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Gut Feeling
The constant dialogue between our head and our gut and its influence on our emotional and physical states.

The First Responders
The Paramedic Program in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the next generation of lifesavers.

The Cutting Edge

Experimental Implant Returns Hand Movement to Quadriplegic
Device is implanted in the spine instead of the brain and is designed to boost patients’ abilities to move their hands.

An Alternative Theory of Tumor Metastasis
Research finds that tumor cells can creep along the outside of blood vessels to spread cancer.

Combating the Cellular Damage of Aging
Scientists demonstrate how they can selectively cleanse and rejuvenate damaged mitochondrial DNA.


Forward Thinking
To meet the demands of the future, UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will need to undergo cultural change and make tough choices.


Dr. Kelsey C. Martin
The new dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA looks to the future.

News & Notes

Alumni Notes: Dr. Shirah Vollmer
Opening a window into the lives of patients through artistic expression.

Faculty Notes
Finding a connection between brains and trains.

Honoring the philanthropy of two generous donors.

Remembering a difficult case and the medical pioneer who helped to solve it.