U Magazine

Fall 2022

U Magazine Fall 2022

Features

  • Relief For Ukraine
  • We Can Do More To Protect Children From Gun Violence
  • Can Algorithms Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions?
  • Eating For A Healthy Planet
  • Solving Sickle Cell
  • House Calls Without Walls

The Cutting Edge

  • The Tale of The Little Marias
  • Examining Racial Differences in Children’s Chronic Kidney Disease
  • How Sex Chromosomes May Have Emerged in Evolution
  • Scarless Surgery to Reduce Adam’s Apple
  • How the Brain Links Memories
  • Off-the-Shelf Immune Cells to Combat COVID-19
  • Quick-Screening Tool Facilitates Faster Dementia Diagnosis
  • An Electrical Pulse Can Jump-Start Breathing following Opioid Use
  • Understanding and Preventing Blindness in Premature Babies
  • Gene on Y Chromosome may Explain Men’s Lower Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension
U Mag Spring 2022

Spring 2022

Features:

  • The Financial Gut-Punch of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • What The Yeast Can Tell Us
  • COVID-19 Tested U.S. Health Systems — And News Habits

The Cutting Edge:

  • Ticket to a Longer-Lasting COVID Vaccine?
  • Study Spotlights Gaps in Access to Health Care Among State’s LGBT Community
  • Super-Resolution Microscopy Sheds New Light on Process of Embryonic Development
  • VR Experiment Offers New Insights into How Neurons Enable Learning
  • Gene Therapy Gives New Life to Girl Born with Fatal Immune Disorder
  • Researchers Discover an Unexpected Regulator of Heart Repair
  • Removing Some Chemical Messengers in the Brain May Ease Opioid Withdrawl
  • Stem-Cell Transplantation for Leukemia Puts HIV-1-Positive Woman in Remission
U Mag Winter 2022

Winter 2022

Features:

  • Calling out aversive racism in academic medicine
  • UCLA In The Time of AIDS: The Long Road
  • Fourth and Vaccinated
  • COVID-19 Countdown

The Cutting Edge:

  • Women Receiving Inadequate Mental Health Care through California’s Public Programs
  • Robin the Social Robot Brightens Hospitalized Children’s Experience
  • Discrimination Increases Risk for Mental Health Issues in Young Adults
  • Children Born with Deadly Immune Disorder Remain Healthy 10 Years Post-Gene Therapy
  • An ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Immunotherapy for Cancer
  • 102-Year-Old WWII Vet Navigates a New Life with His Hearing Restored
  • Study of Mouse Brain could Pave Way to New Treatments for Human Movement Disorders
U Mag Fall 2021

Fall 2021

Features:

  • Never Afraid to Do the Right Thing
  • UCLA In The Time of AIDS: In The Beginning
  • The Lingering Aftermath of 9/11

The Cutting Edge:

  • UCLA Scientists Decode the ‘Language’ of Immune Cells
  • Dr. Kelsey C. Martin Steps Down as Dean
  • Opera Gives Voice — And Breath — To Patients Recovering From Covid
  • Gene Therapy Offers Potential Cure to Children Born without Immune System
  • Proportion of Black Physicians in U.S. Increased Minimally in 120 Years
  • CAR T Gene Therapy Proves Powerful Weapon against HIV
  • Breaking Down Barriers to Care for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Is Treatment for Pain Race-based?
  • Molecular Analysis Identifies Key Differences in Lungs of Patient with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Any Fracture Increases Risk for Future Breaks in Postmenopausal Women
  • Vaping Just Once Increases Disease Risk in Nonsmokers
U Mag Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Features:

  • Do We Really Want to Return to Normal?
  • High Percentage of California Youth Struggle with Mental Health Issues
  • Safe Harbor
  • A Tale of Two COVIDs
  • A Pioneer, a President and a Legacy
  • More Women Embrace “Going Flat” after Mastectomy

Friends:

  • A Special Connection Leads to $29 Million Gift to Advance Genomic Medicine
  • Medical Student Commits to Increasing Opportunities for Minority Students
  • Max Gray Salon Offers Timely Mental Health Tips
  • UCLA Donors Join Together to Honor Esteemed Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Neurological Research at UCLA
  • Mother and Daughter Send Health Care Workers Virtual Hugs
  • New Endowed Chair Advances Pediatric Orthopaedics
U Mag Winter 2021

Winter 2021

Features:

  • “This Is Our Moment”
  • Race, Racism and Patient Care
  • In the Quiet of the Holiday Season, the City of Angels Burns
  • How To Build A Vaccine
  • The Day the Vaccine Arrived
  • The Art of Sport

The Cutting Edge:

  • How Babies Rewire Their Brains to See in 3-D
  • A Step Toward Understanding Why COVID-19 Boosts Stroke Risk
  • Study Finds More Americans Involuntarily Detained Due to Mental Illness
  • Modified Blood Test Could Help Predict Pregnancy Complications
  • Study Illuminates Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women
  • Virus-mimicking Drug Helps Immune System Target Cunning Cancer Cells
  • Reclaiming Her Voice with a Gift of New Lungs
  • The Impact of Poverty on Childhood Development Noted in Kids as Young as 5
U Mag Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Features:

  • The Day After
  • COVID-19 Diaries
  • It Took a Pandemic
  • The Doctor Will (Remotely) See You Now
  • Is the Fault in Our Genes?
  • The Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • COVID-19: A Time for Creative Compassion
  • Science Will Lead Us Out of This Pandemic

Friends:

  • Your COVID-19 Questions Answered
  • Philanthropic Giving Supports UCLA COVID-19 Relief Efforts
  • UCLA Health Offers Special Thanks to Lead Donors to Our, COVID-19 Funds
  • Gifts

The Cutting Edge:

  • Preexisting Conditions, Poverty, Discrimination Raise COVID-19 Risk for LGBT Community
  • UCLA Health Adopts Approach for At-home Physical Education
  • Relaxed Too Soon, Physical-distancing Measures May Be for Naught
  • Statin Usage Linked to Lower Death Rate in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
  • Coronavirus Antibodies Fall Dramatically in First 3 Months after Mild Cases of COVID-19
  • From My Heart to Yours: Letters from the Chemo Chair
  • WALL-E’s Little Brother Lands at UCLA Mattel
U Mag Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Friends:

  • A Garden of Memories
  • UCLA Health Receives $18 Million Gift to Expand Whole-person Care for Patients and Families Facing Cancer
  • UCLA Health Operation Mend Receives a Customized Patient Shuttle
  • UCLA Kidney Cancer Program Receives Gift for Research on Genetic Forms of Kidney Cancer
  • Philanthropic Giving Aids UCLA Clinicians Combating Covid-19
  • Lab Party Raises Money for UCLA Neurosurgery
  • The Fifth Annual Max Gray Fellows in Mood Disorders Salon

The Cutting Edge:

  • Blood Test Identifies Risk of Disease Linked to Stroke and Dementia
  • A Step toward Treating Infertility with Lab-grown Eggs and Sperm
  • Voice-analysis App Effectively Monitors Patients with Mental Illness
  • Cold Plasma Patch Could Enhance Immunotherapy Treatment of Melanoma
  • Low-cost Ventilator Prototype Could Provide Support in COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Blood-donor “Angels” Save a Child’s Life
U Mag Winter 2020

Winter 2020

Features:

  • On the Road to Health Care Equality

Friends:

  • Golden Visionary Ball Raises More than $1 Million for UCLA Neurosurgery
  • Annual UCLA Health System Board Meeting Turns Its Focus to Cardiac Care
  • UCLA Operation Mend Cheered on at New York City Veterans Day Parade
  • Dr. Hans Gritsch Named Inaugural Chair in Kidney Transplantation
  • Nonprofit Heart of the Brain Fuels the Fight against Brain Cancer
  • UCLA Supporters Raise Money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Dancing for NED Fundraiser Fights Ovarian Cancer
  • David Geffen Adds $46 Million to Landmark Medical Scholarships Program
  • Nearly 2,000 Guests Attend Party on the Pier for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
  • The Who and Friends Rock Private Show for UCLA Health and Teen Cancer America

The Cutting Edge:

  • Repairing and Reversing Damage Caused by Huntington’s Disease
  • Father’s X Chromosome May Yield Clues to Higher Rates of Autoimmune Disease in Women
  • Body Image Concerns Are Universal
  • A Decade in Review: 7 Exciting Health Care Breakthroughs
  • Cells’ Mitochondria Work Much Like Tesla Battery Packs
  • Researchers Create Accurate Model of Organ Scarring
  • Biomarker Predicts Which Heart-failure Patients at Higher Risk of Death within One-to-three Years
  • Targeted Therapy Drug Extends Lives of Women with Aggressive Breast Cancer
  • Can a “Battery Leak” Trigger the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Molecular Changes in Cells of Eye’s Lens Predict Future Cataracts
  • UCLA Addresses Increasing Demand with New Master’s in Genetic Counseling
  • MRI May Help Doctors Differentiate Causes of Memory Loss
U Mag Fall 2019

Fall 2019

The Cutting Edge:

  • Students Travel to a Remote Peruvian City to Learn about Medicine with Limited Resources
  • The Brains of Pairs of Animals Synchronize during Social Interaction
  • More HPV Vaccinations could Prevent Cancer in 1,300 Californians
  • Antibiotics before Liver Transplants Leads to Better Results
  • Immunotherapy Improves Five-year Survival Rate of People with Advanced Lung Cancer
  • Research Explains How Eyes See Continuously in Bright Light
  • Three-drug Combination Helps Curb the Growth of Deadly Type of a Cancer
  • Peptides that Mimic ‘Good Cholesterol’ Reverse Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Mice

Friends:

  • Sold-out Wonder of Women Summit Celebrates Whole Health
  • UCLA Receives $10 million from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to Support Stem Cell Research
  • Taste for a Cure Raises Money for Cancer Research
  • Cyclists Help Tour de Pier Surpass Fundraising Target
  • UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Names New Research Suite
  • Semel Institute Introduces 2018-19 Max Gray Fellows
  • UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center Hosts a Community Update on Women’s Heart Health
  • Vision Specialists Establish Smotrich Family Optometric Clinician-Scientist Chair
  • UCLA Stein Eye Institute Celebrates the Bert O. Levy Chair
  • Innovations in Nutrition and Mindfulness on the Road to Health and Wellness
  • Two Young Friends Launch Toy Drive to Benefit Mattel Patients
U Mag Summer 2019

Summer 2019

The Cutting Edge:

  • The NICU’s Alive with the Sound of Music
  • Scientists Create a Renewable Source of Cancer-fighting T Cells
  • Fractures, Head Injuries Common in E-scooter Collisions
  • Critical New Clues about What Goes Awry in Brains of People with Autism
  • Shorter Course of Radiation Therapy Effective in Treating Men with Prostate Cancer
  • Study Overturns Dogma of Cancer Metabolism Theory 8 U
  • Electrical Activity Early in Fruit Flies’ Brain Development Could Shed Light on How Neurons Wire the Brain

Friends:

  • UCLA Celebrates the Philanthropy of Laurie and Steven Gordon
  • A Fitting Tribute: The Garry Shandling Learning Studio
  • Project to Improve the End-of-Life Experience Marks Its First Anniversary
  • UCLA Center for East-West Medicine Celebrates 25 Years
  • Philanthropy Advances Stroke Care and Honors Dr. Wally Ghurabi
  • Grey Matters Event Sheds Light on Memories
  • UCLA Celebrates Lasker Award-recipient Dr. Michael Grunstein
  • Epilepsy Foundation Endows Fellowship Program in UCLA Pediatrics
  • TEDxUCLA Salon Tackles Depression
  • UCLA Cardiovascular Theme Hosts Innovations in Heart and Lung Transplantation Event
  • Lunch with the Scientists Celebrates Research Accomplishments
  • UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Celebrates Calcaterra Family’s Philanthropy and the Inaugural Calcaterra Chair Holder
U Mag Winter 2019

Winter 2019

The Cutting Edge:

  • UCLA Team Helps Create Facility for Ugandan Women Who Suffer Childbirth Injuries
  • Aggressive Prostate and Lung Cancers Are Driven by Common Mechanisms
  • Behavioral Risk Factors for Depression Vary with Age
  • UCLA Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Genetics of Germ Cell Tumors
  • Promising Drug Strategy Could Slow Neurodegeneration
  • Two-cells-in-one Combo Could Be Platform to Bolster Leukemia Treatment
  • Cancer Treatments May Be Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance

Friends:

  • Innovation and Courage Honored at UCLA Visionary Ball
  • $10 Million Gift Advances Programs in Women’s Health
  • Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Hosts 19th Annual Party on the Pier
  • UCLA Operation Mend Marches Forward
  • UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind Celebrates 20 Years of Supporting School Fitness Programs
  • UCLA-Weizmann Institute Collaboration Advances Depression Research
  • UCLA Urology Honors Two Physicians
  • Dr. Anthony C. Arnold Named Inaugural Chair in Neurodegenerative Diseases
U Mag Fall 2018

Fall 2018

The Cutting Edge:

  • After Two Years in Darkness and Pain, a Young Woman Sees Again
  • How Colon Cancer Mutates to Escape Immune System
  • Men at Risk for Breast Cancer but Often Forego Genetic Tests
  • Good Cholesterol Compound Inhibits Growth of Lung Tumors
  • Public Mental Health Care for Older Californians Lags as Need Grows
  • Gel Material May Help to Regrow Brain Tissue Following Stroke

Friends:

  • Focusing on Whole Health at The Wonder of Women Summit
  • UCLA Medical Center Boards Pass the Gavel
  • Taste for a Cure Raises Money for Cancer Research
  • Using Metabolism to Drive Breakthroughs in Cancer Research
  • Giving Back to Change Lives
  • UCLA Semel Institute Introduces the New Max Gray Fellows in Mood Disorders
  • UCLA Takes on Depression
  • Music and Philanthropy Advance Autism Care
  • Building Connections between Art and Neuroscience at Hammer Museum
  • Tour de Pier Continues to Exceed its Fundraising Goals
  • Bringing Awareness to Food Allergies
  • A Breath of Lung Health
  • Altering the Course of Cardiovascular Research at UCLA
U Mag Spring 2018

Spring 2018

The Cutting Edge:

  • Rare Surgery Helps to Get LAPD Motorcycle Officer Back on His Bike
  • Mirror Neuron Activity Predicts People’s Decision-making in Moral Dilemmas
  • Deep Brain Waves Occur More Often during Navigation and Memory Formation
  • Stem Cells Offer Hope for Hair Growth
  • Genomic Blood Test Predicts Post-surgery Survival Rates for Advanced Heart Failure
  • Scientists Create Cells that Enable Sense of Touch
  • How Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Heart
  • Cancer Defense Mechanism Could Be Turned Back to Attack Tumors
  • Studying Development of Embryonic Heart Cells in Mice, Scientists Hope to Regenerate Damaged Tissue

Friends:

  • The Indelible Mark of the Rosenfeld Family
  • An Evening Remembering Leonard Nimoy
  • Inaugural C.G. Jung Symposium Explores Trauma and Healing
  • UCLA Promotes Empowered Aging with TEDxUCLA Salon
  • UCLA Department of Neurosurgery Welcomes New Chair
  • Grey Matters: Unveiling Mysteries of Brain Disease
  • Golden Portal Fundraiser Recognizes Tenacity
U Mag Winter 2018

Winter 2018

The Cutting Edge:

  • Mobile Stroke Unit: Hospital on Wheels
  • Sip Black Tea to Drop Pounds
  • As Re-hospitalizations Go Down, Mortality Goes Up
  • Modified Herpes Virus Shows Promise for Treating Advanced Melanoma
  • Weak Burst of Electricity Can Help to Improve Memory
  • Heart's Pumping Function Doesn't Indicate Heart Failure Survival Rates
  • Biomarkers Could Reveal Undetected Concussions
  • Researchers Create Molecule that Could 'Kick and Kill' HIV
  • Study Blames Mental Lapses on Sleep-deprived Brain Cells
  • Behavioral Therapy Increases Connectivity in Brains of People with OCD

Friends:

  • Rides, Games and Laughter on the Pier
  • UCLA Health System Board Meeting Features Stroke Care
  • UCLA Launches New Mobile Stroke Unit
  • UCLA Operation Mend Marks a 10-year Milestone
  • Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research
  • The Spectacular Sounds of Autism
  • Family’s Bravery Leads to Generosity
  • A Legacy for Loved Ones
U Mag Fall 2017

Fall 2017

The Cutting Edge:

  • Minimally Invasive Procedure Puts End to Boy’s Rare Form of Seizures
  • Implantable Medical Device Draws Energy Directly from Human Body
  • Study Illustrates Axon Growth in Developing Nervous System
  • Harnessing the Immune System to Control Disease
  • Gut-Brain Association in People with IBS
  • Conscious Sedation a Safe Alternative for Heart-valve Procedure
  • How Advanced Melanoma Resists Immunotherapy
  • Scientists Identify Brain Cells Involved in Pavlovian Response
  • Promising Finding for Children after Brain Injury
  • Combination Therapy Could Provide New Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

Friends:

  • David Geffen, UCLA Leaders Dedicate Geffen Hall
  • Mattel, Inc. Commits $50 million to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
  • UCLA Stein Eye Institute Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Reopening of Jules Stein Building
  • Kaleidoscope 5 Sheds Light on Pediatric Research
  • Tour De Pier Breaks Its Fundraising Record for Cancer Research
  • Longtime UCLA Supporter Honors Wife’s Memory
  • Friends Gather to Support Mental Health
  • Generations Join Together to Defeat Cancer
  • A Life Dedicated to Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Semel Institute Introduces the 2016-2017 Max Gray Fellows
  • Stars Step Out for Cancer Research at Taste for a Cure
  • Lunch with the Scientists Highlights Women’s Research and Philanthropy
  • UCLA Women & Philanthropy Hosts Heart Health Seminar
  • Heart Heroes
  • Cam and Peter Starrett Establish a Term Chair in Urology
  • Community Conversations Open the Dialogue about Mental Health
U Mag Spring 2017

Spring 2017

The Cutting Edge:

  • Experimental Implant Returns Hand Movement to Quadriplegic
  • An Alternative Theory of Tumor Metastasis
  • Different Types of Autism-spectrum Disorders Share Abnormal Pattern of Brain Cells
  • Combating the Cellular Damage of Aging
  • Researchers Uncover How to Prevent Calcification of Heart Tissue
  • Giving a Jump-start to the Brain
  • UCLA Researchers Develop Open-source Program for Analyzing Thyroid Health
  • Cutting-edge Model of Heart Helps Scientists Study New Therapies
  • Affordability, Eligibility Biggest Barriers for Californians without Insurance
  • Genetic Factors Control Regenerative Properties of Blood-forming Stem Cells
  • Brain-wave Measurements Predict Response to Antidepressants

Friends:

  • Honoring the Philanthropy of the Manoukians
  • UCLA Neurology Celebrates the Silton Family’s Philanthropy and the Inaugural Silton Chair Holder
  • Cardiovascular Leadership Sponsors Symposium, Educates the Community
  • Honoring Hope and Courage
  • Party on the Pier Benefits Children
  • UCLA Cancer Researcher Recognized for Exceptional Advancements
  • UCLA Health System Board Meeting Delves into Precision Health
  • Chairs of Distinction: UCLA Neurologists Named as Wilstein Chairs
  • UCLA Launches UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program
  • Celebrating UCLA’s Leaders of Tomorrow Scholars
  • Class of ’76 Alumni Celebrate 40th Reunion, Raise Money for Medical Scholarships
  • Running for Research
  • Switzer Prize Will Recognize Excellence in Research
  • High School Seniors Honor Loved Ones with Cakes for Cancer