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SPRING 2013 | VOLUME 58
Save the Date : Mini Med School
In This Issue
UCLA Health’s Mini Med School is a series of lectures for the general public. The three
evening series feature distinguished professors from the David Geffen School of Medicine
at UCLA discussing the basics of medical science and advances in the biomedical and
clinical sciences. All the lectures are presented in the Tamkin Auditorium of Ronald
Reagan UCLA Medical Center, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. The cost for the series is $35.
2 What’s New at UCLA
3 Women’s Diverse Needs
May 6 Alternatives to Surgery
4 TomoTherapy for Cancer
May 13 Anesthesia 101
New Santa Monica office provides
full spectrum of services.
State-of-the-art treatment targets
tumors while sparing adjacent
Ultrasound offers a valuable tool
to identify and treat arthritis.
7 Medical Ethics
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor, Vice Chief
Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine
Anahat Dhillon, MD (moderator)
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Critical Care Medicine,
Department of Anesthesiology
May 20 Advances in Surgery
Erik P. Dutson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Interim Chief, UCLA MIS/Bariatric Program
Executive Medical Director, CASIT, Department of Surgery
For more information and to register,
search for “Mini Med School” at:
uclaextension.edu Today’s high-tech medical care can
present physicians and families
with difficult ethical questions.
8 Q&A: Quality Healthcare
Quality and safety are top priorities
for UCLA Health, which has joined
with other organizations to focus
on improving healthcare nationally.
10 Acne Care
Range of effective treatments
are available to address acne.
New device expands options
for donor organs.
Share Your Story
Whether you are a patient, a family member or a friend, it’s easy to share your favorite
experience with UCLA Health. Become a member of our online community. By visiting our
website, you can add a story, upload photos and let everyone know about your experience
in one of our hospitals or community clinics. The first 100 submissions will receive a prize,
and three randomly selected winners will have a brick with their name on it placed in the
“pathway of care” in the garden of our new UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. We look
forward to hearing from you.
To submit your story or photos, go to:
uclahealth.org/mystory 12 Community Calendar
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