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Art and Science Take Flight at the Space Shuttle Pavilion


On July 12, 2014, against the backdrop of the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion in the California Science Center, co-chairs Loic Bailly and Ted Gagliano, president of feature post production at 20th Century Fox, brought together hundreds of members of the entertainment industry, as well as UCLA physicians, research staff, patients and their family members, for the 2014 Golden Portal Awards. Gagliano and Bailly launched the annual event, which recognizes and honors the art and science of film and medicine, three years ago.

They have raised nearly $450,000, in addition to their personal commitment of $1 million, to support the innovative clinical trials led by Dr. Linda Liau (RES ’97, FEL ’98, PhD ’99), director of the UCLA Brain Tumor Program. The trials develop new, personalized therapies to train the body’s immune system to recognize and eradicate brain cancer.

The 2014 awards included:

  • Best Film Science: Gravity
  • Tom Sherak Best Film Innovation: Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Tenacious Discovery: Dr. Susan Bookheimer, professor-in-residence in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Tenacious Bravery: Brian O’Connor



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