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Group of student and staff cutting a ribbon

A UCLA Health program to enhance physical education throughout Los Angeles schools opened its first new school fitness center since the pandemic put openings on hold in March 2020. 

David Shabsovich, left, scans the wall for his name as David Okikawa reaches for his envelope.

After two years during which Match Day ceremonies were held virtually due to the pandemic, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA held the event in person on March 18 — and it was bigger and better than ever. 

Visualization of the COVID 19 virus

In a new report, researchers say the challenges of treating long COVID are amplified by a critical issue: we do not know what constitutes long COVID or how to formally diagnose it, an issue that is further exacerbated by limited research data of varying quality and consistency.

Dr. Annalien Oosterbaan

Researchers in a multi-institution study led by UCLA Health have identified several overlooked issues affecting women with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and call for more research, customized treatments, education and support to empower women living with this disease and to address their unmet medical needs.

Nurses pose in front of nurses station

Longtime UCLA supporters Stewart and Lynda Resnick have made a significant investment in the education and professional development of the nurses who provide cardiac care at UCLA Health to support the development of advanced clinical skills, the acquisition of a new simulation manikin and other equipment to enhance expertise among this specialized team of nurses.

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, a distinguished endocrinologist with a lengthy record as a researcher and clinician and as a mentor to young scientists, has been appointed chair of the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and executive medical director of the UCLA Health System’s Department of Medicine.

A medical student performs an ultrasound under faculty supervision.

The COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical reckoning and new technologies have ushered in an era of seismic change in science and medicine. To help future leaders in health and healthcare navigate these transformations, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has designed DGSOM Heals, a new curriculum capable of adapting to shifting needs and empowering students with the skills in greatest demand by patients, employers and communities.



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Three faculty members of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, among the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.

Major League Baseball player Connor Jo

Five of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofit health systems launch the newest campaign for their BetterTogether.Health coalition with a mission to convince Angelenos to put health first and access care when needed.

Campus COVID-19 test vending machine

A new $13.3 million contract from the National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative will enable the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to expand its capacity to process COVID-19 tests.

NIH StrokeNet is joining researchers at more than 100 other hospitals across the United States and other countries to conduct a research study of bleeding in the brain called FASTEST.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will be one of more than 100 hospitals across the United States and other countries studying whether emergency treatment using a protein made by the body can stop brain bleeds and improve outcomes. 

UCLA Health and the Dodgers Foundation distribute home PE kits to underserved youth

To date, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind has distributed more than 4,500 kits to communities across Los Angeles. Another 1,000 kits are planned for distribution in June. 

Melissa Rios and her parents

Summer visits to her grandparents' farm in rural Mexico planted the seed for Melissa Rios' childhood dream of becoming a doctor.

Roshan Bastani, Ph.D.

A Centers for Disease Control grant totaling $4.25 million over five years will allow UCLA researchers to address health disparities related to heart disease, stroke and cancer among African Americans, Latinos and Asians at the local, state and national level. The UCLA School of Public Health will provide technical assistance and training to health and social-service organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and other institutions.

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A $1.16 million grant from the Avon Foundation will fund a program that helps poor, underserved patients being treated for breast cancer at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center navigate their way through the complicated county health care system.