Partner Institutions

With more than 2,000 full-time and 1,000 affiliated faculty members, the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM), complemented by world-class health, social, and life science programs in the School of Public Health, School of Public Affairs, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and College of Letters and Science is well-positioned to provide a supportive home at UCLA in partnership with the UCLA Health-Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) consortia to develop and analyze Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and CKD risk factors. 

Every day, 111,000 caregivers serve patients and communities through Providence St. Joseph Health, a faith-based not-for-profit health and social services system with 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of other services. Together, we share a singular commitment: to improve the health of everyone in our communities, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Providence St. Joseph offers a comprehensive range of services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington through a diverse family of faith-based and secular organizations. Providence St. Joseph Health provides accessible, high-quality, compassionate healthcare regardless of coverage or ability to pay. Providence St. Joseph is a national leader in clinical and translational research. Across this vast healthcare system, we conduct a diverse spectrum of studies, ranging from discovery science to new treatment trials to participatory community-based research. Research sponsors are diverse, including federal funding programs, non-profit foundations, industry, and philanthropy. Patients at Providence St. Joseph have access to the latest advances in research, via Providence-affiliated clinicians and investigators, across many specialties including cancer, heart and vascular diseases, neurological disorders, kidney diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, nutrition, gastrointestinal diseases, pulmonary diseases, rheumatologic diseases, and many more.

Our Team

Dr. Susan Wong, one of our collaborators, has been selected for the extraordinarily prestigious honor of Fulbright Distinguished Professor at the University of Leeds, England, UK for academic year 2024-2025. The Fulbright Award exemplifies qualities of service, leadership, excellence ,and contributions to society.

Susan Wong, MD, MS
Susan Wong, MD, MS

 Dr. Wong will investigate the feasibility of adapting kidney palliative care models in the United Kingdom's National Health Service for implementation within the infrastructure of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Article link: Susan Wong selected as Fulbright Scholar