Multi-Campus Research Day Committee

Central to family medicine training programs is developing family physicians who will embody a number of specific virtues including: excellence in clinical medicine, patient centered practice, and critical skills to enable them to maintain a practice consistent with evidence-based medicine. Scholarly activities, including research, foster a more active, individually driven element in family medicine residencies. Research reflects the knowledge derived from working with primary care, practice-based populations and increasingly is viewed as a key component of family medicine training, education, and practice. The UCLA Department of Family Medicine has a commitment to promoting research on important issues related to improving care provided to patients seen in family medicine and primary care settings.

The UCLA-Affiliated Family Medicine Multi-Campus Research Committee (MRC) was established over 35 years ago to help promote this commitment. Formed by the UCLA Department of Family Medicine and affiliated residency programs, the MRC has held annual research forums to facilitate the exchange of scholarly activities among the residency programs and highlight the creative work conducted by residents, fellows, faculty, and medical students. This forum fosters the understanding that the best practice of Family Medicine and pursuit of health demands an active engagement with one's community - a role of leadership with respect to a community of colleagues, of patients, and of the population at large.

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UCLA-Affiliated Family Medicine Multi-Campus Research Committee Members

Lisa Barkley, MD 
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

John Cheng, MD
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Jesse Cheung, MD
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Kathleen Dor, MD
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills

Parastou Farhadian, MD
Riverside County Medical Center

Lillian Gelberg, MD
University of California Los Angeles

Monique George, MD
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills

Mandeep Ghuman, MD
Dignity Health – Northridge Medical Center

Tipu Khan, MD
Ventura County Medicine Center

Chris Kuhlman, MD
Dignity Health – Northridge Medical Center

Bruno Lewin, MD DTMH
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Chun Curtis Lin, DrPH
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Aurelia Nattiv, MD
University of California Los Angeles (Sports Medicine)

Heather Schickedanz, MD
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Steve Shoptaw, PhD
University of California Los Angeles

Laura W. Sheehan (Administrative Coordinator)
University of California Los Angeles