Thursday, January 28, 2021

UCLA Health, our Trusted Link for January 2021


In 1951, the UCLA School of Medicine accepted its first students, and by 1955 its primary teaching hospital, UCLA Medical Center, opened on the campus. Today, UCLA Health is the top-ranked hospital system in California, and 4th ranked in the nation by U.S. News. The medical school is now named for David Geffen, and the campus also includes schools of nursing, dentistry, and public health. 

Major achievements:

  • In the 1960s, UCLA faculty developed the tissue-matching test that makes organ transplants practical. Since then, over 6000 liver, 8000 kidney, and thousands of other transplants been performed. 
  • The UCLA Geriatrics program, ranked 3rd in the nation by U.S. News, is famous for its Companion Care program. 
  • One of the earliest AIDS research programs has made numerous discoveries and therapy breakthroughs. 

Innovation and exploration at UCLA Health is driven by their commitment to diversity of talent and a culture of collaboration. Past successes include

Current endeavors include

UCLA Health publications are Vital Signs for the general public, U Magazine from the medical school, and Physicians Update

See how their ChatterBaby app diagnoses baby cries

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