Dr. Abbas Ardehali (RES ’95, ’97), director of the UCLA Heart and Heart-Lung Transplant Program, was honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at its 2013 Breath of Life Gala for his work to pioneer innovative treatments for patients with end-stage lung diseases.
Dr. Robert Cherry, formerly director of clinical and operational excellence at Navigant Consulting, was selected as chief medical and quality officer for UCLA Health to lead quality-improvement efforts across the entire health system.
Dr. Bowen Chung, assistant professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was a member of a UCLA-RAND team that received the Joint Team Science Award from the Association of Clinical and Translational Science and the American Federation for Medical Research.
Dr. David Heber, MD (RES ’77, ’79), professor emeritus of medicine and founding director of the UCLA Center for Nutrition, was inducted into the 2014 Class of Fellows of the American Society for Human Nutrition. The highest honor of the society, this accolade recognizes individuals for their significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.
Dr. Lee Todd Miller, vice chair of education in the Department of Pediatrics, received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges for his contributions to academic medicine.
Dr. Gary Small (FEL ’83), professor of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Longevity Center, was appointed president-elect of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, to be installed as president in March 2015.
Dr. A. Eugene Washington, vice chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most-prestigious honorary societies and independent policy-research centers.
Dr. Kenneth Wells (RES ’78), professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences in the Jane and Terry Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was a member of a UCLA-RAND team that received the Joint Team Science Award from the Association of Clinical and Translational Science and the American Federation for Medical Research.
Dr. Owen Witte, director of UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, was inducted into the American Association of Cancer Research Academy in recognition of his instrumental research into the development of targeted cancer drugs.