Discovery and innovation are core values of our health care system. UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine have a long history of identifying scientific breakthroughs that advance patient care globally.
Our faculty are skilled in the translational bridging of academic research into the clinical environment to offer patients the latest treatments, diagnostics and other technologies available via clinical trials. As clinical trials get FDA approved, our institution invests in the infrastructure and training needed to offer personalized medicine and other novel technologies to our patient population.
At UCLA Health our vision is to heal humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness.
In order to continually advance patient care, better and safer therapies and, ultimately, cures are needed. UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine carefully recruit faculty with the talent to continually improve and impact human health worldwide.
Our Senior Director of Research and Innovation, Desert Horse-Grant, works closely with leadership to support our faculty inventors, to catalyze their discoveries and move them from the lab to clinical environment. If a technology is deemed to merit a new venture, the Technology Development Group will assist faculty in facilitating a spin-off company or will license a technology to facilitate further development and commercialization.
UCLA Health also partners with federal agencies, academia, corporations and other groups to bring new advances to society and patients throughout the world.
Desert Horse-Grant Senior Director Research and Innovation DHorseGrant@mednet.ucla.edu
UCLA Health offers innovative CAR-T therapy
For one early adopter, CAR T therapy means 18 months cancer-free and counting
UCLA Precision Health
Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA
The Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS) resiliency training program at UCLA Health’s Nathanson Family Resilience Center (FOCUS mobile app on iTunes) (FOCUS mobile app on Android)
University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation (UC CAI) Pitch Day
What is the Anderson Accelerator Program The UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator is a six-month, immersive program designed to leverage UCLA’s resources to enable the success of promising startups within the Anderson community. Accelerator leadership provides these startups with one-on-one consulting as well as curated connections to Anderson’s prominent alumni network and potential funders among LA’s thriving venture capital community. Accelerator startups receive customized and actionable programming catered to their vertical and stage, peer support and mentorship, as well as unlimited access to a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art co-working space on campus. Learn more >
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