veterans

VALOR trial aims to discover the optimal treatment for stage 1 lung cancer

By Sandy Cohen • May 9, 2022

'You have to be open to change,' says Irvin Poff, of the life-changing procedure

By Elaine Schmidt • November 11, 2021

A partnership formed in 1947 between UCLA and the VA has evolved into a multitude of services and research studies

By Sandy Cohen • November 10, 2021

UCLA Health President Johnese Spisso and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will join a contingent of nearly 100

By Sandy Cohen • November 10, 2021

This summer, UCLA Operation Mend took another step toward removing barriers to care for warriors by giving their children the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles together with their families. Children of patients participating in the intensive treatment program this past July were enrolled in the UCLA Recreation Summer Camp [...]

By uclahealth • August 27, 2019

When it comes to helping a veteran with PTSD, families too often tend to focus the majority of their physical, emotional and mental resources into taking care of that person, inadvertently creating an imbalance that can both constrain the veteran’s healing and further stress the family. Dr. Jo Sornborger, director [...]

By uclahealth • June 13, 2019

Clare Suomi and her family volunteered to become an Operation Mend Buddy Family back in 2009. In 2016, after lovingly caring for five warriors and their families, Clare happened upon a job opening for a Buddy Program Coordinator and knew it was perfect for her. Clare, who quickly earned [...]

By uclahealth • February 7, 2019

“I left the Operation Mend program in a much better place mentally and spiritually. You really do feel better when you come out of it,” says U.S. Marine John Kob, who went through UCLA Operation Mend’s intensive outpatient treatment program for PTSD and TBI, offered in partnership with the [...]

By uclahealth • January 31, 2019

The quilt was presented to the UCLA Health Operation Mend program A kindergarten class [...]

By • May 29, 2018

On Flag Day, June 14, a group of kindergarten students from the Berkeley Hall School in Los Angeles presented a homemade "quilt of valor" to UCLA Health Operation Mend, a program that provides medical, surgical and psychological services at UCLA for wounded members of the military who have [...]

By • June 29, 2017