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Celebrity Poker Event Benefits UCLA Center For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

From left, event co-chairs Chris and Amy Martin, awardees Chris Moore and Jenno Topping, Dr. Carrie Miceli, Dr. Stan Nelson and Dr. Melissa Spencer at the celebrity poker event benefiting UCLA Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy . A Celebrity Poker Event benefited UCLA's Center For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the only center in western U.S. offering clinical trials and specialized care for kids with the deadly genetic disorder. Duchenne muscular dystrophy strikes one in 3,300 boys, weakening their muscles until they lose the ability to walk and breathe on their own. Read More

CHLA’s CATCH Luncheon Shows Children With ‘Hand Differences’ They Can Do Anything

Jonny Maldonado (right) meets fellow CATCH member Ezra Frech. A CHLA's CATCH luncheon, 9-year-old Ezra Frech—who was born with a congenital anomaly that resulted in the amputation of his left leg and the relocation of his big toe to his hand to serve as a thumb, and who excels in basketball and track and was a 2014 "Sports Illustrated" SportsKid award nominee— told attendees, "You can overcome anything that's in your path. I know it because I did it." Read More

J-GreatMinds The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA Great Minds Gala honored Chancellor Gene Block, "Homeland" producers  Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. Read More

UC Doctors Go On Strike

la-me-ln-uc-strike-20150409-001 Student health centers at five University of California campuses in Southern California will be open Monday, as striking doctors and dentists from San Diego to Santa Barbara plan a midday rally at the UCLA campus during its annual "Bruin Day" open house. Read More

UC Student Health Doctors To Go On Strike

uc-ucla Doctors at UCLA and UC Irvine student health centers plan to go on strike April 11 and stay off work until April 15 as part of a labor action by physicians at all 10 University of California campuses, the union representing the doctors announced today. Read More

UCLA Ranks In Nation’s Top 10 Medical Schools, Reports 2016 Survey by U.S. News & World Report

Dr.  John C. Mazziotta UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine anked No. 7 among 57 accredited U.S. medical schools, according to "U.S. News & World Report'"s 2016 survey of the best medical schools for primary care in the U.S.  UCLA also received high marks in clinical specialty training programs, ranking No. 3 in geriatrics and No. 8 in AIDS.  In the publication’s rating of the best medical schools for research, UCLA ranked No. 13, based largely on funding from the National Institutes of Health. Read More