CLEVELAND, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Within3 today announced a partnership with UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) to enhance networking and information sharing among medical residents in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. UCLA will join the Within3 network to facilitate collaboration among current residents and to encourage professional relationship-building - within and beyond the department - among members of the academic and clinical psychiatry community. Ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2007, UCLA's Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences resides within the David Geffen School of Medicine and is home to the faculty, medical students, interns, residents, and postgraduate fellows who are interested in the origins of and treatments for disorders of complex human behavior. The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital is UCLA's flagship location for patient care. It has consistently been ranked among the top ten facilities nationwide by U.S. News & World Report and was judged to have demonstrated "exemplary performance" by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and was awarded the Commission's highest accolade, Accreditation with Commendation. John Luo, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at UCLA and author of a number of articles on network-based technologies, said, "The Within3 platform offers a unique tool to enhance connectivity, collaboration, and opportunities for physicians and other professionals in the health sciences. Networking is extremely important for all health care professionals and is crucial for those in the early stages of their career development. Through Within3, we will be able to help our residents build rich professional networks, and utilize those networks to find new information and contacts, as well as raise their own visibility." Brian Smith, Ph.D., a co-founder of Within3 said, "It is exciting to see an institution like the UCLA Department of Psychiatry - with its impressive reputation in patient care, research, and education - integrating career development and professional networking into its curriculum. Many physicians leave residency with excellent clinical and research skills, but have had little training in the networking skills required for achieving their professional goals - it's great to see UCLA taking a lead in closing that gap." Lance Hill, CEO of Within3, said, "We have seen tremendous growth in the Psychiatry community on Within3, and we are very pleased to welcome UCLA's Psychiatry Department among the ranks. Our members are from diverse backgrounds - some are principally engaging in research activities at major academic institutions, while others are focused on patient care in remote settings. UCLA's decision to join Within3 further demonstrates Within3's unique ability to provide value across settings, disciplines, interests, and stages of professional and career development." Within3 is the fastest growing, international, interdisciplinary community for health care professionals online. Within3 fuses social network science and proprietary Internet technology to enable a valuable online network for physicians, researchers and medical organizations worldwide (www.within3.com). Within3 is based in Cleveland, Ohio and is a Portfolio Company of BioEnterprise, a non-profit business accelerator chartered by the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, and Summa Health Care.