Posted Jun. 26, 2016, 6:00 am
Fridays are Julia Torrano’s favorite day of the week. There’s the TGIF thing of course, but that’s not the main reason. What she enjoys most is her weekly, four-hour volunteer shift visiting older patients as part of the Companion Care Program at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 3, 2016, 6:11 pm
Police say a handgun and some cans of gasoline have been found inside the car belonging to UCLA gunman Mainak Sarkar. Detectives also say shell casings recovered from the scene of the UCLA shooting appear to match those found in Minnesota, where Sarkar's estranged wife was killed.
Posted Jun. 2, 2016, 12:04 pm
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in light of yesterday’s tragedy at UCLA. “My thoughts and prayers – and those of my entire staff – are with those affected by today’s tragic events at UCLA.
Posted Jun. 1, 2016, 12:33 pm
Two people were killed today in a shooting at UCLA, prompting a university-wide lockdown, that has just been lifted, as police swarmed the Westwood campus in search of a possible shooter amid the possibility the deaths may have been the result of a murder-suicide.
Posted Apr. 3, 2016, 9:00 am
UCLA’s chapter of Circle K International (CKI) attended the 62nd Annual Circle K International California-Nevada-Hawaii District Convention recently, where the club was highly recognized in outstanding achievements, placing in nine competitive categories with a total of 16 award acknowledgements and five scholarship recipients.
Posted Mar. 30, 2016, 11:36 am
April community workshops have been announced - get involved at UCLA.
Posted Mar. 18, 2016, 1:34 pm
When a bedridden patient needs to be lifted or turned, or an unruly visitor needs to be escorted off the premises, the best man for the job at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica might actually be a woman.
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Posted Mar. 14, 2016, 1:48 pm
Lloyd S. Shapley, a RAND Corp. researcher and UCLA professor emeritus who shared the 2012 Nobel Prize for economics for his work on the strategic decision-making "game theory," died over the weekend, aged 92.
Posted Mar. 4, 2016, 10:14 am
Nearly 200 clinicians, researchers, patients and survivors will come together to showcase and learn about the latest breakthroughs and treatments in pancreatic cancer research at the 12th Annual Agi Hirshberg Symposium to be held at UCLA this Saturday.
Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 9:00 am
It’s no secret that heart disease is the leading cause of death for adult men and women in this country. It kills one of every four people.
Posted Feb. 16, 2016, 2:03 pm
A free workshop for seniors as part of the Wellbeing: A Journey Into Aging series is being held at UCLA Sunday.
Posted Dec. 30, 2015, 9:35 am
Philanthropists Michael and Linda Keston of Brentwood have made a gift of $1 million to the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Posted Dec. 28, 2015, 9:02 am
UCLA Health Sciences has received a $10 million gift, most of which will support multidisciplinary research on migraine, a debilitating neurological disorder that affects 36 million in the United States.
Posted Dec. 21, 2015, 7:13 am
Rickety rungs on ladders and tipsy tree trimmers are two of many factors that can lead from happily decking the halls and rooftops to not-so-festively donning stitches and casts.
Posted Dec. 18, 2015, 9:28 am
For the seventh year, more than a dozen firefighters from the Santa Monica Fire Department came to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica on Monday to distribute toys – with help from Santa – to sick kids.
Posted Dec. 6, 2015, 8:35 am
The holiday season can be delightful for many, but for others, it can be a sad and stressful time. Several of my patients have lamented recently, “I hate the holidays. They are so depressing!”
Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:50 am
The UCLA-USC football game will be played today at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with the winner advancing to next Saturday's Pac-12 Football Championship Game.
Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:45 am
UCLA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pauley Pavilion Sunday, including offering tickets in several sections of the arena's upstairs level for $3.50, the price of a ticket for a game in the 1965-66 season.
Posted Nov. 7, 2015, 7:51 am
Breathing. We do it 24-7 without even thinking about it. Our lungs are constantly bringing fresh oxygen to our bodies and getting rid of carbon dioxide. Since October was “Healthy Lung Month” and November is “Lung Cancer Awareness Month,” now is a good time to review the importance of lung health and discuss lung-cancer screening and prevention.
Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 6:00 am
October is most commonly associated with breast-cancer awareness, with so many people wearing pink – pink ribbons, pink t-shirts, even pink football gear! But this month is also an ideal time to talk about osteoporosis because “Bone and Joint Action Week” was observed Oct. 12- 20 and “World Osteoporosis Day” occurs today, Oct. 20.
Posted Oct. 24, 2015, 9:36 am
Police at UCLA remain on the lookout for a man who assaulted someone at a campus facility on Thursday night.
Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 2:35 pm
A UCLA study released today says life on Earth likely existed at least 4.1 billion years ago, which is 300 million years earlier than previously believed.
Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 2:32 pm
UCLA starting defensive back Ishmael Adams was in custody today following his arrest on suspicion of robbery.
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Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 8:47 am
At the third annual Superhero Day at UCLA, window washers dressed as Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and The Hulk (new this year) will descend from the roof of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to a fifth-floor terrace to entertain and pose for photos with young patients and their families.