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2011-08-26 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just months after Dr. Gerald S. Levey began interviewing for the position as head of one of the world's premier academic health centers, Mother Nature rewrote the job description. The 1994 Northridge earthquake damaged UCLA Medical Center beyond repair, and it soon became clear that a significant portion of Levey's mandate would be to oversee the building of a new hospital. "In one fell swoop, the job I thought I was going to have...

2011-08-19 00:02:05

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained by UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, California, to conduct a national search for its new system executive director of quality. The top executive search firm in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith placed more than 300 senior-level healthcare executives into organizations last year. Lenexa, Kan. (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership...

2011-08-11 14:48:00

OKEMOS, Mich., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study, published by the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, demonstrated that sugar-free lollipops containing licorice root extract significantly reduced the bacteria that causes tooth decay, specifically in pre-school children with high-risk of tooth decay. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110811/DE51264 ) The study, funded by the Research and Data Institute of the affiliated companies of Delta Dental of Michigan,...

2011-08-10 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index(TM) (PCI), issued today by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Ceridian Corporation dipped 0.2 percent in July on a seasonally and workday adjusted basis, offsetting some of the relatively strong 1.0 percent gain posted in June. "In July, the U.S. economy remained in 'she loves me, she loves me not' mode," said Ed Leamer, chief PCI economist and director of the UCLA Anderson...

2011-08-04 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles-based medical device company, today provided an update in response to substantial interest and inquiries generated by a National Public Radio (NPR) news story which aired July 27, 2011 on the use of non-invasive Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (TNS) for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. (http://www.npr.org/2011/07/27/138619259/new-device-reduces-seizures-no-surgery-required). Dr. Christopher DeGiorgio, a...

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2011-08-01 08:45:00

Research shows large-scale cooperation may have begun with fear of punishment By Bobbie Mixon, NSF "Cooperation and Punishment" sounds like it could be the title of a hit television program, especially when the bit about stealing cows is added. But instead it's the theoretical basis of new research that looks at how members of early human societies learned to work together in large groups. In a study supported by the National Science Foundation, Sarah Mathew and Robert Boyd, anthropologists...

2011-07-30 00:01:04

Celebrities, kids and coaches will hit the hardwood on August 6th to raise money for Japan. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Play for Japan announces today that it will host a day of basketball festivities on Saturday, August 6, 2011 with all of the proceeds going to help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. "Play for Japan" will be an all-day charity basketball event held at West Los Angeles College beginning at 12:00pm. The day will begin with a coaches...

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2011-07-29 06:10:00

Dawn took this image over Vesta's northern hemisphere after the spacecraft completed its first passage over the dark side of the giant asteroid. It is northern hemisphere winter on Vesta now, so its north pole is in deep shadow. The Dawn science team is working to determine the significance of the distinct features in this image, which include large grooves or ridges extending for great distances around Vesta. This image was taken by Dawn's framing camera on July 23, from a distance of 3,200...

2011-07-22 15:14:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks among the top five American hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey that reviewed patient-outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. The medical center also was rated the best hospital in the western United States for the 22nd consecutive year and the No. 1 hospital in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. "Our purpose is to heal humankind, one...

2011-07-22 08:31:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks among the top five American hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey that reviewed patient-outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. The medical center also was rated the best hospital in the western United States for the 22nd consecutive year and the No. 1 hospital in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. "Our purpose is to heal humankind, one...


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Anna Fisher
2012-09-05 10:20:17

Anna Fisher is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut. She was born Anna Lee Tingle on August 24, 1949 in New York City. She grew up in San Pedro, California and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1967. She went on to attend the University of California Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1971. Fisher remained at UCLA to start graduate school in chemistry, focusing on x-ray crystallographic studies, and received her Doctorate of Medicine in 1976.  The...

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