The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases newsletters and clinical updates feature a more in-depth look at the research being conducted by some of its physician-scientists and contain profiles on various benefactors, whose support has been an invaluable part of what helps the division maintain its leadership position in this field. Also included are other UCLA publications that includes articles on digestive diseases and our faculty.

Live Long 2017 Cover

UCLA Magazine - October 2017

Live Long and Prosper
Extraordinary, interdisciplinary initiatives are being undertaken by UCLA scientists and health experts that will help guide the medical world into the next decade.

  • Only in recent years have researchers begun to apprecate the profound health implications of our invisible cohabitants and the genes that produce them, collectively known as the microbio. Drs. Emeran A. Mayer and Kirsten Tillisch's research on the microbiome and the brain-gut connection are featured.

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Healthy Years October 2017 Preview

Healthy Years - October 2017

Two Commonly Confused Conditions – GERD vs Stomach Ulcer
Kevin Ghassemi, MD, clinical director of the UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders, was quoted in the October 2017 issue of Healthy Years on how to distinguish between a stomach ulcer and GERD. Healthy Years is a paid-subscription newsletter produced by the UCLA Department of Geriatrics.

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Beyond the Scope Spring 2017 Cover

Beyond the Scope – Spring 2017

  • Letter from the Chiefs
  • Showcasing Our Division's Research Strengths
  • Using Systems Biology, Other Innovative Approaches to Understand and Treat Inflammatory Processes of the Gut
  • Program Spans from Laboratory Studies to Community Outreach
  • Research on Genetic, Hormonal and Microbial Mechanisms Pave the Way Toward New Prevention and Treatment Strategies
  • New Center Draws from Campus Strengths to Explore New Frontier in Biomedical Research
  • Novel Approaches Toward More Effective Treatments for IBS, Obesity and Chronic Pain
  • Researchers Seek to Better Characterize Hepatotoxicity, Treat Fatty Liver and Improve Quality of Life for Patients
  • As Lines Between Endoscopy and Surgery Blur, Division's Team Continues to Advance the Field
  • UCLA Presence at DDW® 2017

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U Magazine April 2017 Cover

U Magazine – Spring 2017 - Gut Feeling

  • Recent advances are helping scientists to better understand the constant dialogue that goes on between our head and our gut and its influence on both our emotional and physical states.
    • Emeran A. Mayer, MD, director, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience
    • Elaine Hsiao, PhD, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
    • Claudia Sanmiguel, MD, program director, Ingestive Behavior and Obesity Program
    • Yvette Taché, PhD, co-director, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience
    • Kirsten Tillisch, MD, co-director, Neuroimaging Core, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience

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Manoukian Gift U Mag Preview

U Magazine - Spring 2017 - Honoring the Philanthropy of the Manoukians

  • The unrestricted funds will be used to accelerate research, innovative clinical care and education priorities.

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Healthy Years May 2017 Preview

Healthy Years – May 2017

  • Reduce Your Risk of Atherosclerosis - Making At-home, Heart Healthy Meals Can Be Deliciously Easy, Fast and Affordable - Pages 1 and 7
    • Nancee Jaffe, MS, RD, registered dietitian, UCLA Digestive Health and Nutrition Clinic
  • Prolonged Use of PPIs Questioned - These Acid Reflux-reducing Medications are Associated with Serious Health Problems - Page 4
    • Marvin M. Singh, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases

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Healthy Years February 2017 Preview

Healthy Years – February 2017

  • Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders – Reducing Gut Inflammation May Relieve Some Disorders and Improve Overall Health
    • Guy A. Weiss, MD, program leader, UCLA Celiac Disease Program
    • Nancee Jaffe, MS, RD, registered dietitian, UCLA Digestive Health and Nutrition Clinic

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