Health funding to departments of medicine in the United States. We were number 1 last year. This year we were eclipsed by NYU, which shot to the top, following receipt of [...]

By • March 7, 2022

On the day after Valentine last week, I received an email from Jesus. Yes, Dr. Jesus Araujo, Professor of Medicine and director of Environmental Cardiology here at UCLA shared with me the circumstances around his latest research award from the NIH totaling >$2M over 4 years.  The proposal: “Dissecting the [...]

By • February 22, 2022