An event celebrating the UCLA Friends of Geriatrics was held in May 2010 at the Palomar Hotel in Westwood. Dr. David Reuben, division chief, who introduced Dr. David T. Feinberg, associate vice chancellor and CEO , UCLA Hospital System, and Posie Carpenter, chief administrative officer of Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, spoke about the objectives and accomplishments of the division. Numerous recognition awards were presented to active and generous donors, including Dr. and Mrs. S. Jerome Tamkin; she is spearheading a geriatric social support group called Aged to Perfection.
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA celebrated its 11th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier on October 17, 2010, at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. It is the signature fundraiser for the hospital, selling out each year with 1,400 attendees. The event generates unrestricted funding for Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA , allowing it to launch innovative projects and meet its most urgent needs. Recent moneys have been used to support such critical efforts as the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program and the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology’s Gene Therapy Program. Guests enjoyed a full day of amusement-park rides; a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, jewelry and collectors’ memorabilia; arts and crafts; great food; a VIP tent for sponsors; and carnival games stocked with prizes donated by Mattel and run by celebrities from some of the hottest children’s television shows.
The inauguration of the Murray Jarvik Endowed Lectureship took place on October 19, 2010, in the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. A private luncheon followed in honor of Dr. Karl Fagerström, the guest speaker from Sweden, and donors who have supported the lectureship. It is a lasting tribute to Dr. Jarvik for his extraordinary contributions to the Semel Institute and to research in psychopharmacology and tobacco dependence.