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HEADLINES
Neurology Grand Rounds - Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Sports-Related Impact Injuries and Military-Related Blast Exposure - Lee E Goldstein, MD PhD
Title: Neurology Grand Rounds - Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Sports-Related Impact Injuries and Military-Related Blast Exposure - Lee E Goldstein, MD PhD
Date & Time: Sep 28, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: NRB Auditorium

I3T Seminar - "Stem Cell-Engineered T Cell Immunotherapy for Cancer " - Lili Yang, PhD
Title: I3T Seminar Speaker
Date & Time: Sep 27, 2016 12:00 PM - Sep 27, 2016 1:00 PM
Location: 53-105 CHS

CME COURSES
6th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
September 24, 2016
UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, California
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an unusual cancer because it grows throughout the chest cavity as a diffuse process rather than a typical solid nodule or mass. Because of this unique characteristic, it has very specific treatment issues. MPM also is a rare tumor with less than 3,000 new cases annually, and therefore, most physicians, even pulmonologists and medical oncologists, typically only see these patients infrequently. Despite this, it is critical that all physicians involved in the care of MPM patients be familiar with the important issues in this disease and possess a thorough understanding regarding the tumor itself, its evaluation process, staging, treatment and the role of multidisciplinary management of these patients. This includes the role and extent of surgery as well as radiation, chemotherapy and newer targeted therapies and immunotherapy. Robert B. Cameron, MD, the course organizer and the Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program, has had over 30 years of experience with treating patients with MPM, including pleurectomy and decortication surgical procedures and a number of complementary adjuvant therapies with the goal of treating this deadly disease like a chronic illness, similar to hypertension and diabetes.

Taget Audience
  • Pulmonary physicians who are frequently involved in patient workups
  • Medical oncologists who are frequently involved in patient therapy
  • Mesothelioma experts who want to learn/share experiences about lung-sparing therapies
  • Patients, family, friends who desire to learn more about the disease
For more information visit the CME web site.
Fourth Annual UCLA Review of Clinical Neurology
September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
Los Angeles, California
The UCLA Department of Neurology‘s CME Course, Review of Clinical Neurology, is designed to provide a comprehensive, yet practical review for neurologists who wish to strengthen their proficiency in core disease states in neurology and enhance their clinical knowledge.

The course is organized to provide attendees with a review of clinical neurology based on major disease topics. Each neurological core topic will be organized to provide a summary of the clinical spectrum of the disorders, pathophysiology, etiology, diagnostic techniques and management options. Lectures will utilize cases and audience response system (ARS) to help the participants appraise their knowledge and actively engage them in the learning process. Each lecture will include a discussion of three recent advancements made in the last year.

For more information visit the CME web site.
Perioperative Point of Care and Cardiac Ultrasound Workshop
September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Santa Monica, California
This workshop is designed to highlight the utility of ultrasound for all health care providers involved in perioperative patient care. The course will have two simultaneous educational tracts: (1) focused on the utility of point of care ultrasound for all aspects of perioperative care for non-cardiac surgery, (2) aimed on the review and training of basic echocardiography for cardiac and non-cardiac surgery.

For more information visit the CME web site.
UCLA-UCSD Lead Management Update -2016
October 01, 2016
Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
This course is designed to provide the learner with the most up-to-date knowledge of lead management in patients with implanted pacemaker and ICD devices. An in-depth review of indications for lead extraction and management of device infections will be presented, and the most up to date information on new techniques and technologies will be discussed. Approaches to minimize device-related infections will be highlighted. The program will feature multiple sessions with case based presentations and interactive panel discussions.

Target Audience

Cardiac Electrophysiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiologists, Infectious Disease Specialists, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiology Fellows, Nurses, Lab Techs, and Associated Professionals

For more information visit the CME web site.
4th Annual GI Issues for the Primary Care Physician
October 08, 2016
Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
The primary care physician plays a central role in the early detection and on-going management of patients with gastrointestinal disorders. The 4th Annual GI Issues for the Primary Care Physician will review best practice standards through formal lectures, case presentations and question and answer sessions. UCLA digestive disease faculty will share their specialized expertise and audience participation is encouraged via response system during case presentations and during the question and answer sessions. This agenda has been specifically designed to offer practical approaches and solutions that healthcare professionals may readily integrate into their daily practice.

Target Audience

This course is targeted to primary care physicians and allied health professionals interested in the treatment and management of gastrointestinal disorders prevalent in current practice.

For more information visit the CME web site.
Sixth Annual Fetal Echocardiogaphy Symposium at UCLA
Date: October 15, 2016
UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, California
The Sixth Annual Fetal Echocardiography Symposium at UCLA: Practical Essentials of Fetal Cardiac Screening brings together an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary faculty to present a full day of state-of-the-art presentations, live demonstrations, and discussions, all with a renewed and explicit focus on fetal cardiac screening. To accommodate increased demand, this sixth symposium will be the first in the series to be presented at the new Luskin Conference Center (http://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/) in the middle of the UCLA campus. The symposium will sharpen its focus to provide a full-day dedicated to real-life tips and pearls specifically for those physicians and sonographers who perform or interpret fetal cardiac screening examinations. Presenters will review current guidelines, discuss how to optimize the image and minimize false positives/false negatives, present how-to tutorials on how to scan and interpret the four-chamber view/right and left ventricular outflow tracts/three-vessel trachea view, review how to recognize and interpret major forms of heart disease (including special clues for the detection of ventricular septal defects, aortic/pulmonary stenosis, transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of Fallot, coarctation of the aorta, TAPVR and others), and share how to evaluate subtle findings such as pericardial effusion, left ventricular echogenic foci, and right/left heart disproportion.

For more information visit the CME web site.
2nd Annual UCLA State-of-the-Art in Neuro-Oncology
October 21, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
The Brain Tumor Center at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presents its second annual comprehensive update on emergent diagnostic and treatment modalities for the management of brain and spine tumors. This course will focus on the diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of patients with primary and metastatic brain and spine tumors, and will feature faculty experts from Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pain Management, Neuroradiology, and Neuropathology. The program will provide sessions on the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of brain and spine tumors, including a review of the current state-of-the-art management of these tumors. Each tumor-specific didactic session will then be followed by case-based presentations demonstrating the multidisciplinary approach of a Brain Tumor Board to personalize care for patients with brain and spine tumors. In addition, we will explore new and emerging techniques for cranial metastases including novel-imaging, MR-guided laser ablation, neoadjuvant radiation, and emerging chemotherapeutic strategies for metastatic brain tumors. Finally, we will explore multimodal management of spinal metastasis including novel radiation approaches, surgery, and pain management. This format is intended to encourage and ensure audience participation.

Target Audience

This course is targeted towards Neurosurgeons, Medical Oncologists, Neurologists, Radiation Oncologists, Allied-health professionals, Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Oncology residents and fellows.

For more information visit the CME web site.
Symposium on Interventional Endoscopy
October 28, 2016
Harbor-UCLA
St. John’s Cardiovascular Research Center
Torrance, California
This educational program is hosted by the Divisions of Gastroenterology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center (TMMC) and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Live demonstrations from Harbor-UCLA and CPMC are transmitted to the auditorium via the internet. The course is focused on in-depth understanding of new interventional endoscopic techniques and their applications. Lectures and live demonstrations will be performed by our expert faculty. Instant communication with the procedure operators will be possible through audio visual networks.

For more information visit the CME web site.
Tenth Annual UCLA Liver Diseases Symposium
October 29, 2016
The Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California
This symposium will serve as an educational forum for the Southern California physician community for the scientific exchange of information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of the most prevalent liver diseases.

For more information visit the CME web site.
Neural Interfaces for Therapeutic Intervention (NIFTI): Proven Therapies and Emerging Interventions for Neurologic Disease
October 29, 2016
Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
This comprehensive one-day continuing medical education (CME) program in neuromodulation features an outstanding faculty from the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Anesthesiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The purpose of the course is to provide an update on the latest multidisciplinary management and application of medical devices for an array of neurologic diagnoses, including movement disorders, epilepsy, chronic pain, and head and facial pain. There will be specific emphasis on new and emerging treatment options, including deep brain stimulation (DBS), responsive neurostimulation, emerging neurotechnologies, and therapies on the horizon. Alternative treatments, including first-line medical management, botulinum toxin therapy, and adjunctive therapies will also be discussed. The course will focus on personalizing therapy, both with respect to patient selection and targeting therapy. To integrate and ensure audience participation, patient testimonials will take place throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to bring in their own cases for discussion.

Target Audience

Neurosurgeons (functional and general), neurologists (general, movement disorder, and epilepsy), psychiatrists, psychologists, pain management physicians, primary care physicians, allied-health professionals, and neurosurgery, neurology, and psychiatry residents and fellows.

For more information visit the CME web site.
UCLA Aortic Center Symposium: Advances in Treatment of Aortic Pathology
November 05, 2016
Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
The UCLA Symposium on Advances in Treatment of Aortic Pathology is sponsored by the UCLA Aortic Center and is a one day self-assessment CME course exploring the advancements in endovascular technology and medical and surgical alternatives available for treatment of aortic disease. It will focus on patient selection, evaluation, imaging, and combined approaches for management and care of patients with aortic pathology. More focused presentations for physicians involved in the management of aortic disease will occur in the afternoon session. A parallel afternoon session for allied health care personnel in particular nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants will be presented to cover critical information on natural history, patient and family education and preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative management of patients with aortic conditions.

Taerget Audience

The target audience is primary care physicians, vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with acute and chronic aortic pathology.

For more information visit the CME web site.
Tough Decisions Made Easier: Clinical Management of Treatment Experienced Patients
November 18, 2016
Covel Commons
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
This one-day symposium is designed to provide participants with relevant, reliable, up-to-date information on the clinical management of HIV-infected patients who have failed one or more antiretroviral regimens, or who have demonstrated some degree of resistance to one or more antiretroviral drugs or classes of drugs.

For more information visit the CME web site.
The 4th Annual UCLA Diabetes Symposium
December 03, 2016
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Santa Monica, California
Diabetes poses a major healthcare challenge. The prevalence of diabetes is rising and providers of all types are increasingly required to address glycemic control and diabetes-related complications. Treatments are broadening and newer technologies offer promise, but must also be used with care. The UCLA Annual Diabetes Symposium is a one-day CME program offering providers of varying backgrounds a chance to review optimal state-of-the-art care to the patient with diabetes. Experts in the field and its associated complications will review current best practices. Additionally, workshops aiming to address various aspects of management include updates in technology, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular disease management.

Target Audience

The UCLA diabetes program has been designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified diabetes educators, nurse educators, dietitians, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners whose practice includes care of patients with diabetes.

For more information visit the CME web site.
10th Annual UCLA Sleep CME Course: "Sleep Medicine Updates"
December 03, 2016
Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB)
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
Physicians in all areas of medicine encounter patients who complain of disturbed sleep. The purpose of this course, the 10th in its series, is to provide clinicians with the knowledge needed to recognize and treat major sleep disorders likely to be encountered in their clinical practice.

The course will emphasize a practical based approach to sleep medicine across multiple specialties including primary care medicine, family practice, psychiatry, pediatrics, neurology, geriatrics and clinical psychology. The course will focus on the theories about why we sleep, and review the major sleep disorders including chronic insomnia, excessive sleepiness and narcolepsy, sleep apnea, parasomnias and restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Attendees will acquire skills needed in the recognition, evaluation and management of the major sleep disorders they are likely to encounter during routine clinical practice. A major goal of the course is to provide practitioners with current updates regarding evaluation strategies and treatment recommendations. Each presentation of the primary sleep disorder will consist of discussion of etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic strategies and pharmacological and behavioral treatment options.

For more information visit the CME web site.
SEMINARS, SYMPOSIA, & TALKS
Intersectionality of Child Marriage and Gender-based Violence as Maternal Health Risk: Findings from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India
Title: Intersectionality of Child Marriage and Gender-based Violence as Maternal Health Risk: Findings from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India
Date & Time: Sep 20, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: CHS 53-105

"Not So Plain, Plain Language: DHS Compliance with the 2010 Plain Language Act - José L. Calderón, M.D. - UCLA Division of GIM-HSR
Title: "Not So Plain, Plain Language: DHS Compliance with the 2010 Plain Language Act - José L. Calderón, M.D. - UCLA Division of GIM-HSR
Date & Time: Sep 20, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 911 Broxton Avenue, 2nd Floor Conference Room, #214

“The Ethical Considerations of Physician Assisted Suicide” - Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD - U. Chicago
Title: “The Ethical Considerations of Physician Assisted Suicide” - Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD - U. Chicago
Date & Time: Sep 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: RRUMC Tamkin Auditorium, room B-130

Educational Exchange Breakfast and Combined Internal Medicine/Surgery Grand Rounds
Title: Educational Exchange Breakfast and Grand Rounds
Date & Time: Sep 21, 2016 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, B-Level Foyer & Tamkin Auditorium

Neurology Grand Rounds Presents: "Making Heads or tails of Concussion in the Clinical Setting"
Title: Neurology Grand Rounds Presents: "Making Heads or tails of Concussion in the Clinical Setting"
Date & Time: Sep 21, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: NRB Auditorium

Surgery/Medicine Grand Rounds - "Reassessing the Patient's History" - Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD
Title: Surgery Grand Rounds - "Reassessing the Patient's History" - Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD
Date & Time: Sep 21, 2016 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Tamkin Auditorium

MBI Thursday Seminars - "Building a Face, One Ubiquitin at a Time" - Michael Rape, PhD
Title: MBI Thursday Seminars - "Building a Face, One Ubiquitin at a Time" - Michael Rape, PhD
Date & Time: Sep 22, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 159 Boyer Hall

JCCC Leaders in the Field Research Seminar - "Mechanisms of Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis" -John Crispino, PhD
Title: JCCC Leaders in the Field Research Seminar - “Mechanisms of Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis” -John Crispino, PhD
Date & Time: Sep 22, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 53-105 CHS

Single-Nucleotide Analysis of RNA-Seq: Methodologies and Applications
Title: Single-Nucleotide Analysis of RNA-Seq: Methodologies and Applications
Date & Time: Sep 22, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: A2-342 MDCC, Moss Auditorium

ObGyn Grand Rounds - "FIGO classification of AUB and Endometrial Ablation" - Aldo Palmieri, M.D.
Title: ObGyn Grand Rounds - "FIGO classification of AUB and Endometrial Ablation" - Aldo Palmieri, M.D.
Date & Time: Sep 23, 2016 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: RMC B-124

Human Genetics Seminar Series - Dr. Hiten D. Madhani - “Cryptococcus neoformans: from model pathogen to model organism”
Title: Human Genetics Seminar Series - Dr. Hiten D. Madhani - “Cryptococcus neoformans: from model pathogen to model organism”
Date & Time: Sep 26, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Gonda Building 1st Floor Conference Room, # 1357

Quantitative and Computational Biosciences - W4: Galaxy for NGS Data Analysis - (9/27-9/29)
Title: Quantitative and Computational Biosciences - W4: Galaxy for NGS Data Analysis - (9/27-9/29)
Date & Time: Sep 27, 2016 1:00 PM - Sep 27, 2016 3:00 PM
Location: Boyer 529

Joint Seminars in Neuroscience - “How does the Brain Generate Behavioral Sequences?” - Michael A. Long, Ph.D.
Title: Joint Seminars in Neuroscience - “How does the Brain Generate Behavioral Sequences?” - Michael A. Long, Ph.D.
Date & Time: Sep 27, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: NRB Audtiorium

Medicine Grand Rounds - "Cancer Immunotherapy with PD-1 Blockade " - Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD
Title: Medicine Grand Rounds - "Cancer Immunotherapy with PD-1 Blockade " - Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD
Date & Time: Sep 28, 2016 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Tamkin Auditorium

The Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA - Implementing the End of Life Option Act in California
Title: The Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA - Implementing the End of Life Option Act in California
Date & Time: Sep 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium, UCLA

Surgery Grand Rounds - "MACRA and the Future of Physician Medicare Payment" - Karen Woo, MD
Title: Surgery Grand Rounds - "MACRA and the Future of Physician Medicare Payment" - Karen Woo, MD
Date & Time: Sep 28, 2016 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Location: 73-105 CHS

“Health Providers Experiences with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act” - Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH - Oregon Health & Science University
Title: “Health Providers Experiences with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act” - Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH - Oregon Health & Science University
Date & Time: Sep 28, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: RRUMC Tamkin Auditorium, room B-130

Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Presents: "Perioperative Issues for the Liver Transplant Patient"
Title: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Presents: "Perioperative Issues for the Liver Transplant Patient"
Date & Time: Sep 28, 2016 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Location: Tamkin Auditorium, B-130 RRUCLA

Department of Neurobiology Fall Symposium: "New Faces, New Visions"
Department of Neurobiology Fall Symposium: "New Faces, New Visions"
Open Forum for Dialogue
Title: Open Forum for Dialogue
Date & Time: Sep 28, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:

JCCC Thursday Research Seminar Series - "Paracrine Regulation of Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis" - John Chute, M.D.
Title: JCCC Thursday Research Seminar Series - "Paracrine Regulation of Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis" - John Chute, M.D.
Date & Time: Sep 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 53-105 CHS

MBI Thursday Seminars - "Metabolism and Cellular Decisions: Entwined in Health and Disease" - Jared Rutter, PhD
Title: MBI Thursday Seminars - "Metabolism and Cellular Decisions: Entwined in Health and Disease" - Jared Rutter, PhD
Date & Time: Sep 29, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 159 Boyer Hall
UCLA CFAR/AI Grand Rounds -Dr. Brian Mustanski -"Harnessing technology to revitalize HIV prevention in the lab and the community"
Title: UCLA CFAR/AI Grand Rounds -Dr. Brian Mustanski -""Harnessing technology to revitalize HIV prevention in the lab and the community"
Date & Time: Sep 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: BSRB 154

ObGyn Grand Rounds - "Migraine and the Female Patient" - Anne Calhoun, M.D.
Title: ObGyn Grand Rounds - "Migraine and the Female Patient" - Anne Calhoun, M.D.
Date & Time: Sep 30, 2016 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: RRMC B-124

Department of Human Genetics Seminar Series - Dr. Joshua Akey - "Excavating archaic hominin DNA from the genomes of modern humans"
Title: Department of Human Genetics Seminar Series - Dr. Joshua Akey - "Excavating archaic hominin DNA from the genomes of modern humans"
Date & Time: Oct 03, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Gonda Building 1st Floor Conference Room, # 1357

Joint Seminars in Neuroscience - “Adventures in Brain Plasticity: From Memory Palaces to SoulCycle” - Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.
Title: Joint Seminars in Neuroscience - “Adventures in Brain Plasticity: From Memory Palaces to SoulCycle” - Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.
Date & Time: Oct 04, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: NRB Auditorium

JCCC Special Seminar - "Defining a Global Cancer Dependencies Map" - William Hahn, Ph.D. M.D.
Title: JCCC Special Seminar - "Defining a Global Cancer Dependencies Map" - William Hahn, Ph.D. M.D.
Date & Time: Oct 04, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 53-105 CHS

Quantitative and Computational Biosciences - W5: RNA-seq Analysis - (10/4-10/6)
Title: Quantitative and Computational Biosciences - W5: RNA-seq Analysis - (10/4-10/6)
Date & Time: Oct 04, 2016 1:00 PM - Oct 04, 2016 3:00 PM
Location: Boyer 529

MBI Thursday Seminars - "A Liquid Crystalline Compartment Assembles Between Chromosomes to Control Meiotic Recombination" - Abby Dernburg, PhD
Title: MBI Thursday Seminars - "A Liquid Crystalline Compartment Assembles Between Chromosomes to Control Meiotic Recombination" - Abby Dernburg, PhD
Date & Time: Oct 06, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 159 Boyer Hall

Biomath - "Mathematical Oncology at City of Hope" - Russell C. Rockne, Ph.D.
Title: Mathematical Oncology at City of Hope
Date & Time: Oct 06, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: A2-342 MDCC, Moss Auditorium

I3T Seminar Speaker - Targeting Immunometabolism of Tumor Specific CD8+T Cells to Enhance T Cell Based Therapy for Cancer - Madhusudhanan Sukumar, Ph.D.
Title: I3T Seminar Speaker - Targeting Immunometabolism of Tumor Specific CD8+T Cells to Enhance T Cell Based Therapy for Cancer - Madhusudhanan Sukumar, Ph.D.
Date & Time: Oct 11, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 53-105 CHS

CDI Scientific Seminar Series: “Acute respiratory distress syndrome: How can we design better clinical trials?”
Title: CDI Scientific Seminar Series: “Acute respiratory distress syndrome: How can we design better clinical trials?”
Date & Time: Oct 20, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: A2-342 MDCC (Moss Auditorum)

CDI Seminar Series 2016-2017: Join Us for Third Thursdays!
The UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) promotes Child Health Research programs to connect all research and training activities related to improving children's health and health care. It encourages multidisciplinary child health research and research training at UCLA across the spectrum of basic, translational, and health services research.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
From Education to Insulin: A Diabetes Care Update (Online CME Activity)
The diabetes epidemic continues to grow in the United States and around the world. Dr. Matthew Freeby from the UCLA Division of Endocrinology provides an update on new developments in the management of diabetes.
Mindful Music Piano Concert
Title: Mindful Music Piano Concert
Date & Time: Sep 29, 2016 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: Semel Institute Auditorium 720 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90024

Online CME Activities Available - Free & On Demand
Online CME offers a great way for UCLA health professionals to access continuing medical education on demand and free of cost. This means you can access the CME activities you need at a time and place of your choosing.
MBI Thursday Seminars
Calendar for Fall Quarter 2016
UCLA CTSI R Draft Grant Writing Workshop - deadline for registration October 6
The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will be holding an all-day workshop for investigators at the CTSI partnered institutions (Cedars-Sinai, CDU, LA Biomed at Harbor-UCLA, and UCLA) to learn about how to prepare successful R grant applications.
Save the Date! One-Day Next Generation Sequencing Workshop - 10/24
UCLA JCCC Genomics Shared Resource/Clinical Microarray Core is pleased to announce a one-day next generation sequencing (NGS) workshop to be held in IMED confrence room 33-245CHS on Monday, October 24, 2016. Visit UCLA Clinical Microarray Core website (http://pathology.ucla.edu/cmc ) for online registration.
Drop-In Statistical Consults at UCLA
CTSI offers drop-in statistical consultations.
RESEARCH STUDY RECRUITMENT
UCLA Research Study on Anorexia Nervosa
The purpose of this brain imaging study is to understand the effects of anxiety on reward responsiveness in female adolescents (13-19) diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, and how this interaction predicts clinical outcome after an intensive treatment program.
Seeking adults (65 and older) for noninvasive brain stimulation study to improve memory
Seeking adults (65 and older) with and without mild cognitive impairment for a memory research study. The study will last 7 days, 2 initial visits + 5 consecutive days (0.5-1hr on each day), and will involve brain imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Participants will receive $140 compensation (plus transportation costs) and a picture of their brain.
Research Study for Women With Regular and Irregular Menstrual Cycles
Dr. Daniel Dumesic and his research team from the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are conducting a study to learn more about endocrine and metabolic conditions in women.
Tai Chi or Health Education and Wellness for Older Adults
For those who are suffering from depressive symptoms, lack of energy, and on stable medications for depression, UCLA is conducting a 6-month research study involving 12 weekly 60 minute sessions of either a health and education wellness class or a Tai Chi class.
Late-Life Depression and Memory Research Study
For those who are suffering from feelings of depression, sadness, hopelessness, memory loss, concentration difficulties, lack of energy, or loss of interest and pleasure in activities; UCLA is conducting a 12-month research study using an experimental combination of two drugs and a placebo (an inactive substance).
Free genetic testing for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
SPARKforAutism (sponsored by the Simons Foundation) aims to research the genetic causes of Autism through saliva collection by offering free genetic testing.
UCLA Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Study
Our study is seeking to evaluate the brain anatomy and functioning of boys 7 to 15 years old with DMD.
Baby Food Research Study
Baby Food Research Study
Children Ages 8-14 Needed for Brain Imaging Study
Currently recruiting children ages 8-14 without autism spectrum disorder to study brain development in children with ASD. Children can earn up to $190 and receive a picture of their brain!
Undiagnosed Diseases Network: Accepting patients at UCLA
NIH funded research study for patients with undiagnosed and/or rare diseases
Prediabetic study for overweight/obese adults
This study investigates the effect of an amino acid supplement on glucose levels for non-smoking adults (20-50 years of age) who have a BMI between 27-35 and a waist circumference >40in (male) or >35in (female). The study will last approximately 12 weeks and will include a compensation of $200 upon completion of the study. For more information, please call 310-206-8292.
Effects of pomegranate on the skin for female adults ages 30-45
This study investigates the effect of pomegranate on aging and inflammation of the skin for healthy women (30-45 years of age). The study will last approximately 12 weeks and will include a compensation of up to $475. For more information, please call 310-206-8292.
Biomarker Study on Social Communication and Child Development
Recruiting children who are typically developing or who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (6-11yrs) to participate in a study on social functioning and child development
African American Women who have type 2 diabetes and use a cell phone needed for diabetes study
The purpose of the study is to understand whether support from friends and family members, delivered either directly or through text messages, can improve blood sugar for African American women with type 2 diabetes.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Clinical Informatics Fellowship Opportunity
The fellowship's goal is to develop leaders with expertise in biomedical informatics and health information technology who are prepared to advance the science and practice of clinical informatics within health care delivery systems.
UC CAI Technology Development Award - LOI Due, Deadline: November 18, 2016, 05:00 PM
Letter of intent (highly recommended): due November 18 It is highly recommended that applicants submit a letter of intent to their campus administrator by November 18, 2016. The letter of intent should include the name of the PI and tentative proposal title.
NIH/CDC FY2017 SBIR Contract Proposals Due
The annual NIH and CDC SBIR Contract Solicitation (PHS2017-1) has been released (http://bit.ly/PHS2017-1).
Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Research Grants
The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Research Grants will support research and scholarly activity in furtherance of achieving the goals of 100-percent renewable energy, 100-percent locally sourced water, and enhanced ecosystem and human health by 2050 in Los Angeles County, as described in detail in the Sustainable LA Five-Year Work Plan.