Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld have continued their longstanding dedication to UCLA with a $20 million commitment to health sciences. The funds will strengthen simulation training at UCLA by expanding and revitalizing the Learning Resource Center. Soon to be renamed Eugene & Maxine Rosenfeld Hall, the building at 700 Westwood Plaza is across the street from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Renovating this space, which includes the UCLA Simulation Center and will create a new home for the Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology and a new state-of-the-art facility for standardized patient training, is one of the most urgent priorities of the health enterprise and is critical to attracting and preparing future leaders in health care to serve Los Angeles and communities beyond its borders.
Over the course of more than 50 years, Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld’s philanthropy has made a significant mark on education and on UCLA. Their previous generous gifts established the Rosenfeld Library at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education, which is currently held by Dr. Clarence H. Braddock, vice dean for education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Their giving to UCLA College includes more than 270 scholarships for students with disabilities and those in need of financial assistance. They also have given to the Chancellor’s Greatest Needs fund, UCLA Alumni Affairs, UCLA Athletics, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and UCLA Health Sciences.
“Gene and Maxine have made a profound difference in our ability to achieve our important missions through their generosity, and we are grateful,” said Dr. John C. Mazziotta (RES ’81, FEL ’83), vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health. “This transformative investment in the continuous training of future and practicing physicians and other health care professionals will prepare them to meet the challenges of modern medicine for decades to come.” The son of Russian immigrants, Eugene Rosenfeld received a scholarship to attend UCLA and was the first in his family to graduate from college. A leading real estate investor, he is sole proprietor of Forest Lane Management, LLC, a major investor in and developer of commercial and residential real estate in the United States and Europe. Maxine Rosenfeld serves on the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Board of Visitors.
Rosenfeld Hall will emerge as one of few destinations in the nation that unites mock clinical experiences, surgical and procedural simulation and interprofessional emergency and hospital team training in a central location under one roof. “This philanthropic partnership will revolutionize UCLA’s facilities to maximize knowledge, giving the David Geffen School of Medicine a competitive advantage and leading to greater health care efficiencies and more personalized patient care,” said Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Gerald S. Levey, MD, Endowed Chair.
The activities at Eugene & Maxine Rosenfeld Hall will engage learners with simulation, visualization and problem-based learning scenarios; enable them to apply scientific principles of health and disease through virtual patients and other digital learning activities; and facilitate collaborations among students, residents, faculty, patients, thought leaders and the community. Rosenfeld Hall’s proximity to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which includes UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, makes it an ideal location for physicians, residents, trainees, nurses and clinical researchers.
For more information, contact Judy Land at: 310-206-9995