DGSOM/UCLA Health Community Engagement List of Community-Partnered Projects [5.2015]
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A project involving crowd-sourcing strategies as a potential technique to obtain community participation and engagement
The project aims to (1) identify whether crowd-sourcing can be used to improve the assessment of community needs, (2) evaluate if low-level technology can be used to crowd-source within technologically under-resourced communities, and (3) develop a network through which community needs can be centrally crowd-sourced through the incorporation of expert opinion.
Dr. Dustyn Baker dcbaker@mednet.ucla.edu; Loretta Jones10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Activate Hawaiian GardensUCLA has partnered up with the Tri-City Regional Medical Center to address the issue of childhood obesity in the community. The Activate Hawaiian Gardens project aims to utilize the efforts of the local government, the school district, the health care system, and the law enforcement to improve the overall health and wellness in the surrounding area. Through the establishment of strategic relationships, this community outreach program is designed to provide education, training, and encouragement to those who are directly and indirectly affected by obesity.Alexander Khananashvil at 562-303-110 or AK@tri-cityrmc.ora.Tri-City Regional Medical Center 21530 S. Pioneer Blvd. Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716http://www.tcrmc.org/activate-hawaiian-gardens-set-to-launch/
Adoption Specific Intervention: Adoption and Family Life ProgramUnder the guidance of UCLA's Health Services and Society Center, the Adoption and Family Life project aims to develop mental health programs to address the special needs of adoptive families. The program’s main vision is to identify challenges and build upon the strengths of adoptive families to insure that adoptive children meet the developmental milestones across the life cycle, even in the face of any risk factors that are associated with prenatal substance exposure.Dr. Jeanne Miranda mirandaj@ucla.eduPhone: 310-794-3725UCLA Center for Health Services and Society 10920 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90024 http://hss.semel.ucla.edu/Programs/Adoption.html
Aging and Community Nursing HomesThis project focuses on providing ongoing research in the area of quality care and nursing homes at UCLA's School of Dentistry to increase the health and well being of the older adult population. Janet G. Bauer (310) 825-6987 jbauer@dent.ucla.eduUCLA School of Dentistry 10833 Le Conte Avenue, CHS 23-088E Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668http://www.geronet.ucla.edu/component/labels/quality-of-care-in-nursing-homes
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Community AdvisoryUCLA's School of Public Health, the David Geffen School of Medicine, and other advocacy groups joined the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to explore and support the mission of ridding the world of AIDS. This Los Angeles-based foundation is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine to more than 200,000 patients in 28 countries. They are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S and focus on providing HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and advocacy.Tel. (323) 860-5200AIDS Healthcare Foundation
6255 W. Sunset Blvd 21st Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States
An Evaluation of the Potential for Implementation of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Tax in Los Angeles County.This project focuses on reducing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in adolescents by evaluating: (1) a method for the incorporation of a SSB related tax within cities and municipalities of Los Angeles County, (2) the specific strategies needed to implement and evaluate such a tax, and (3) potential alternatives to an SSB tax. Dr. Dustyn Baker 310-794-3508 dcbaker@mednet.ucla.edu ; Dr. Mark Peterson 310-794-4270 markap@ucla.edu10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
APAIT Health CenterAPAIT strives to positively impact the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities. Through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate programs in Southern California, they advocate, educate, and achieve optimal health and wellbeing for communities in need. Peter Cruz Associate Director | Los Angeles Office: (213) 553-1871tel: (213) 553-1830 fax: (213) 553-1833 apait@apaitonline.org1730 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite #300 (3rd Floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90015
ASDA Thanksgiving Health Fair Santa MonicaThe ASDA Health Fair at Santa Monica provides a Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless and poor working families that are unable to get home for the holiday. This event is created and ran by the UCLA ASDA student chapter, and focuses on educating members of the community on how to best maintain good oral hygiene and refers patients to appropriate dental clinics that are affordable to ensure regular dental care at lower costs.UCLA School of Dentistry 10833 Le Conte Ave Los Angeles, CA 90095http://www.uclaasda.org/
Atypical Parkinsonism Support GroupThis support group exchanges information to its members that aid with the coping of the physical and mental disabilities associated with Atypical Parkinsonism. They welcome patients and their loved ones who live with Parkinson's disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Degeneration, and Multiple Systems Atrophy.Larry Schenker
Support Group Meeting Organizer & Co-Leader
Tel: (310) 441-1488
E-mail: atypical.parkinsonian.disorder@gmail.com

Loretta Mazorra, RN, MN, MA - Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Support Group Meeting Facilitator & Co-Leader
E-mail: anlom@sbcglobal.net
Dolly West: dwest@mednet.ucla.edu or Loretta Mazorra RN, NP: anlom@sbcglobal.netRonald Reagan Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plaza Room 3102, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Bartz Altadonna Community Health Clinic
The Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center is a state-licensed clinic that provides comprehensive primary medical care, including women's care for low-income, uninsured, underinsured and homeless persons. This organization accepts all insurance plans (public and private) and participates in Los Angeles County's Public Private Partnership, FamPac and CHDP.
They also provide compassionate trauma-informed state-of-the-art specialty medical care and supportive services for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) and to those co-infected with HIV and HCV.
Dr. David Hunt(661) 949-0300Bartz-Altadonna Community Health

43322 Gingham Avenue.
Lancaster, CA 93535

Basic Dental Principles ProgramThe Basic Dental Principles program at UCLA focuses on encouraging undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in dentistry to further their knowledge on basic principles ranging from dental anatomy to the new technologies utilized in the industry. BSDA is unique to only UCLA and is a two quarter lecture course taught by UCLA dental students on many different topics in dentistry.
uclabdp@gmail.com 805-878-0435
10833 Le Conte Ave Los Angeles, CA 90095 CHS Box 951668http://www.uclabdp.com/
Borun Center for Gerontological ResearchThe Borun Center is an interdisciplinary center for applied research that focuses on creating, testing, and promoting the adoption of behavioral interventions to improve daily care and quality of life in nursing homes. By identifying the factors that affect the quality of life, developing and testing interventions to improve the quality of life, and disseminating these interventions by providing a model for their use, the Borun Center enhances patient care and improves clinical outcomes. Debra Saliba, MD,MPH; saliba@rand.org; 310-825-8253310-825-8253Borun Center for Gerontological Research UCLA Division of Geriatrics 10945 LeConte Ave, Suite 2339 Los Angeles, CA 90095http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/default.htm
Brain Research InstituteHoused within the new Center for Health Sciences at UCLA, the Brain Research Institute aims to increase the understanding of brain function, development, and response through multidisciplinary efforts. With joint efforts from faculty and administration across campus, the BRI acts as the central intellectual unit for neuroscience activities. Their goal is for UCLA to become the preeminent center of excellence for neuroscience research and education and for the translation of research into clinical and technological applications.Christopher Evans; cevans@ucla.edu; 310-826-7884310-825-5061 Brain Research Institute UCLA, Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center, 695 Charles Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1761http://www.bri.ucla.edu/
Building nurses' tobacco research capacity through international collaborationThe UCLA School of Nursing has partnered up with the Hong Kong Institution to enhance the quality of nursing care in ambulatory clinics, promote mentorship of the nurses in conducting clinical research, and enhance certain practices of HKSH nurses and nursing stduents. Through this collaboration, the Hong Kong institution hopes to promote the adaptation of a Web-based educational program to increase nurses' knowledge and skills in conducting tobacco cessation intervention throughout hospitals .Lisa Chang 310-267-1856 lchang@sonnet.ucla.eduUCLA School of Nursing Address: Factor Bldg, 700 Tiverton Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Building Resiliency for Community HopeAs long partners and acedemic affiliates of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, LA BioMed is the one of the country's leading nonprofit independent biomedical research institutes located on the campus of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. They conducted this study to build a scientific evidence base for the training and delivery of a depressive symptoms education program, called a Resiliency Class (RC). Provided by non-professionals in churches, primary care, social services agencies, and health advocacy agencies, these Resiliency Classes aim to decrease the likelihood of depression throughout the community.Dr. Bowen ChungContact: Diana Soltesz
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 1124 West Carson St. Torrance, CA 90502http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/labr-lbd100912.php
Cardiac Risk Reduction in at Risk Young Black WomenWorking under UCLA Health, Dr. Jo-Ann Eastwood received the support from the American Heart Association and the Clinical Research Grant to conduct cardiac risk reduction interventions among young black women. This study aims to engage young black women in lifestyle changes to stop or reduce the progression of cardiovascular disease. The findings gathered will yield critical information regarding behavior alterations for young black women at risk for CVD and will provide extensive data for a larger implementation study.Dr. Jo-Ann Eastwood; 310-206-3443; jeastwoo@sonnet.ucla.edu700 Tiverton Ave University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024http://nursing.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=420#eastwood
Care Harbor LA At the Care Harbor Clinic in LA, they aim to serve the millions of Americans that cannot afford health insurance, dental coverage, and vision coverage. UCLA's Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine coordinates the UCLA effort, including the Jules Stein Eye Institute, which in 2011 provided free surgery to 10 patients and screened about 500 eye patients at risk for eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
info@careharbor.org 310-355-8118
P.O. Box 88507 Los Angeles, CA 90009http://careharbor.org/
Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE)The UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) provides state-of-the-art medical care and conducts clinical trials for people living with HIV and AIDS. With their highly trained, nationally recognized physicians, the CARE center is committed to conducting ethical and high quality research to promote the health of people living with or at risk for acquiring HIV and other infectious diseases.

The CARE Center is the UCLA base for several national and international HIV research networks as well as a site for pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry-sponsored trials and novel, small-scale, investigator-initiated trials.
Ronald Mitsuyasu; rmitsuya@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-557-1891310-557-9062; careoutreach@mednet.ucla.edu9911 W. Pico Blvd, Ste 980  Los Angeles, CA 90035 Phone:  (310) 557-1891http://www.uclahealth.org/site.cfm?id=1927
Center for Community Health (CCH)The mission of the UCLA Semel Institute Center for Community Health (CCH) is to advance the understanding of and to improve the health, development, and quality of life for children and adults in high-risk situations. CCH conducts research that crosses three significant areas impacting children and adults in high-risk situations: HIV, mental health, and chronic illness. The work conducted at CCH benefits from a multidisciplinary approach provided by a diverse mix of investigators from clinical psychology, biostatistics, psychiatry, sociology, social work, public policy, epidemiology, urban planning, and educational psychology.Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus; rotheram@ucla.edu; 800-825-9989310-794-8278UCLA Center for Community Health  10920 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 350  Los Angeles, CA 90024http://www.semel.ucla.edu/cch
Center for Culture and HealthThe Center for Culture and Health is a program formed under the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. This center examines how social, structural, psychological, and cultural factors affect mental and physical health. They specialize in longitudinal studies of children and youth at risk, and the family dynamics that shape and are shaped by health, sickness, and medical experience. Their strengths include the study of factors that influence medical decision making, and the cultural meanings linked with various psychological and medical conditions.
Thomas Weisner; tweisner@ucla.edu; 310-794-3632Thomas Weisner; tweisner@ucla.edu; 310-794-3632760 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095http://www.semel.ucla.edu/culture-health
Center for Health Justice A strong partner and support of UCLA, the Center for Health Justice (CHJ) is a multidimensional service organization headquartered in Los Angeles that focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment among incarcerated and recently released individuals; and their family members and partners. CHJ views incarceration as a period of opportunity; its unique access and credibility with incarcerated populations have allowed the agency to deliver effective programs and services to over six thousand clients annually.Shanna Livermore; shanna@healthjustice.net
900 Avila Street Suite 102 Los Angeles, CA 90012 telephone: (213) 229-0985 fax: (213) 229-0986 email: info@healthjustice.net
Center for Health Services and SocietyThe Center for Health Services and Society conducts research to improve how services are delivered and to improve health and social outcomes for persons with psychiatric and neurologic disorders across the lifespan. This program was developed under UCLA Health Services and Society to provide various interventions and toolkits to support healthcare systems, the center has expanded their work on health and social policy, health and community services delivery, treatment and prevention programs, and community engagements.Kenneth Wells, MD, MPH; 310-794-3711; kwells@mednet.ucla.edu; hsscenter@ucla.eduElizabeth Lizaiola; 310-794-3717; liz7@ucla.edu10920 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90024http://hss.semel.ucla.edu/
Center for Healthier Children, Families and CommunitiesThe UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities aims to promote children’s lifelong health, development, and well-being in the context of their families and communities. They create and translate innovative ideas into optimal outcomes through the combined efforts of pediatricians, public health experts, psychologists, economists, lawyers, and policy experts. 310-794-0967; chcfc@ucla.edu10990 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900 Los Angeles, CA 90024-3913http://healthychild.ucla.edu/
Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS)The Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS), funded by the National Institute of Mental Health leverages world class science to combat HIV globally, in partnership with communities, families, and individuals impacted by the pandemic. Investigators from UCLA, Friends Research Institute, the Los Angeles County Department of Publich Health, and research and community partners globally collaborate to develop and expand upon strategies for integrating, promoting, and diffusing HIV detection, prevention, and care.Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus; rotheram@ucla.edu; 800-825-9989310-794-827810920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90024http://chipts.ucla.edu/
Center for Research on Treatment and Rehabilitation of PsychosisThe UCLA Center for Research on Treatment & Rehabilitation of Psychosis is a group of laboratories and units that provide research services, consultation and technical assistance to investigators pursuing studies of severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (West Los Angeles Healthcare Center), the Center fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research on mental disorders by serving as an organizational catalyst for research projects which are funded by a variety of public and private agencies and foundations.Robert P. Liberman, MD; 310-478-3711 ext. 48070; rpl@ucla.edu
rpl@ucla.edu; 310-478-3711
UCLA Center for Research on Treatment & Rehabilitation of Psychosis Attn: RP Liberman, MD West LA VA Medical Center 11301 Wilshire Blvd. (116AR)  Los Angeles, CA 90073
Center for the Study of Parkinson’s DiseaseThe UCLA Center for the Study of Parkinson’s Disease focuses on conducting basic and translational research to pave the way for innovative and more effective for Parkinson’s patients – treatments that aim at halting or even reversing the degenerative process at the earlier stages of disease.Chesselet, Marie-Francoise; 310-267-1781; mchesselet@mednet.ucla.eduKathy Shenassa (program coordinator); 310.267.1781; Kathy.shenassa@ucla.edu710 Westwood Plaza Reed Neurological Research Institute B114 Los Angeles, CA 90095http://www.cspd.ucla.edu/
Charles Drew HIV/AIDS Education and Community Outreach ProjectsThe goal of the Charles Drew HIV/AIDS Education and Community Outreach Projects is to provide culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate HIV/AIDS-related primary prevention interventions targeting racial/ethnic at risk populations residing in South Los Angeles. Their projects also focus on providing HIV/AIDS-related primary prevention interventions that target general consumers and health and human servicce providers in the South Los Angeles area.Cynthia Davis <cynthiadavis@cdrewu.edu>1731 E 120th Street  Los Angeles, CA 90059http://www.cdrewu.edu/community/Clinics/HIV
Charles Drew University HIV Mobile Testing ProjectThe goal of the Charles Drew HIV Mobile Testing Project is to provide free HIV counseling, screening and referral services targeting at risk racial/ethnic minority populations residing in Los Angeles County with a special focus on South Los Angeles.Cynthia Davis <cynthiadavis@cdrewu.edu>1731 E 120th Street  Los Angeles, CA 90059http://www.cdrewu.edu/community/Clinics/HIV
Charles Drew University The Dolls of Hope ProjectThe Dolls of Hope Project focuses on increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS and the affects it has on communities of color on a local, national, and international scale. Through community collaboration and support, the Dolls of Hope Project aims to reduce the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Cynthia Davis <cynthiadavis@cdrewu.edu>1731 E 120th Street  Los Angeles, CA 90059http://www.cdrewu.edu/community/pro/Dolls
CIRID: Center for International Research in DiseaseThe Center for International Research in Disease was formed under UCLA's David Geffen School of Medidince and focuses on research and capacity-building educational programs with India. UCLA activities in India include clinical, epidemiologic, translational, laboratory, health services, disease prevention and education and research projects.John Fahey; jlfahey@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-825-6568John Fahey; jlfahey@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-825-6568none listedhttp://people.healthsciences.ucla.edu/research/institution/groups-detail?group_id=111324
Clinical TrialsThe clinical trials at UCLA offer patients the opportunity to participate in research for a wide range of medical disorders. Through these trials, the medical doctor responsible for conducting these studies is able to add medical knowledge related to the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of certain diseases or conditions.none listedclinicaltrials@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-794-8322general program; several clinical trials being representedhttp://clinicaltrials.ucla.edu/
Cognitive Neuroscience CenterThe Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, which was formed under UCLA's Semel Institute, facilitates interdisciplinary research and educational activities related to the study of cognition and emotion and disorders. Their principal areas of emphasis are learning and memory, mood regulation, impulsivity, social cognition, language, vision, and stress sensitivity, and illnesses that impact these systems, including schizophrenia, bipolar illness, major depression, attention deficit disorder, autism, anxiety disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease.Tyrone Cannon; 310-206-8765; cannon@psych.ucla.eduMarlo Duran Torres; mdduran@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-825-2146Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Suite C7-439 Semel Institue 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024http://www.semel.ucla.edu/staglin
Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)RAND Health researchers and professors within UCLA joined efforts to confront the issue of students facing school-based trauma. Through their collaboration grew the Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), which provides mental health screenings and a brief standardized series of therapy sessions aimed at reducing a child's symptoms related to existing traumatic experiences while enhancing skills to handle future stresses. CBITS is designed to be delivered by school mental health clinicians such as social workers, psychologists, and other clinicians.
Audra K. Langley alangley@mednet.ucla.edu
Sheryl Kataoka skataoka@mednet.ucla.edu
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Room 48-240
740 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759
Community College: Improving the PipelineThis project focuses on developing a better understanding of the underrepresented minorities interested in pre-health during their community college experience. By exploring the opportunities and challenges that students face with transferring into univerisites and admissions into health profession programs, they disseminate findings from various stakeholders and develp resources for current community college students. Efrain Talamantes 310-794-2257 etalamantes@mednet.ucla.edu10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Community HeartThe Community Heart project aims to identify and address the medical and social needs of African-Americans with heart failure.Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD, MPH RWJF Clinical Scholar 911 Broxton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-794-2206 mbmalonson@mednet.ucla.edu10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Community Partners in CareCommunity Partners in Care (CPIC) is a collaborative research project filled with community and academic partners working together to learn the best way to reduce the burden that depression causes. Partners within this project include UCLA Center for Health Services and Society, the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Their primary focus is to relieve depression and help improve care within primary care, mental health, substance abuse, homeless, and faith-based and community-trusted settings. At the end of their research efforts, all lessons learned will be offered to the community through workshops.Esmeralda Pulido, (310) 794-3719 EPulido@mednet.ucla.eduAna Ramos, (310) 794-3718 aramos100@ucla.eduUCLAhttp://www.communitypartnersincare.org/about/
Community-Based Participatory Research Project Paper: Implementing Physical Health Screening in a Community Mental Health Organization The goal of this study is to use a CPPR framework with multiple stakeholder groups to address the physical health of consumers, and more specifically to define, implement and formatively evaluate a physical health screening and monitoring initiative across a large-scale community mental health organization. Sharat Parameswaran 310-794-2257 sparameswaran@mednet.ucla.edu10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramThe UCLA Epilepsy Program has been a world leader in the surgical treatment of intractable seizure for over 30 years. Adult patients are evaluated and managed by the UCLA Adult Epilepsy Program, and children by the UCLA Pediatric Epilepsy Program. With the combined efforts of more than 200 surgeons, the majority of patients who are able to receive surgery have become seizure free.Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD; 310-825-8409; ifried@mednet.ucla.edu
various doctor's officeshttp://neurosurgery.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=34
Cousins Center for PsychoneuroimmunologyThe Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA investigates the interactions between the brain and the body, the role of psychological well-being for health and recovery from illness, and the translation of such knowledge into effective behavioral strategies that prevent disease, promote healing and enhance well-being across the life span.Michael Irwin; 310-825-8281; mirwin1@ucla.edu(310) 825 8281  300 Medical Plaza Driveway, Los Angeles, CA 90095http://www.semel.ucla.edu/cousins
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Parenting Education as a Prenatal School Readiness InterventionThis project has three goals: 1) Compare cultural norms regarding parental engagement in school readiness, 2) Examine how parenting for school readiness may be shaped by experiences with racism, and 3) Describe the feasibility of a prenatal school readiness program on parenting.Dr. Ashaunta Tumblin 310-794-6088 atumblin@mednet.ucla.edu with Drs. Paul Chung, Kenneth Wells, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Aurora Jackson and David Kennedy as well as community partner, Loretta Jones 10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Crump Institute for Molecular ImagingThe Crump Institute was started by two graduates from UCLA's School of Engineering, who envisioned establishing an academic research center to bring together the field of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Medicine. Now, with a full staff filled with UCLA graduate students, post docs, and staff, the Crump Institute develops innovative technology to decipher the transformations from health to disease at the molecular level. With an initial focus on cancer and immunity, their goal is to develop new technologies to observe, measure, and understand biology in cells, tissues, and living organisms. The Crump Institute's ultimate objective is to provide medicine with new science and technologies to judge the state of health, and identify the early transitions to disease for the development and use of new therapies as part of the new era in molecular medicine.Michael E. Phelps; mphelps@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-825-6539Erika Corrin; 310-825-4903; ecorrin@mednet.ucla.edu570 Westwood Plazahttp://www.crump.ucla.edu/
CURE: Digestive Diseases Research CenterEstablished in 1974, CURE was formed on the campus of UCLA to facilitate, recruit, train, and continue the development of young investigators in the field of gastroenterology and related sciences. The objectives of the CURE investigators are to find the causes and best methods for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of peptic ulcer and related mucosal diseases and to disseminate this information to health professionals and to the public.J. Enrique Rozengurt, DVM, PhD; erozengurt@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-794-6610(310) 312-9284 ; CUREadmn@Mednet.ucla.edu 11301 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90073http://www.cure.med.ucla.edu/
Dance MarathonThis project rallies together UCLA students and individuals from all over the community to acknowledge the battle of children suffering from AIDS. With a 26-hour annual Dance marathon, UCLA has raised more than $3 million in the past decade.

Proceeds benefit four organizations:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the largest pediatric AIDS foundation across the globe,
Project Kindle and One Heartland, two free summer camp programs that provide HIV-affected children with a summer camp experience and the UCLA AIDS Institute, which is dedicated to the eradication of HIV and AIDS.
pac.president.ucla@gmail.com UCLA Pauley Pavillionhttp://www.pediatricaidscoalition.org/dance-marathon.html
Dental Education OutreachThe Dental Education Outreach Organization (DEO) was created under the Community Programs Office Student Association (CPOSA) which is a student-led administrative body to provide guidance and support to the community. With the DEO program specifically, it focuses on drawing attention to dental issues before they rise to become major issues within society. DEO contributes to this noble cause through oral hygiene instruction presentations at local elementary schools and oral health screenings and disease prevention treatments at health fairs. This organization was launched as a response to the growing need for dental health awareness and the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene.Insoon Chang, Community Outreach Coordinator Katy Rosen, Community Outreach CoordinatorPhone: 310.825.6446 Email: venice@lists.ucla.eduUCLA School of Dentistry 10833 Le Conte Avenue, CHS 23-088E Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668http://www.cpo.ucla.edu/cposa/health/dental-education-outreach/
Developing Integrated Care Systems for Low-Income PopulationsThe goal of this project is to examine the flow of federal funds that could be utillized to support integrated care among safety-net providers while exploring the facilitators and barriers to developing systems of integrated care for vulnerable populations. Dr. Katherine Neuhausen 310-794-2904 kneuhausen@mednet.ucla.edu; Barb Wynn10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Developing new Paradigms for the Recruitment of Minority Elders Using Community-Based Participatory ResearchThis project was created under the guidance of L.A. Community Academic parternship for Research in Aging. It aims to increase our knowledge of recruitment and retention strategies for minority seniors that participate in studies of biological markers of health. Results from this project will inform community engaged scholarship and efforts by UCLA researchers, while enhancing the opportunity for communities to engage in partnered translational research on older minority adults in South and East Los Angeles.UCLA has been a strong academic supporter of L.A. CAPRA with numerous professors and researchers from UCLA serving on their Center Leadership board. Gerardo Moreno; gemoreno@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-794-3938UCLAhttp://lacapra.med.ucla.edu/projects.htm
Developmental and Health Services in Head Start Preschools: A Tiered Approach to Early InterventionUCLA faculty developed this study to focus on describing and evaluating novel processes of screening and referral for young children (under 5 years old) with developmental or behavioral concerns. Their target audience is preschool children in Head Start among low-income families, and wish to identify and address any development health concerns among this demographic. Bergen Nelson; 310-794-8333; bnelson@mednet.ucla.eduLos Angeles Unified School District, 333 S. Beaudry, LA 90017

Child Care Resource Center Head Start, 20001 Prairie Street, Chatsworth, 91311
Division of Molecular MedicineThe Division of Molecular Medicine conducts basic science and translational research in collaboration with other scientists at UCLA and around the world.Yibin Wang, PhD; yibinwang@ucla.edu; 310-206-5197UCLA Department of Anesthesiology
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza, Suite 3325
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7403
Drew CARES The Drew Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services (Drew CARES) at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science provides a unique and comprehensive approach to confronting HIV/AIDS. They combine research, community outreach programs and clinical services in culturally-appropriate ways to help communities in need. Our commitment to working with underserved populations to reduce health disparities starts in South Los Angeles and extends as far as sub-Saharan Africa.
Charles L. Hilliard, Ph.D
Phone:  323.357.3400  Fax:      323.357.3477  Email:   drewcaresassist@cdrewu.edu
1731 E 120th Street  Los Angeles, CA 90059http://www.drewcaresinternational.com/
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research CenterThe Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA supports Duchenne related muscular dystrophy translational research and clinical care at UCLA. Key missions include building and supporting a state of the art multidisciplinary care program for children and adults with muscular dystrophy, building and supporting a clinical trials infrastructure to accelerate clinical investigation into new treatments, and supporting translational biomedical research relevant to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.. Carrie Miceli; 310-206-6483; cmiceli@ucla.educdmd@ucla.edu; 310-983-3402Center for Duchenne Muscular
Dystrophy at UCLA
277 Biomedical Sciences Research Building
615 Charles E. Young Dr. S.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Effect of Labor-Management Partnership on Performance Improvement in the Safety-NetThis project aims to use analytical surveys to determine if units with CITs increase frontline staff engagement in performance improvement compared to units without CITs. By utilizing interviews, they draw conclusions on staff engagement, problem solving approcahes, clinic performance, and views on current CIT implementation. Lastly, they analyze data to determine if CITs increase productivity (patients/provider/hour) and patient satisfaction at the MACC.Drs. Ravi K. Dixit 310-794-8309 rdixit@mednet.ucla.edu, Brian Yoshi Liang 310-206-1707 blaing@mednet.ucla.edu10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Effect of referral processing system and empanelment on time to hematuria workup in the safety netThe goal of this project is to evaluate interventions designed to minimize the duration of hematuria workups, as hematuria and bladder cancer have a known process-outcome relationship.Dr. Jonathan Bergman (VA) 310-794-2206 jbergman@mednet.ucla.edu; Dr. Mark Litwin 310-206-8183 mlitwin@mednet.ucla.edu; William Aronson 310-268-3446 310-268-3446 10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell ResearchThe Broad Stem Cell Research Center supports innovation, excellence, and the highest ethical standards focused on taking groundbreaking stem cell research discoveries from the laboratory to the patient. The Center is committed to a multi-disciplinary and integrated collaboration of scientific, academic, and medical disciplines for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine.Jamie A. Lynn; jlynn@support.ucla.edu bscrc@mednet.ucla.edu or 310-825-4958675 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024https://www.stemcell.ucla.edu/
Engaging Residents in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: A Partnered ApproachThis project aims to develop a multi-component program that will engage residents in quality improvement and patient safety within the UCLA Health System in order to increase resident capacity to provide high value, high quality healthcare. Dr. Charles Scales 310-206-8183 cscales@mednet.ucla.edu with Arlene Fink, Dr. Nasim Afsarmanesh, Dr. Sue Baillie and Dr. Neil Parker Alexandria Davis; audavis@mednet.ucla.edu; 404-317-447310940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Examining the Impact of Coverage Expansion under the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments to California Safety-Net HospitalsThe objective of this study is to prepare the California Department of Health Care Services (DCHS) for Medicaid Disproportionate DSH payment reductions that will result from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through evidence based analyses. Dr. Katherine Neuhausen 310-794-2904 kneuhausen@mednet.ucla.edu with Drs. Dylan Roby, Jack Needleman, Mitch Katz, Andy Bindman, David Zingmond, Arthur Kellermann, and Robert Brook10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Exploring Social Support for Gay Latino Men in SobrietyConducted by doctors and top researchers from UCLA, this study aims to identify sources (parents, siblings, friends, recovery program) as well as various types of support most useful for health recovery, e.g., financial, emotional, instrumental.Homero Del Pino; homerodelpino@cdrewu.eduUCLAhttp://www.rcmar.ucla.edu/am/materials/2013/posters/del-pino.pdf
Farmer's Market Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in partnership with Heritage Education Group and Vermont Village Community Development Department (CDC) have initiated the opening of this new Farmers’ Market in South Los Angeles. At this market, customers can obtain free diabetes, blood pressure, and rapid HIV tests. Cynthia Davis <cynthiadavis@cdrewu.edu>7901 S. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044http://www.cdrewu.edu/community/pro/Heritage
Fit for LAThe UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program strives to improve the capacity of LAUSD nurses that are capable of preventing and treating obesity among LAUSD students.10990 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900 Los Angeles, CA 90024                                                                                            http://fitprogram.ucla.edu/
Happy Feet ClinicHappy Feet Clinic unites UCLA undergraduates and medical students from the PRIME program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to provide some comfort to the homeless one foot at a time by setting up podiatry clinics at multiple sites in Los Angeles.

Visitors to the daylong clinic get a foot wash in a tub of warm, soapy water, followed by a foot exam. Students work alongside faculty mentors to check for everything from fungal infections to diabetes. Some foot ailments are remedied immediately and often simple services prevent major foot problems such as leg amputations. A medical "education station" provides fresh socks, shoes and other essential foot care products.

The program was started in 2008 by 17 PRIME students who wanted to create a community-based initiative that would address a real need and add to the existing network of resources and services.
Health Services Research CenterThe goal of the UCLA Health Services Research Center is improving healthcare and quality of life for persons with psychiatric disorders. The Center is dedicated to improving the sustainability and dissemination of interventions for major psychiatric disorders within diverse local practices, community settings and populations.Kenneth Wells, MD, MPH; 310-794-3711; kwells@mednet.ucla.edu; hsscenter@ucla.edu310-794-3725; info@hsrcenter.ucla.edu10920 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Healthy Community Neighborhood Initiative The Healthy Community Neighborhood Initiative (formerly the 70-block Project) was made possible through a partnership with UCLA and identifies and addresses key health-related questions posed by the residents of park Mesa Heights, a low-income community in South Los Angeles characterized by some of the poorest health outcomes in Los Angeles County.Arleen Brown,  Katherine Kahn and Roberto VargasUCLAhttp://www.ctsi.ucla.edu/patients-community/pages/research_projects
HepSafeThis study is a collaboration between UCLA School of Nursing and Friends Research Institute, with Dr. Adeline Nyamathi, as the principal investigator. Based upon advice from community partners who have successfully treated stimulant using (SA)-using gay and bisexual men (GBM), this study was designed to conduct a randomized, experimental, two-group design to evaluate the effectiveness of a Nurse Case Managed Program.Cathy Reback reback@friendsresearch.org 323.463.1601A. Nyamathi 310-825-8405 anayamath@sonnet.ucla.eduFriends Research Institute, Inc. 1419 N. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028 Phonehttp://chipts.ucla.edu/projects/hep-safe-hollywood/
HIV Research Study Volunteer ProjectThis project focuses on enrolling HIV+ and HIV- individuals interested in being involved in research into a research volunteer pool. This is a UCLA program that matches eligible volunteers with studies that may be of interest to them. To do this, a volunteer must enroll in the RSVP program and once registered, RSVP can match the person with studies based on the answers they give in the registration process.Faith Landsman; 310-557-3675; flandsman@mednet.ucla.edursvp@mednet.ucla.eduUCLA Care Center
9911 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035
IMPACT: Improving Access, Counseling and TreatmentIMPACT: Improving Access, Counseling and Treatment (IMPACT) is a State of California-funded program administered by the UCLA Department of Urology in which a network of providers delivers free prostate cancer treatment to low-income, uninsured or underinsured men.1-800-409-8252
200 UCLA Medical Plaza University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Infant Oral Care Program at SimmsMann ClinicUCLA Dentistry opened up an Infant Oral Care Program (IOCP) that focuses on providing preventive dental care for children ages 0-5. This program is also a community training site for pediatric dental residents in all UCLA pediatric dental residency programs, dental students, medical professionals, and other provider types.
Dr. Francisco Ramos-Gomez Phone: (310) 825-9460 frg@dentistry.ucla.edu310.392.8630
VFCinfo@mednet.ucla.eduVenice Family Clinic
604 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291www.uclaiocp.org
Integrated Substance Abuse ProgramsThe UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics carries out research in bioenergy, structural biology, genomics and proteomics, consistent with the research mission of the United States Department of Energy. Major interests of the 12 Principal Investigators and 9 Associate Members include systems approaches to organisms, structural biology, bioinformatics, and bioenergetic systems.Walter Ling, M.D.; 310-267-5888; lwalter@ucla.edu isap@ucla.edu1640 S. Sepulveda, Ste. 120, Los Angeles, CA 90025http://www.uclaisap.org/
Iris Cantor Women's Resource Center
Physician faculty at the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center are board certified in internal or family medicine, have special training in preventive and routine care, including pap smears, breast exams and contraception. They treat common medical problems and manage many complex and chronic diseases.

Specialty consultation is also available for issues related to menopause and osteoporosis. In addition, the Center refers to a wide array of UCLA specialists with expertise in women's health.

Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center physicians also see patients at community locations. Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center faculty provide ongoing education in women's health for the physicians of UCLA Health System, which includes many physicians practicing in neighborhood offices.
Julie Friedman, MPH; 310-794-8062; jafriedman@mednet.ucla.eduPhone: (310) 794-8063; (310) 794-9830Medical Plaza 100, Suite 250 Los Angeles, CA 90024http://womenshealth.ucla.edu/
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer CenterThe Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF) was founded in 1945 by a group of volunteers dedicated to cancer research at UCLA. They partner with people and groups from many different communities such as Friends Fighting Cancer: individuals and organizations who host fundraising events/activities to benefit cancer research at UCLA.

The JCCF Friends Fighting Cancer program currently consists of online fundraising activities, golf tournaments, car shows, wine/champagne tas
Judith Gasson; jgasson@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-825-5542310-825-5268; jcccinfo@mednet.ucla.edu 8-684 Factor Building  Box 951781 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/
King Drew High School Student Shadowing Program/HSA Mentorship ProgramUCLA graduate and undergraduate students serve as mentors to Health Services Academy students through this program. It focuses on bringing high-achieving high school students from under-resourced communities onto campus to "shadow" medical staff, participate in a health-oriented didactic curriculum and experience a residential university setting. These "shadowing" experiences have the potential to inspire these students to careers in medicine and make achieving that end more tangible.Alliance Health Services Academy High School

12226 S. Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Laboratory of NeuroendocrinologyThe Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology (LNE) is a unit of the UCLA Brain Research Institute comprising 17 faculty laboratories with a common interest in neuroendocrinology, sex differences, and reproduction The LNE fosters education and collaborative research in neuroendocrinology and sex differences, especially in areas concerning reproduction and disease. The activities of the LNE include graduate and undergraduate courses in neuroendocrinology, the weekly brown-bag seminar on current topics in neuroendocrinology, active research collaboration among labs, opportunities for students at all levels, and the annual Charles Sawyer lectureship in neuroendocrinology.Dr. Art Arnold; arnold@ucla.edu; 310-825-2169Dr. Art Arnold; arnold@ucla.edu; 310-825-2169695 Charles E. Young Drive South, Suite 225 Los Angeles, CA 90095http://lne.ucla.edu
LAUSD Oral Health InitiativeThis project is focusing ondeveloping a five-year, district-wide initiative to address the oral health of children in kindergarten through third grades. WIth numerous UCLA directors and faculty sitting on the Oral Health Advisory Board, this initiative is focused on the prevention of dental disease and the promotion of oral health. Maryjane Puffer, BSN, MPA Executive Director maryjane@thelatrust.org P: 213.241.3511 E: info@thelatrust.org333 S. Beaudry Ave., 29th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017http://thelatrust.org/oral-health-2/oral-health-initiative/
Lennox Health FairIn Lennox, there is a shortage of basic health services, including preventative services, for this predominately Spanish-speaking population.

But the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Lennox School District set out to change that with the bi-annual Lennox Health Fair.

These health fairs, organized by a team of six coordinators from the Latino Medical Student Association (UCLA/Charles R. Drew University chapter), are held twice a year (once in the fall and once in spring) at one of the six schools in the district.

The volunteers, who include physicians, students and community workers, range from first and second year medical students who serve as chaperones, help patients with intake forms and take vital readings, to third and fourth year medical students and physicians who interview and consult with patients.
Lennox Middle School - 11033 Buford Ave - Lennox, CA 90304 - 310-419-1800http://www.medstudent.ucla.edu/students/wordpress/lmsa/?page_id=18
Los Angeles County School Readiness CommunityFirst 5 LA's School Readiness Initiative (SRI) creates centers and programs that provide a wide range of services to help children from birth, to age 5, get ready for school. SRI engages families, community members, and educators in the important work of helping children develop the solid foundation necessary to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.Phone:213-482-5902750 North Alameda Street, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90012http://www.first5la.org/Programs/School-Readiness
Magnet High School participation at Orthopaedic HospitalThe school provides students from the inner city and surrounding areas of Los Angeles with a greater chance of success in life and to make meaningful contributions. Those who choose healthcare professions, whether as doctors, nurses, researchers or technicians, will continue OIC's proud tradition of making a difference in the world. As a strong partner with the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, this collaboration has provided enhanced opportunites for research and education. Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital 2400 S. Flower St. Los Angeles, CA 90007http://www.orthohospital.org/content/orthopaedic-hospital-medical-magnet-high-school
MagniVision ProgramThe Affiliates support the UCLA Vision Rehabilitation Center (VRC) through its MagniVision program. Funding from this program allows JSEI patients the ability to access a lending library of low-vision assistive devices as part of the VRC's services.(310) 825-4148 Telephone
(310) 794-7781 Fax
100 Stein Plaza
Suite 3-219
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Magnolia Place ProjectThe Magnolia Community Initiative (MCI) aims to galvanize a community to support, nurture and educate 35,000 children living in a low income area of Los Angeles.

The UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities supports a learning system that encourages experimentation to change outcomes for the population of children and their families. The UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is collaborating with the Magnolia Initiative to link investigators from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with community partners in applied research in health behaviors, health care and community mobilization.
Lila Guirguis, MPA lilaguirguis@all4kids.orgMagnolia Place Family Center
1910 Magnolia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Make Surgery BearableThe JSEI of UCLA Affiliates Make Surgery Bearable program provides plush Dr. Teddy MD teddy bears to each and every pediatric patient undergoing eye surgery at the Institute. Sponsored by friends and donors, the bears help children feel secure during a scary time.(310) 825-4148 Telephone
(310) 794-7781 Fax
100 Stein Plaza
Suite 3-219
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Mary Easton Center Advisory BoardsThis center focuses on enhancing recruitment and retention of minority participants in clinical research at the UCLA Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research.10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90095http://www.eastonad.ucla.edu/
Memory and Aging Research CenterThe UCLA Longevity Center is dedicated to improving quality of life through the alleviation of age-related memory loss.

Their research involves the investigation of normal brain aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease in an effort to accelerate detection and intervention strategies. The Center provides state-of-the-art cognitive and brain scanning assessments, programs for the community such as improving mental performance, a senior scholars program and brain boot camp. They also have opportunities to volunteer for brain imaging and memory research.
Dr. Gary Small; 310-825-0291; gsmall@ucla.edu310-694-0676; longevity@mednet.ucla.edu10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 3119 Los Angeles, CA 90095-6980http://memory.ucla.edu
Men of African American Legacy Empowering Self (MAALES)This project involves the research and testing of the efficacy of an HIV Prevention Intervention for African American men who are not part of the gay community. WIth their formative research being funded and supported by UCLA, the MAALES Project aims to recongize the impact of forces such as racism, homophobia, heterosexism, sexism, and gender expectations on the dynamics within African American communities.
To contact the MAALES Project, please call 310 825-5474 and ask for one of the MAALES staff or e-mail the Lead Principal Investigator: Dr. Harawa at ninaharawa@cdrewu.edu.
Charles Drew University 1731 E. 120th Street Los Angeles, CA  90059http://www.cdrewu.edu/research/Events/MAALES
Mobile Blood Collection and Blood Donor TestingThe goal is to collect blood from community donors for UCLA patients and test every donor for a list of infectious disease markers.Pamela Bumerts, M.T.S.B.B. Manager, Transfusion Medicine RRUCLA-MC B-403 310-267-8102 pbumerts@mednet.ucla.edu308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095http://gotblood.ucla.edu/
Mobile ClinicThe UCLA Mobile Clinic Project brings weekly health care and social services to the homeless and indigent in four locations.

In 1999, the Greater West Hollywood Food & Health Coalition, a volunteer organization that serves food to the homeless and transient population in West Hollywood, reached out to the UCLA School of Public Health, saying their clients were in desperate need of health care. The project has since grown to include students from UCLA's schools of Medicine, Public Health, Law, and Letters and Science to help with medical, social and legal needs.

The Mobile Clinic, launched in 2002, is run by students with oversight from an attending physician. Volunteers record medical histories, provide treatment or referrals, dispense medication and supplies and help clients with social or legal issues. Services range from basic check-ups and disease prevention and education to treatment of cuts, infections, coughs, etc.
Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA
(805)-915-7096 mcpugcoordinator@gmail.com
Mobile Eye ClinicThe Jules Stein Eye Institute seeks to prevent blindness and vision loss through community outreach using the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, which travels throughout Los Angeles' diverse neighborhoods to reach those with the greatest need.

Eye examinations are performed in two specially equipped rooms to determine the need for prescriptive lenses and to rule out the need for further treatment of any eye condition or disease. Visits are made to schools, preschools, free clinics, community centers, and agencies that serve the homeless and low-income families. Vision screenings and eye examinations are also provided at health fairs organized by medical students, undergraduate clubs, governmental offices, schools, non-profit organizations and churches.
Coleman, Anne <Coleman@jsei.ucla.edu> Phone: (310) 825-2195 Email: community@jsei.ucla.edu 100 Stein Plaza Driveway University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024http://community.medschool.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=48
Neurology outreach at Venice Family ClinicAs an affiliate of UCLA, the Neurology outreach at Venice Family Clinic focuses on providing pediatric neurology care for families that otherwise would not have access.Venice Family Clinic
 604 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291 Appointment Line: 310.392.8636  VFCinfo@mednet.ucla.edu 604 Rose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291http://venicefamilyclinic.org/index.php?view=vfc_about&action=clinical_programs
New payment models and delivery system reform to promote the delivery of integrated, value-based care in the context of Medicaid and CHIPThe goal of this project is to guide states in implementing evidence-based interventions and promote innovation to improve the overall efficiency of Medicaid programs. Dr. Katherine Neuhausen 310-794-2904 kneuhausen@mednet.ucla.edu; Dr. Steve Cha, 10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Older American Independence CenterThe UCLA Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) is designed to maintain and restore the independence of older persons. The UCLA Center's theme, "Preventing Disease and Disability in Vulnerable Populations: a Translational Approach" emphasizes research that extends across the full spectrum from T1 to T2 translational research. Within this theme, an important focus of the UCLA OAIC is on developing and understanding interventions that reduce inflammation.David Reuben, MD; dreuben@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-319-4371Lucio Arruda; larruda@mednet.ucla.edu; 310-825-825310945 Le Conte Ave University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024http://www.geronet.ucla.edu/oaic?831a6a7603aca2da33e5c8f97a3f7b84=phswakve
Open Q&A about medications for OCD on Twitter (#OCDChat)Through the use of social media, this project focuses on providing general advice on medications to those in the community who suffer from OCD.Jamie Feusner; 310-206-4951; jfeusner@mednet.ucla.eduInternational OCD Foundation

PO Box 961029, Boston, MA 02196
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OCDchat; http://blog.iocdf.org/
Operation MendUCLA Operation Mend was a program started under UCLA Health to mend the wounds of war. The program provides reconstuctive surgery and specialty medical care to severley injured service members. It focuses on family centered care and provides all services at no cost to the patient or family. The program involves over 320 volunteers in the LA community and is donor funded.Melanie Gideon mgideon@mednet.ucla.edu (310) 267-2110 Mailcode: 738546924 Westwood Blvd, Suite 1040
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Oral Health Institute (OHI)The UCLA Anderson Oral Health Institute's goal is creating and evaluating training programs that will teach Head Start parents how to best manage the dental health needs of their children.110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/programs-and-outreach/uclajohnson-and-johnson-health-care-institute/oral-health
Orthopedic Hospital Research CenterIn 2007, UCLA and the Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery opened up the OHRC to train the next generation of leaders in the field of medicine. This Research Center strives to find new treatments and cures for traumatic and non-traumatic injury to the musculoskeletal system.Anthony A. Scaduto, MD; 424-259-9835; tscaduto@mednet.ucla.edu (213) 742-6509; webfeedback@laoh.ucla.eduOrthopaedic Research Center
615 Charles E. Young Drive, South, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Partnership for Research in Aging
The Los Angeles Community Academic Partnership for Research in Aging (L.A. CAPRA) Center implements programs to help older adults stay active and healthy as long as possible.

The partnership is between the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Charles Drew University, City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and Partners in Care Foundation.

The L.A. CAPRA Center facilitates and implements community-partnered research across Los Angeles, one of the largest and most ethnically diverse urban centers in the United States. The mission is to launch and test innovative programs that will improve the quality of life of lower income older adults. The center collaborates with local leadership at community sites (such as senior centers) to implement these programs.
10945 Le Conte Ave., #2339 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1687http://www.lacapra.med.ucla.edu/
Patient perspective on barriers in diabetes self-management and potential cell phone based solutionsThis project aims to gather information from patients at the UCLA Family Health Center about 1) specific barriers that prevent patients from managing diabetes, 2) what features in a cell-phone program (text-message or smartphone application) are the most helpful in supporting self-management and 3) what existing cell-phone programs may be the most useful to support self-management.Dr. Yoshi Laing 310-206-1707 blaing@mednet.ucla.edu with Dr. Carol Mangione; Dr. Douglas Michelle; Dr. Michelle Bholat10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Peer-Led Smoking CessationThis project focuses on developing a peer-led smoking cessation interventions in community mental health clinics. Using the results collected from a staff and client focus group, they will then train peers and make further improvements on these interventions. To implement a tobacco-free policy, psychiatrists worked with UCLA researchers to conduct the staff and client focus groups referred to above.Ariel Peterson, MPH
apeterson@didihirsch.org ; 310.751.5399
4760 South Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
Photovoice ProjectThe photovoice project is formed through a collaboration with UCLA and nearby community partners who provided cameras to young, Black males in Los Angeles (LA) County to take photographs and discuss factors associated with their transition to manhood. The photovoice process is based on health promotion principles and theory from Paulo Freire’s work on education for critical consciousness, feminist theory, empowerment education, and a community based approach to photography.Nazleen Bharmal 3107940150 nbharmal@mednet.ucla.eduHarbor/UCLA Medical Center

1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502
Pituitary Disorders Support GroupThe UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program is sponsoring a free support group that will meet every other month in the UCLA Medical Plaza. This group is designed to help, support, and educate patients and families faced with managing pituitary conditions.Brittany Sumerel, UCLA Group Coordinator310-825-5874; PituitarySupportGroup@mednet.ucla.edu200 UCLA Medical Plaza, 2nd floor, Room 206http://pituitary.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=76
Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning. Planned Parenthood Los Angeles 400 West 30th Street Los Angeles, CA 90007 P: 213-284-3200 F: 213-284-3350 400 West 30th Street Los Angeles, CA 90007http://plannedparenthood.org
Preschool Vision ScreeningAs an affiiliate of the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, volunteers work together conduct vision screening at various community locations to identify young children who have refractive errors or eye muscle problems. Early detection of these treatable conditions can avoid countless school-age problems. Screenings last approximately two hours and are scheduled year-round.(310) 825-4148 Telephone
(310) 794-7781 Fax
100 Stein Plaza
Suite 3-219
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Prevalence of Hepatitis in Korean immigrants This project focuses on education and raising awareness about the prevalance of hepatitis in Korean immigrants.Bruce Runyon, barunyon@mednet.ucla.edu1223 16th St., #3100, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Prevalence of Kidney Stones in the United StatesThis study aims to describe the current prevalence of stone disease in the United States while identifying factors that are associated with the history of kidney stones through a cross-sectional analysis of responses to the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Dr. Charles Scales 310-206-8183 cscales@mednet.ucla.edu with Drs. Mark Litwin and Chris Saigal 10940 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
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