We are pleased and proud to share news that UCLA Health hospitals placed No. 1 in Los Angeles and No. 2 in California in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.
We are equally proud that for the 28th consecutive year, U.S. News recognized our hospitals among the best in the country. In rankings released today, UCLA placed No. 7 on the national honor roll. Of 4,500 medical centers evaluated, only 20 appear on the honor roll.
Productivity is Low in February, Here are 5 Simple Tips to Boost It
Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, an associate professor of medicine in the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, discussed her research about the impact of probiotics on brain response in a CNBC story about boosting productivity. The story also ran on Yahoo! Finance.
What's the Mind-Gut Connection and How Did It Evolve?
Psychiatric Times featured Dr. Emeran A. Mayer, director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience and co-director of the CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center, in a podcast about the connection between the mind and the gut.
David Padua, MD, PhD Receives Kenneth Rainin Foundation Award - January 2018
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today that it has awarded $1.7 million in grants through its Synergy Awards program. Funding will support teams of researchers who are pursuing collaborative projects aimed at improving the prediction and prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). “The Rainin Foundation focuses its grants on impacting patient lives, while still maintaining an eye toward discovery science,” said Laura Wilson, PhD, director of Health Strategy and Ventures for the Rainin Foundation. “We want to fund promising ideas from both IBD research and unrelated fields that have the potential to lead to new patient treatments.” The Synergy Awards encourage investigators with differing areas of expertise to pool their talents and resources toward a research goal that would not be possible if they worked independently.
Dr. Padua and Karka Kirkegaard, Phd, Stanford University, were awarded $200,000 for IFNG-AS1 (NEST) long noncoding RNA as a regular of inflammation in IBD patients.
“As an early stage investigator, this type of funding opportunity is critical to me developing a successful scientific career,” said David Padua, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles. “I am looking forward to collaborating with top notch researchers to combine our basic science and clinical translational research toward new discoveries in IBD.”
UCLA GI Physicians Named 2018 Southern CA Super Doctors
The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Doctors is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding doctors, representing consumer-oriented medical specialties. Physicians are asked to consider the following question: "If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?"
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Top, left-right: Drs. Michael Albertson, Peter Anton, Lin Chang, Hartley Cohen, Daniel Cole, Jeffrey L. Conklin, Francisco Durazo
Middle, left-right: Drs. Eric Ersrailian, Viktor E. Eysselein, Gary Gitnick
Bottom, left-right: Drs. Steven-Huy Han, Dennis Jensen, Rome Jutabha, Thomas Kovacs, Emeran E. Mayer, Sammy Saab and Kirsten Tillisch
UCLA GI Physicians Named 2018 Southern CA Rising Stars
The selection process for Rising Stars and for Super Doctors are the same except: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, candidates must be active physicians who have been fully-licensed to practice for approximately 10 years or less.
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Top, left to right: Drs. Gina Choi, Lynn Shapiro Connolly, Kevin Ghassemi
Bottom, left to right: Drs. Wendy Ho, Hamed Nayeb Hashemi and Alireza Sedarat
7 Types of Abdominal Pain You Shouldn't Ignore
In a Today.com story about colitis, Dr. Daniel Hollander explained the types of stomach pains and symptoms that could indicate a serious medical issue. The story was syndicated on MSN. Dr. Hollander is an inflammatory bowel disease specialist and a professor emeritus in the department of medicine.
Scientists are Zeroing in on Where Intuition Comes From, Biologically
Dr. Emeran A. Mayer, director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience and co-director of the CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center, was quoted in BigThink about the interactions between the gut and the brain in a story about the root of intuition.
Research Says Exercise Also Improves Your Gut Bacteria
Healthline published an article about a study examining the impact of exercise on gut bacteria. The article featured the insights of Dr. Emeran A. Mayer, director of the G Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience and co-director of the CURE: Digestive Diseases Research.
An Integrative Approach for IBS Relief
Dr. Emeran A. Mayer, director of the G Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience and co-director of the CURE: Digestive Diseases Research, was quote in an Experience Life story on IBS relief and the gut-brain process.