38th Annual Research Day!
Abstracts are due April 1, 2022, for the 38th Annual UCLA-Affiliated Multi-Campus Family Medicine Research Day (2022), tentatively scheduled to take place at the California Endowment in May or June, subject to COVID considerations. Abstracts must be submitted via the 2022 Research Day Online Submission Form. This annual event is designed to promote research on important issues related to improving care provided to patients in family medicine and primary care settings.
The Student-Run Homeless Clinics are featured in the FY2019-2020 Community Benefit Report for UCLA's Partners in Health Initiative.
The Student-Run Homeless Clinics are now a longitudinal component of UCLA's medical student curriculum, and have been a vital activity of the Department of Family Medicine since 1989. In fiscal year 2019-2020, a total of 61 medical students participated in the program directed by Family Medicine's Dr. Mary Marfisee.
Keeping Families Safe from COVID-19
Fox News spoke recently with our Dr. Yelba Castellon-Lopez about the need for families to stay vigilant against COVID-19 as our children head back into the classroom.
Welcome to Our New Fellows
The department's fellowship program in Sports Medicine is pleased to announce Nelson Bolund, MD (left), Joseph Coppiano, MD (center), and Altelisha Taylor, MD (right) as our future fellows for 2022-2023! Dr. Bolund received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Coppiano is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and also did his Family Medicine residency there. Dr. Taylor earned her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Emory University.Both our Addiction and Sports Medicine Fellowship programs are committed to recruiting outstanding primary care physicians to train in our unique and challenging interdisciplinary environment.
Family Medicine's Dr. Youhalli Anaya was a featured panelist at the 23rd Annual UCLA-Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Symposium held on November 3rd and 4th.
The symposium explored challenges in identifying and dismantling structural racism and conditions that contribute to health disparities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ayala discussed her own work and how organization can address the root causes of racisim in health care and beyond. View slides and video recordings from the symposium here.
Dr. Julio Meza
Dr. Julio Meza, Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship program and Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine was featured on the October 4, 2021 podcast Trapped: Understanding Addiction. The podcast explores the medical aspects and social implications of addiction, including the science behind addictive behavior, how various substances affect the brain and body, how additiona impacts specific populations uniquely, and how views on addiction and treatment have evolved.