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Grace McAuley and Dr. Donald Kohn at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Annual Meeting

New research indicates the novel gene editing technique base editing could be used as a one-time therapy to restore the production of T cells in patients born with the rare genetic immune disorder CD3 delta severe combined immunodeficiency.

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The UCLA Center for SMART Health, an interdisciplinary collaborative that looks to the integrated transformation of healthcare through emergent data and technologies, and Hearst Health, a division of Hearst and leader in care guidance, today announced the call for submissions is open for the 2022 Hearst Health Prize, a $100,000 award given in recognition of excellence in data science for managing or improving health in the U.S. In addition, up to two finalists will each receive $25,000.

Dale Abel, MD, Phd

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, the William S. Adams Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chair and Executive Medical Director of the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished achievements and contributions to endocrinology and cardiology.

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Four UCLA physicians have been elected to the Association of American Physicians, an honor given to no more than 70 physicians per year. The UCLA physicians elected in 2022 are: neurologist Timothy F. Cloughesy, MD; infectious disease specialist Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc; primary care physician Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSc.; and cardiologist Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD.

 

 

Dr. Daniel Geschwind

Dr. Daniel Geschwind, a pioneer in the application of systems biology methods in neurologic and psychiatric disease, has been awarded the American Academy of Neurology’s 2022 Cotzias Lecture and Award, the group’s highest honor.

David Geffen School of Medicine

Reflecting broad excellence, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA ranked among the nation’s top 20 medical schools in research and primary care in an annual assessment.

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

UCLA Health received a perfect score and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). 

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. 

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Dr. Timothy F. Cloughesy, professor and director of Neurology-Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; co-director, UCLA Brain Tumor Center; member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute & UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians, an honor society recognizing exemplary physician-scientists who contribute to clinical medicine through the pursuit of basic science.

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The UCLA Center for SMART Health, an interdisciplinary collaborative that looks to the integrated transformation of healthcare through emergent data and technologies, and Hearst Health, a division of Hearst and leader in care guidance, today announced their partnership to offer the Hearst Health Prize.

eHealthcare 2021 Leadership Awards

UCLA Health has won 15 awards, including the coveted eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award, 4 Platinum awards, 6 Gold awards, and 5 Silver awards at the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards.

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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has earned a top 10 national ranking among Academic Medical Centers for Quality and Accountability in annual rankings from Vizient.

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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.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Health received the 2021 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired recognition in two areas – Level 9 in the Acute category and Level 10 in the Ambulatory category, one of only 9 hospitals in the nation to reach that designation. 

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has named Dr. Alejandra Casillas, assistant professor-in-residence of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, as one of its Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars to study ways to improve health for all.

Forbes 2021 Best-in-State Employers

UCLA Health was again recognized on the 2021 Forbes America's Best Employers By State ranking for the second consecutive year. 

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Dr. Benjamin Ellingson received a defense department idea grant to develop a new non-invasive imaging method for quantifying metabolic activity within brain tumors.

UCLA Health earned a spot as Top Hospital for Diversity for the second year in a row.