Help Lines & Emergencies at the David Geffen School of Medicine
Behavioral Wellness Center Campus Safety Community Service Officer Abuse Free Environment Needle Stick Emergency Absences
DGSOM Student Affairs Emergency Line 310-825-6281
Please utilize the information and help lines in this section to help maintain a productive environment for you, your colleagues, and your patients.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment in which every community member is enabled and encouraged to excel. This will happen only if all of us work in harmony, free of intimidation, exploitation, ridicule, and harassment. We must maintain a productive environment in which no individual is subject to discrimination or abuse.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Supports an Abuse-Free Academic Community.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment in which every community member is enabled and encouraged to excel. This will happen only if all of us work in harmony, free of intimidation, exploitation, ridicule, and harassment. We must maintain a productive environment in which no individual is subject to discrimination or abuse. This statement should be read as consistent with and in conjunction with UCLA policies relating to harassment and discrimination.
Specific behaviors that are not acceptable include:
Gender and Power Abuse Committee
Each member of the Gender and Power Abuse Committee of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is trained to discuss your concerns with you informally and confidentially and to give you suggestions on how to resolve your situation and what resources are available to you.
Joyce M. Fried, Chair (310) 794-1958 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Brown, M.D. Professor of Clinical Radiology (310) 825-9968 email@example.com
Jorge Cherbosque, Ph.D. Co-Director, Staff and Faculty Counseling Center (310) 794-0245 Jorge@chr.ucla.edu
Neil H. Parker, M.D. (310) 825-6774 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maure Gardner Director, Compensation and Labor Relations (310) 794-0523 email@example.com
Thomas Kosakowski Ombudsperson for the Health Sciences (310) 206-2427 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Litwin, M.D Chair, Department of Urology. Faculty Advisor, Medical Gay and Lesbian Organization (MedGLO) (310) 206-8183 email@example.com
Karen Miotto, M.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Chair, Medical Staff Health Committee (310) 206-2782 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory Payne, Ph.D Associate Dean, Bioscience Graduate Education Professor of Biological Chemistry (310) 206-3121 email@example.com
Office of Ombuds Services - CHS
Thomas Kosakowski, Associate Ombudsperson 52-025 CHS (310) 206-2427 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: By appointment (310) 206-2427
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The Behavioral Wellness Center (BWC) serves medical students and graduate students, in addition to individuals appointed as residents and fellows in Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs at the David Geffen School of Medicine. The Center is conveniently located on the first floor of CHS and provides confidential counseling services.
Population Served: DGSOM Medical Students, Residents and Fellows in DGSOM GME programs and DGSOM Graduate Students
Contact information: Center for the Health Sciences, Room 18-218
Phone: (310) 825-9605 Fax: (310) 825-3839 Email: BWC@mednet.ucla.edu
For Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries for DGSOM medical students, please visit UCLA Occupational Health
UCLA Occupational Health Facility 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Room 67-120 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095-1725 (310) 825-6771
The UCLA policy on Universal Precautions should be understood and followed by all employees. It requires the application of blood and body fluid precautions for all patients regardless of diagnosis. Universal precautions were designed to protect health care workers from blood-borne diseases. In general, these precautions involve use of barrier devices such as gloves for anticipated contact with blood and certain body fluids.
Blood and Body Fluids to Which Universal Precautions Apply
Blood is the single most important source of HIV, HBV and other blood-borne pathogens in the occupational setting -- prevention of transmission must focus on blood and other body fluids containing visible blood. Universal precautions also apply to: semen, vaginal secretions, CSF, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial and amniotic fluids, tissues, and any body fluids in a situation where it is difficult to differentiate between types of fluids, such as in emergency response.
OSHA regulations on blood-borne pathogens cover only these substances, and refer to them as "blood and other potentially infective materials."
Body substance precautions take universal precautions one more step and require the same barrier precautions for all moist body substances, not just those associated with transmission of HIV and HBV (i.e., would include respiratory secretions, urine, etc.). Since many patients' secretions become colonized with organisms (often resistant organisms) prior to any symptoms of illness, this practice can decrease transmission before a patient is isolated for an infection.
Masks and Protective Goggles
Lack of availability of adequate protective equipment in any clinical area should be reported to the infection control department at (310) 825-9146.
Management of Needlesticks and Other Potential Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure Incidents (For Students)
The Infection Control Department has someone on-call who can answer questions if you have problems. Please call (310) 825-9146.
Work Restrictions When You are Sick
Group A Streptococcal Disease
Exposure to Varicella (chickenpox) or Zoster (shingles)
For additional updates on information to the UCLA Medical Center Needlestick Policy and Recommendations please check the Infection Control website.
At the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA we promote an environment of responsible safety.
If you have an unexpected or emergency situation arise please use your best judgment in your decision to interact with other students and patients.
In the case of an unexpected or emergency absence, please contact the Student Affairs Office at 310-206-0434.