Top: Special guest speaker Vin Scully. Second: Tracy Davis (left) and Erwin Raphael with the UCLA Mobile Stroke Unit. Third: Susan Horan Fleischer (left) and Kathrine Baumann with PAC miniature therapy horse Blue Moon. Fourth: Brad Friedmutter, Larry Woolf, Kim Friedmutter and Johnese Spisso. Photos: Vince Bucci, Jessie Cowan Bottom: (From left): Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Gerald S. Levey, M.D., Endowed Chair; Johnese Spisso; UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block; Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; Dr. Mazziotta; and Henry Gluck. Photo: Vince Bucci, Mike Baker/Board of Supervisors
The UCLA Health System Board convened for its annual meeting on October 10, 2018, and marked the evening by celebrating the 10th anniversary of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The event was hosted by Dr. John C. Mazziotta (RES ’81, FEL ’83), vice chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health; Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of the UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences; and Henry Gluck, chairman of the UCLA Health System Board.
The program kicked off with remarks by special guest speaker Vin Scully, legendary sportscaster and UCLA Health System Board member. The program featured two faculty members who represent the medical institution’s commitment to innovation. Dr. Dennis J. Slamon (FEL ’82), chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, director of Clinical/Translational Research, director of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program and Bowyer Professor of Medical Oncology, talked about his groundbreaking research, both past and present, and his lifelong goal to cure breast cancer. Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil (RES ’77), executive chairman of the UCLA Department of Surgery, chief of the Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation and William P. Longmire Jr., Chair in Surgery, spoke about the world-renowned transplant program he has pioneered at UCLA. Some of his past patients surprised guests by joining him on stage. During the reception, the UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit was on-site for guests to tour, and volunteers from UCLA’s People-Animal Connection (PAC) program greeted guests at the reception, as they enjoyed music performed by members of the UCLA Music Therapy Program.
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