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May 29, 2014, 18:00 ET

Steve Tisch Donates $10 Million To UCLA Program Devoted To Researching And Treating Sports Concussions, Especially In Youth

Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award-winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department...

May 28, 2014, 17:23 ET

David Geffen To Receive UCLA's Highest Honor At School Of Medicine Commencement

 Entertainment magnate and influential philanthropist David Geffen (Beverly Hills) will receive the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor,...

May 08, 2014, 13:09 ET

$4 Million From Eli And Edythe Broad Foundation Will Support UCLA Research

 Two new gifts from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to UCLA totaling $4 million will fund research in stem cell science and digestive...

Apr 02, 2014, 16:22 ET

UCLA Hospitals Serve Up Antibiotic-Free Beef And Chicken

Patients, staff and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of...

Nov 22, 2013, 16:17 ET

Lockheed Martin Gift Funds New TeleHealth Suite, Enhanced Recovery Area For UCLA's Operation Mend

 Thanks to a $4 million gift from Lockheed Martin, UCLA Health System's Operation Mend now has a state-of-the-art telehealth suite, which will...

Nov 13, 2013, 20:31 ET

Tomato Therapy: Engineered Veggies Target Intestinal Lipids, Improve Cholesterol

UCLA researchers report that tiny amounts of a specific type of lipid in the small intestine may play a greater role than previously thought in...

Nov 08, 2013, 09:17 ET

New UCLA Center to Work with U.S. Military on Challenges of Healing Wounded Warriors

 UCLA has launched the first university-based military medicine center on the West Coast, thanks to a generous donation from two sons in honor...

Oct 10, 2013, 07:30 ET

UCLA, Motion Picture And Television Fund Plan Health System Integration

The UCLA Health System and the Motion Picture and Television Fund have signed a letter of intent that would bring MPTF's six outpatient health...

Sep 09, 2013, 14:53 ET

Generous Gift Establishes the Melvin and Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center at UCLA

 A multimillion-dollar gift has allowed the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases to provide patients with an innovative home health program;...

Jul 11, 2013, 11:00 ET

UCLA Health System Named A National Leader In Providing Equitable Care For LGBT Patients

 Healthcare Equality Index rates facilities on commitment to quality care for all  The UCLA Health System has been named a "Leader in...

Jul 10, 2013, 14:11 ET

UCLA Health System Named One Of Health Care's 'Most Wired' Institutions In 2013 Survey

Recognized hospitals demonstrate progress through IT innovation  For the first time, the UCLA Health System and its hospitals have been...

Mar 19, 2013, 17:25 ET

Researchers Create Tomatoes That Mimic Actions Of Good Cholesterol

 UCLA researchers have genetically engineered tomatoes to produce a peptide that mimics the actions of good cholesterol when consumed....

Nov 26, 2012, 16:45 ET

UCLA Performs First 'Breathing Lung' Transplant In United States

Experimental technology could transform field of lung transplantation First there was the "heart in a box," a revolutionary experimental...

Aug 15, 2012, 17:43 ET

UCLA Uses New Device To Replace Aortic Valve In Patients Who Can't Have Open-Heart Surgery

UCLA has performed its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), using a new device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to...

Jul 17, 2012, 21:03 ET

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Rated One Of Top Hospitals In The U.S.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks among the top five American hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey that reviewed...

Jun 28, 2012, 16:20 ET

2,000 Transplants And Counting: UCLA's Heart Transplant Program Reaches Major Milestone

 The UCLA Heart Transplant Program performed its 2,000th heart transplant surgery earlier this month, becoming the first program in the...

May 25, 2012, 12:40 ET

UCLA Launches First Face Transplantation Program In Western U.S.

The UCLA Health System has launched the UCLA Face Transplantation Program, the first surgical program of its kind in the western United States and...

May 18, 2012, 17:33 ET

Comprehensive Report Documents Impact of Urologic Diseases on American Public

Urologic conditions like urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and prostate cancer are a major economic burden on Americans, resulting in health...

Nov 18, 2011, 13:32 ET

Fashion Icon Donna Karan Launches Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program at UCLA

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center first on West Coast to introduce program When world-renowned fashion designer Donna Karan's husband,...

Sep 30, 2011, 13:10 ET

Reality TV Auto Customizer, Auction House Team Up To Benefit UCLA's Operation Mend

Dana Mecum, president of the Mecum Auction Company, and Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder and CEO of West Coast Customs, a luxury automobile restyling...