The biomedical challenges of the 21st Century will be solved by scientific communities – networks of scientists with common interests but diverse skills and expertise.
In order to align our research enterprise with this scientific landscape, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has established six Unified Research Themes to stimulate interaction between UCLA’s top scientists and clinicians. These outstanding researchers are dedicating their careers to the same problems but have historically had little interaction due to relics of 20th century University organizational structure.
Under the umbrella of the Unified Research Themes, UCLA scientists and clinicians are doing pioneering research for the benefit of humanity. They are expanding the boundaries of human knowledge and developing the next generation of treatments and cures in order to alleviate human suffering.
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The UCLA Cancer Research Theme through UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is preparing to meet the scientific demands created by forthcoming advancements in cancer research and patient care.
Our Strategic Aims
The mission of the Cardiovascular Theme at UCLA is to pioneer innovation and discovery to prevent, detect and cure cardiovascular diseases. Driven by a visionary team of scientists and physicians, the Cardiovascular Theme is revolutionizing cardiovascular care — one person at a time.
The UCLA I3T Research Theme will advance medical care by harnessing and enhancing the human immune system. UCLA physicians reported the results of clinical trials showing that they could stop advanced, previously incurable melanoma by stoking the natural ability of immune cells to find and fight cancer. Ever since, immunity has become the buzzword in laboratories worldwide.
The UCLA Metabolic Research Theme seeks to understand how metabolic pathways contribute to human disease and how they can be harnessed for diagnosis, prevention and therapy.
The mission of UCLA Neuroscience is to develop and foster visible concentrations of excellence in basic and interdisciplinary neuroscience at UCLA.
UCLA Regenerative Medicine is transforming medicine to address the most complex medical challenges confronted throughout a person’s life from infancy to aging.