The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA thrives on innovation in education and research. Recognizing that medical school is but one phase in a physicians education, we must create an environment in which students prepare for a future in which scientific knowledge, societal values, and human needs are ever changing.
The stories highlighted here give accounts of what our students are up to, what our faculty is accomplishing, and the research that is coming out of UCLA in the Medical and Research Field.
UCLA researchers have developed a promising new brain-cancer treatment that offers hope for a disease that is especially difficult to treat.
The Switzer Prize — named in honor of generous donors — recognizes excellence in basic science research, which serves as the foundation for enhancements in patient care.
Post-acute care — provided by home health services, skilled nursing homes or rehabilitation centers — accounts for $62 billion in annual Medicare spending.
People's ability to locate objects — whether to navigate, find food or avoid obstacles — is essential to survival.
Strokes aren't an age-specific condition; they can happen to anyone. For people under age 45, according to UCLA research, a big challenge is overcoming denial.
Recent study on space-mapping neurons resolves a neurological mystery that has long puzzled scientists.
How is diabetes screened in patients who don't have the usual risk factors? Until now it hasn't been, unless there are symptoms prompting a physician to test the patient.
After age 50, people begin losing bone mass in a common condition called osteoporosis. Consequently, this makes it more likely for senior citizens to break a bone.
The Zika virus has received international attention, leading people to wonder how the Zika virus will affect the Olympics.