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Dr. Reza Ardehali, assistant professor of cardiology, received the 2015 Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Judith Baker, adjunct professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, was a featured guest at the signing of a proclamation declaring March to be Hemophilia Awareness Month in Guam.

Dr. Mario Deng, medical director of the UCLA Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplant Program, published Relational Medicine: Personalizing Modern Healthcare — The Practice of High-Tech Medicine as a Relational Act (World Scientific Publishing Company, 2014), co-written with his wife Dr. Federica Raia, professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Rita Effros, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and co-director of the Aging and HIV Program Area of the UCLA AIDS Institute, has been installed as president of the Gerontological Society of America.

Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow (MD ’87, RES ’90, FEL ’93), Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson- UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, and Dr. Jeffrey Saver, professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, received the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum for a study published in JAMA on improving stroke care.

Dr. Patricia Kerrigan, cognitive-intervention specialist in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology, received the Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award from the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Educational Specialists.

Dr. Helen Lavretsky, professor-in-residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, published Resilience and Aging (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), which summarizes the most up-to-date research on resilience, neurobiology and the latest approaches in preventive care among older adults.

Dr. Robert Schiestl, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, radiation oncology and environmental health sciences and director of the UCLA Center for Environmental Genomics, has been named to America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals for 2015.

Dr. Daniel Siegel (RES ‘86, FEL ‘89), clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, published No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (Bantam, 2014).

Dr. Dennis Slamon (FEL ’82), director of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program and clinical and translational research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was featured in a three-part PBS series, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.

Dr. Owen Witte, founding director of the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research at UCLA, received the G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award from the American Association for Cancer Research.


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