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UCLA Women’s Volleyball Moves To 6-0

Photo by David Berke

No. 8 UCLA moved to 6-0 last weekend in a 25-23, 25-22, 25-22 straight sets win over Hawaii. Reily Buechler had 14 kills and 11 digs in the win, while Taylor Formico added 16 digs. Savvy Simo had 13 digs.

 
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Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA’s ‘Giving Circle’ Supports Pediatric Physician Scientists’ Innovative Research

A total of $210,000 was awarded to three pediatric physician-scientists—holding checks (from left): Drs. Katherine Wesseling-Perry, Elizabeth Marcus and Kalpashri Kesavan—at the circle’s, known as the Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children Fund, Faculty Presentations and Awards Day at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.    			                                  Photo by Don Ponturo

Many physician-scientists have ideas for research that could lead to new treatments or cures for patients they treat. But getting federal funding to support that research isn’t always easy. But a “giving circle” at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is making an impact. It offers pediatric physician-scientists the opportunity to pitch their ideas, win grants and change young lives.

 
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Paula’s Pets – Dogs are at the heart of People Animal Connection, a UCLA Health program that creates a therapeutic connection with service animas to aid healing

Marilee Bradford (left),who has served with her dog Tovah for 15 years, received the Paula Kent Meehan Outstanding PAC Team Award 2016, presented by Chief Patient Experience Officer Tony Padilla (right) Dogs are at the heart of People Animal Connection, a UCLA Health program that creates a therapeutic connection with service animas to aid healing, reduce stress and provide positive interactions that mends lives. Beverly Hills Philanthropist Paula Kent Meehan believed in the healing power of pets, and provided generous support to the PAC program, including Paula’s PetPal Place, a special outdoor spot where patients can visit with their own animals to speed healing. Volunteers and their dogs were recognized Wednesday at a UCLA Faculty Center tea, where Marilee Bradford (left),who has served with her dog Tovah for 15 years, received the Paula Kent Meehan Outstanding PAC Team Award 2016, presented by Chief Patient Experience Officer Tony Padilla (right). 3:49 pm Read More

UCLA Accepts $12.5 Million Offer For Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

Since the death knell first rumbled for the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in Bel-Air in 2010, when UCLA undertook efforts to sell the 1.5-acre Kyoto-style garden it had promised to maintain "in perpetuity" just months after the woman for whom it was named had died, the future of the verdant paradise has remained unknown. 4:27 pm Read More

USC, UCLA Study Finds Diversity Still Greatly Lacking In Hollywood

With the Oscars less than a week away amid a charged debate over diversity in Hollywood, a pair of studies released today by USC and UCLA drove home the point that women and minorities continue to be dramatically under-represented in every facet of film and television entertainment production.   10:59 am Read More

UCLA Survey: Most Young People Experiencing Signs Of Stroke Put Off Going To The E.R.

Dr. David Liebeskind studying brain scans. The period of time up to three hours after a person experiences the first symptom of a stroke is  the time doctors say is crucial for patients to receive medical care. A national survey by Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center shows that younger patients, those under 45, may underestimate the urgency of stroke symptoms. Most say they would likely delay going to the hospital for help. 3:17 pm Read More