KTTV-TV aired a "Good Day, LA" segment on a young boy with a mysterious disorder whom UCLA Health diagnosed using clinical exome sequencing.
Neurology Today interviewed Dr. Wayne Grody to discuss the misconceptions patients have about results from direct-to-consumer tests (i.e., 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or FamilyTreeDNA) and how they address them in clinical practice.
Fox Sports profiles young boy fighting deadly disease. Dr. Stanley Nelson, co-director of the Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA, was featured in a Fox Sports segment about one of his young patients, who was made an honorary member of the USC Trojans football team.
Dr. Marc Suchard is the lead-author of a manuscript on hypertension treatment, currently in press at The Lancet. The study has a preventative cardiology slant as well as a new approach to massive scale research using electronic health information. The work is a collaborative effort with colleagues at Columbia University and the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community, where Dr. Suchard is a founding member. Stay tuned for additional press release in preparation for the publication announcement!
Dr. Steve Horvath was selected as the 2019 winner of the Schober Award for outstanding and innovative research in the field of ageing awarded by the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Dr. Horvath gave the keynote address at their September 2019 meeting on epigenetics. Since 2003, the Schober Award is awarded every two years to renowned aging researchers.
Dr. Esteban C. Dell'Angelica has been selected as the new Co-Chair of Block 3, joining Dr. Rashmi Mullur in delivering the Gastrointestinal, Endocrine and Reproductive Medicine Block of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) Curriculum Phase 1. He will bring his experience in research and teaching to work collaboratively with Dr. Mullur in ensuring that DGSOM medical students will continue to receive a solid foundation in the physiology of the gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive systems that will prepare them to tackle these topics in subsequent blocks and eventually in their clinical years.
Dr. Jingyi Jessica Li received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the agency’s highest honor for faculty members at the start of their research and teaching careers, in 2019. The five-year grant will support her research and teaching activities in advancing the bioinformatic infrastructure and methodology for single-cell RNA sequencing. Details of the award is found here.
Dr. Li directs the Junction of Statistics and Biology Lab. She has received numerous awards including the Hellman Fellowship, the PhRMA Foundation research starter grant, the Sloan Research Fellowship, and the inaugural Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Math Scholar Award. Prior to UCLA, she received her PhD from UC Berkeley. Dr. Li is Associate Professor in the UCLA Departments of Statistics, Human Genetics and Biomathematics.
A team of researchers from UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer.
A UCLA-led team of life scientists has discovered that sea otters have low genetic diversity, which could endanger their health as a species.
Psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Flint has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, an academy that includes some of the world’s most eminent scientists.
Research led by Paul Boutros found common markers of tumor hypoxia across 19 cancer types that can help inform treatment decisions.
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