What does the future hold for COVID-19?

“When a virus comes into the human population, it takes a while before it settles into a pattern,” Dr. Yang says. “When this hit humans, everybody was susceptible and it was easy for the virus to spread, but once a bunch of people have been infected and/or vaccinated, then it’s not as easy for the virus to spread and a seasonal pattern will emerge if it’s seasonal.”
  • September 20, 2022

Class of 2026 Receives Their White Coats

First-year medical students received their white coats on September 9 at Royce Hall, where the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA hosted the annual White Coat Ceremony to welcome 175 students into the medical profession.

  • September 12, 2022
  • Education News

UCLA Health researchers analyze LA’s ‘stunningly diverse’ genetic ancestry to bring ethnic equity to precision medicine

Analyzing genetic ancestry data from a large genomic repository – the UCLA ATLAS Precision Health Biobank – researchers have found a highly diverse patient population that’s consistent with the global diversity of Los Angeles – one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and an ideal location to pursue personalized, precision medicine for underrepresented populations.

Cell therapy could improve bone marrow transplant safety

UCLA researchers report a step forward in the development of an “off-the-shelf” cell therapy that could reduce the severity of graft-versus-host disease in people receiving donor bone marrow transplants for the treatment of blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.