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Waze users’ accident reports could cut emergency response time in half

Waze, the crowdsourced traffic application, could potentially help first responders reach a car crash in half the time it currently takes compared with reports received by the California Highway Patrol emergency personnel.
24-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prostate Cancer Research Examines Radiation Protocol for the Whole Pelvis

In a new study published by European Urology, UCLA researchers and colleagues from ten other institutions examined the protocol for treating aggressive prostate cancer. With aggressive forms of this disease, it is often unclear if radiation therapy...
17-May-2019 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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For-Profit Dialysis Provider Charges Private Insurers Four Times More Than Government Payers

Private insurers covering people receiving treatment for dialysis paid four times more than government insurance programs such as Medicare paid for the same service. Government programs paid, on average, $248 per dialysis session, compared with...
14-May-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify Faster, More Effective Drug Combination Regimens to Treat Tuberculosis

Researchers use an innovative method to quickly identify three- or four-drug combinations among billions of possible combinations of drugs and doses that work up to five times faster than the currently available standard treatment for TB.
14-May-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New research could prevent jaw damage for cancer patients in need of oral surgery

UCLA researchers are co-leading a new pre-clinical study that could prevent patients treated for cancer or osteoporosis from experiencing jawbone damage as a result of oral surgery.
2-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Identify Genes Tied to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A team of researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer, Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have newly identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer.
1-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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$4.6 million grant funds clinical trial of stem cell immunotherapy for metastatic sarcoma and other hard-to-treat cancers

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have been awarded a $4.6 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine – also known as CIRM – to support a phase I...
30-Apr-2019 2:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial intelligence performs as well as experienced radiologists in detecting prostate cancer

UCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease evaluating...
16-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Welcome to the UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations newsroom! The UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations team can help to identify the best sources for your stories about UCLA patient care, research and education.

UCLA's innovation, dedication, and ability to re-imagine medicine are having a profound effect on the healing arts all around the world. These scientific breakthroughs are due in large part to UCLA Health Sciences faculty, researchers, doctors, nurses and staff.

We can help you find expert comment for breaking medical, science and health policy stories. The team has access to pager numbers, cell phones and assistants to help you reach the right people when you are on tight deadlines. Media relations officers also can provide complete logistical support for broadcast and photography shoots, and serve as field producers for video or radio interviews, and for video B-roll and photographs.

Experts

  • Christopher Giza

    Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

    Keywords:
    Concussion, concussion and football, traumatic brain injuries, Youth, Neuroplasticity, post-traumatic epilepsy, concussion and sports, Sports-Related Head Injury, Brain Development, helmet studies, Neuroimaging, Genetic Markers
     
     
  • Donald Kohn

    Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology

    Keywords:
    Adenosine, X Linked Diseases, Bubble Boy Disease, Sickle Cell Disease, Genetic Disease, Gene Editing, Gene Therapy, Stem Cell, Stem Cell Therapy
     
     
  • Emmanuel Maidenberg

    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

    Keywords:
    Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Relationships
     
     
  • Isaac Yang

    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiation onc

    Keywords:
    Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Brain Tumor, Hearing, Balance, Radiosurgery, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
     
     
  • Jeffrey Klausner

    Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectiou

    Keywords:
    Sexually Transmitted Disease, STI, HIV, AIDS, Public Health, Global Health, Infectious Disease
     
     
  • Larissa Mooney

    Director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic

    Keywords:
    Addiction, Opiods, Cannabis, Alcoholism, Psychiatry
     
     
  • Zaldy Tan

    Medical Director, Assistant Dean

    Keywords:
    Geriatric, Geriatric Care, Alzheimber's Disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia, educational technology, Quality Improvement
     
     

Contacts

Brianna Aldrich
Director of Communications
dentistry, oral health

baldrich@dentistry.ucla.edu

310-206-0835

Duane Bates
Communications Director

dbates@mednet.ucla.edu

310-206-4430

Ted Braun
Marketing & Media Relations Director
UCLA / Santa Monica Campus

tbraun@mednet.ucla.edu

310-319-4567

Stephanie Cajigal
Sr. Public Relations Officer
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

communications@ph.ucla.edu

310-206-7908

Tiare Dunlap
Development and Comm Coord

tdunlap@mednet.ucla.edu

3102068367

Phil Hampton
Director, Media Relations

phampton@mednet.ucla.edu

Derek Hanna

DHanna@mednet.ucla.edu

Ryan Hatoum
Public Information Officer

rhatoum@mednet.ucla.edu

310-267-8304

Denise Heady
Media Relations Manager
Cancer

dheady@mednet.ucla.edu

310-206-2805

Nancy Jensen
Executive Director Communications

email@email.com

Nick Kazden
Broad Center

NKazden@mednet.ucla.edu

310-206-8367

Italia Nigro
Executive Assistant

inigro@mednet.ucla.edu

310-267-7022

David Olmos
Director, News Strategy & Editing
UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, autism, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative

dolmos@mednet.ucla.edu

3102678276

Enrique Rivero
Senior Media Relations Officer
Kidney transplant; geriatrics; internal medicine; endocrinology; infectious diseases; AIDS/HIV

erivero@mednet.ucla.edu

310-267-7120

Elaine Schmidt
Senior Media Relations Officer
Neurosurgery, concussion, spinal cord injury, genetics, vision, radiology, ENT, medical education

eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu

310-267-8323

Simi Singer
Media Relations Manager
medicine

SSinger@mednet.ucla.edu

310-319-4349

Mirabai Vogt-James
Communications Manager
Broad Stem Cell Research Center

mvogt@mednet.ucla.edu

310-983-1163

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