U Magazine
U Magazine
UCLA Health
David Geffen School of Medicine
Spring 2017

Spring 2017

Honoring the Philanthropy of the Manoukians
Honoring Hope and Courage
Party on the Pier Benefits Children
UCLA Health System Board Meeting Delves into Precision Health
Forward Thinking
 The Cutting Edge
Experimental Implant Returns Hand Movement to Quadriplegic
An Alternative Theory of Tumor Metastasis
Different Types of Autism-spectrum Disorders Share Abnormal Pattern of Brain Cells
Combating the Cellular Damage of Aging
Researchers Uncover How to Prevent Calcification of Heart Tissue
Giving a Jump-start to the Brain
UCLA Researchers Develop Open-source Program for Analyzing Thyroid Health
Cutting-edge Model of Heart Helps Scientists Study New Therapies
Affordability, Eligibility Biggest Barriers for Californians without Insurance
Genetic Factors Control Regenerative Properties of Blood-forming Stem Cells
Brain-wave Measurements Predict Response to Antidepressants
CARE for the HIV Community
Inspired to Serve
 Cover Story
Gut Feeling
First Responders
Awards & Honors
On Track
In Memoriam
Reflections: Shirah Vollmer, MD ’86 (RES ’90, FEL ’91)
The Power of Faith in Healing
UCLA Neurology Celebrates the Silton Family’s Philanthropy and the Inaugural Silton Chair Holder
Cardiovascular Leadership Sponsors Symposium, Educates the Community
UCLA Cancer Researcher Recognized for Exceptional Advancements
Chairs of Distinction: UCLA Neurologists Named as Wilstein Chairs
UCLA Launches UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program
Celebrating UCLA’s Leaders of Tomorrow Scholars
Class of ’76 Alumni Celebrate 40th Reunion, Raise Money for Medical Scholarships
Running for Research
Switzer Prize Will Recognize Excellence in Research
High School Seniors Honor Loved Ones with Cakes for Cancer
In Memoriam
A Memorable Healer and a Challenging Case