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‘Meant to be here and more to give’

A first-generation DGSOM graduate reflects on her roots and time in medical school

Tam Au at David Geffen School of Medicine in Westwood on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Photo by Joshua Sudock/UCLA Health)

“I’m trying to stop and preserve this moment a little bit longer. It feels like a ball is rolling downhill,” says Tam Au, a graduating student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “There were times when I didn’t even know if I would get to this point.” 

  • June 02, 2022

Surgery Professor Receives Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award

Award recognizes Richard Shemin’s commitment to best practices, quality for mitral valve repair

UCLA Health has received the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award from the American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation for a demonstrated record of superior clinical outcomes resulting from evidence-based, guideline-directed care and high volume in mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral valve regurgitation.  

  • June 07, 2022

High cholesterol? Here’s what to do about it

And what's the difference between good and bad cholesterol?

Cholesterol is essential for healthy cells and is a building block of hormones, but too much of it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

  • June 01, 2022

‘Something we’ve been waiting for’

A 2022 DGSOM graduate realizes his family’s dream

Vikram Krishna at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Westwood on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Photo by Joshua Sudock/UCLA Health)

Vikram Krishna, a medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA graduating this year, jokes that his parents, like many other immigrant families, wished for their children to become doctors. Though he’s close to realizing his family’s dream, he had very different plans when he was a kid.

  • June 01, 2022

Thanking the ‘silent teachers’ who donated their bodies to medicine

The Service of Gratitude Ceremony honors patients in the UCLA Donated Body Program

The Service of Gratitude, which commemorates patients who have donated their bodies for the advancement of medical science and research, is back after a two-year hiatus.

This year’s ceremony, on Friday, May 20, honored the families of 600 patients, offering them the chance “to come together with other people who have done the same thing,” says Travis Siems, assistant director of the UCLA Donated Body Program.

  • May 24, 2022