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 physician's 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.
Scientists, neurologists and other physicians are actively engaged in research to try to better understand how the brain works and what happens when things go wrong.
For patients with pacemakers and other implantable medical devices, there is no lifetime guarantee on the technology. That's why researchers at UCLA and the University of Connecticut have been working on creating a new technology that can run on the energy of fluids — straight from the human body.
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for Americans, and high cholesterol plays a major role in a person's risk for developing heart disease.
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.