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Coronavirus updates specific to the DGSOM
5th Annual UCLA Laryngology Update 2020: Perspectives by Organ System

April 3, 2020
Iris Cantor Auditorium
Geffen Hall, UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California

The 5th Annual UCLA Laryngology Update 2020 will focus on specific systemic body systems which impact laryngeal function. Learning details of these systems outside of the larynx will offer new insights into the correct diagnosis and treatment of voice, swallowing and airway conditions of the larynx.

UCLA Neurosurgery Update 2020

April 03, 2020
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Santa Monica, California

The Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presents its third annual comprehensive update on emerging diagnostic and treatment modalities for diseases of the brain and spine drawing upon the department’s world class expertise in each subspecialty.

UCLA Heart Failure Symposium 2020: State-of-the-Art Updates & Therapies for Advanced Heart Failure

May 02, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton
Marina del Rey, California

Heart failure affects approximately six million Americans and is the most common diagnosis for acute hospitalization in patients over 65 years. Over the next decade, we will see a dramatic increase in the number of patients in the community with advanced heart failure who can benefit from advanced therapies for complex cardiac disease.

Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment: An ACGME-UCLA Interactive Workshop

May 06, 2020
UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
UCLA Simulation Center
Los Angeles, California

UCLA has partnered with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to co-sponsor regional faculty development opportunities dedicated to the needs of academic physicians. This focused two-and-a-half-day course is designed to enhance skills in providing meaningful workplace-based performance assessment and feedback to trainees.

Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment: An ACGME-UCLA Interactive Workshop

May 06, 2020
UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center and UCLA Simulation Center
Los Angeles, California

UCLA has partnered with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to co-sponsor regional faculty development opportunities dedicated to the needs of academic physicians. This focused two-and-a-half-day course is designed to enhance skills in providing meaningful workplace-based performance assessment and feedback to trainees.

2nd Annual UCLA Solid Organ Transplant Symposium: Addressing the Organ Shortage, Expanding Access and Bridging Gaps

June 19, 2020
Iris Cantor Auditorium
Geffen Hall, UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California

The UCLA Solid Organ Transplant Symposium is a one-day conference coordinated through UCLA Health Department of Transplant Services, the UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education, and the UCLA Transplant Multi-Disciplinary teams. The goal of this program is to provide a forum for UCLA transplant multidisciplinary team experts to discuss the organ shortage crisis and explore recent changes to organ allocation and expansion of donor criteria that may help attenuate the gap between the supply of and demand for organ donors, while striving for ethical management of a scarce resource.

Fifth Annual UCLA/SVS Symposium: A Comprehensive Review and Update of What's New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

August 29, 2020
The Beverly Hilton
Beverly Hills, California

This three-day course represents a joint effort of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCLA and Society for Vascular Surgery. This program offers an in-depth review of our specialty for those preparing to take the vascular board examinations, as well as providing the basic didactic education for the vascular residents and fellows in training.

(ZOOM) Neurology Grand Rounds - "CAR T Cell Neurotoxicity: Translational Insights" - Juliane Gust, MD, PhD
Title: Neurology Grand Rounds - "CAR T Cell Neurotoxicity: Translational Insights" - Juliane Gust, MD, PhD
Date & Time: Mar 25, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom Seminar, Contact Jennifer for details/link

Cancelled UCLA CART - "The Evolution of Clinical Trials in Autism" - Antonio Hardan, MD
Title: UCLA CART - "The Evolution of Clinical Trials in Autism" - Antonio Hardan, MD
Date & Time: Apr 03, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: UCLA Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center 1st Floor Conference Room 695 Charles E. Young Drive South Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Graduate Writing Center Services
Graduate Writing Center services for those in the Biological Sciences.
Grants Submission Unit and Trial Innovation Network Office Hours
Get help with grant applications and clinical trials!
RCR Class for Bioscience Disciplines Now Enrolling Postdocs and Graduate Students
Spring quarter RCR/Ethics course MIMG C234 is now enrolling. Class starts March 31!
Register Today - RCMAR CHIME-CTSI Spring Scientific Retreat on May 4 at the California Endowment
Title: RCMAR CHIME-CTSI Spring Scientific Retreat on May 4 at the California Endowment
Date & Time: May 04, 2020 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Save the Date - 7th Annual CDI Institute Symposium: "Metabolism & Obesity"
The 7th Annual UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) Symposium will be at UCLA on May 21, 2020 to generate cross-campus collaborations to advance translational child health research.
Statistical Consults at UCLA
Biostatistical consultations are available at UCLA and appointments can be arranged at LA BioMed and Cedars-Sinai.
Department of Pediatrics NIH Ranking: 12th in the Nation
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research recently released 2019 NIH rankings – and as the direct result of so many incredible efforts by our faculty, trainees, and staff, the UCLA Department of Pediatrics has risen to 12th in the country!
Call for Applications: Certificate Program - Training Program in Translational Science
Apply now for the two-year TPTS Certificate Program! Deadline is May 15, 2020.
Call for Applications: Master of Science in Clinical Research Graduate Program
Now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Clinical Research Graduate Program! Deadline May 15, 2020.
Stressed at work? Want to manage your stress levels with a meditation app?
This study investigates whether a meditation app is able to provide improvements in stress and health.
UCLA Memory study for participants between 60-90 years
UCLA Memory study for participants between 60-90 years
Families expecting another child needed for infant development study
UCLA researchers are recruiting families with an infant less than six weeks of age. Infants must not be the firstborn child in their family and have no family history of autism. The study involves non-invasive MRI (during natural sleep), EEG, eye-tracking, and behavioral assessments in order to examine social communication skills in the first year of life. Participation in this study involves visits at 1½, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months. Families will receive valuable feedback on their infant’s developmental progress, as well as $50 compensation for each visit and a picture of their baby's brain.
Females 18-50 who experience pain with vaginal intercourse or tampon use
This is a research study about vestibulodynia, a condition where women feel pain at the opening of the vagina. They feel this pain regularly when there is pressure in the vagina – pressure from using tampons and/or pressure from sexual activity. Through this study, we hope to find out which medications work best to relieve pain from vestibulodynia, and also find out more about what is happening in the body when women have vestibulodyina. This study involves four visits over a six-month time period. Each study visit is 2-3 hours long. You will be randomized into one of 4 treatment groups. Each group will receive a different combination of active and inactive (placebo) medications to take during the study. The total compensation for the study is $60, which includes all four study visits. You will receive your compensation at your final study visit. If you are interested in participating and would like to learn more about the study visits, please email obgynresearch@mednet.ucla.edu or call Jasmyn at (310) 267-4331 . Our website is https://sites.duke.edu/updatestudy
Radiology MRI study - Liver
The UCLA Radiology department is conducting a study to evaluate novel MRI and MRE techniques for liver disease assessments. Current MRI and MRE techniques are challenged by respiratory and organ motion and breath-holding is required. This study aims to identify techniques for freebreathing MRI and MRE measurements. You may be eligible to participate if you are a patient who has been told by a doctor that you have suspected or confirmed liver disease. If you would like to participate in our study: You will have a research MRI and MRE exam lasting approximately 30 minutes. You may qualify to receive a $60 Target gift card and a parking voucher for participating in the study. For more information, please contact: Tammy Floore, RN 310-794-9202 tfloore@mednet.ucla.edu
Autism in the African American community
The Autism Genetics and Human Diversity Project aims to fill a significant gap in autism research by investigating genetic risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the African American community. 
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.
UCLA Prostate Cancer SPORE Career Enhancement and Developmental Research Programs RFA
The UCLA Prostate Cancer SPORE is requesting applications for their Developmental Research Program and Career Enhancement Program opportunities.
Call for Applications - UCLA CART Pilot Grant Program
The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) invites applications for grants to fund pilot and/or feasibility studies for biomedical, epidemiological, or behavioral research. This funding is made available with departmental “Autism Initiative” funds to CART and matching funds via the UCLA CTSI Voucher Fund.
UCLA CTSI Core Voucher RFA - DEADLINE EXTENDED
The CTSI will award vouchers worth up to $10,000 in core services to investigators at all CTSI partner institutions (UCLA Westwood, Cedars-Sinai, Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA, and Charles R. Drew University). Deadline extended! Voucher Application Online Submission: March 2 – June 30, 2020.