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Guillermo Ojeda and Macy Ragole are creating the Mental Health Caucus to provide collaboration and networking opportunities in mental health for graduate students studying social welfare. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Social welfare caucus to connect grad students, mental health experts

This post was updated Oct. 2 at 9:33 p.m. A caucus aimed at helping social welfare graduate students learn about mental health will hold its first meeting Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Guillermo Ojeda and Macy Ragole are creating the Mental Health Caucus to provide collaboration and networking opportunities in mental health for graduate students studying social welfare. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Guillermo Ojeda and Macy Ragole are creating the Mental Health Caucus to provide collaboration and networking opportunities in mental health for graduate students studying social welfare. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Myung Ki Hong, who graduated in 1959, donated $2 million to create two endowed chairs in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Courtesy of Myung Ki Hong)

UCLA alumnus donates $2 million, establishes endowed faculty chairs

A UCLA alumnus donated $2 million to establish two endowed faculty chairs in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The gift from Dr. Myung Ki Hong, who graduated in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, will fund the Dr. Read more...

Photo: Myung Ki Hong, who graduated in 1959, donated $2 million to create two endowed chairs in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Courtesy of Myung Ki Hong)

Myung Ki Hong, who graduated in 1959, donated $2 million to create two endowed chairs in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Courtesy of Myung Ki Hong)


UCLA alumnus Morton La Kretz donated $5 million for renovations and new laboratories in the Botanical Building. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Morton La Kretz donates $5M to Botany Building for renovations

A UCLA alumnus donated $5 million to support the renovation of the UCLA Botany Building to enhance research in plant, conservation and environmental biology. The gift, from Morton La Kretz, a philanthropist and real estate developer, will renovate the building’s entrances and construct a botanical teaching laboratory on the first floor and conservation research laboratories on the third floor. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Morton La Kretz donated $5 million for renovations and new laboratories in the Botanical Building. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA alumnus Morton La Kretz donated $5 million for renovations and new laboratories in the Botanical Building. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The IOP program at UCLA, led by Dr. Lindsey Bergman and Dr. Michelle Rozenman, helps child patients with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA’s Intensive Outpatient Program helps patients overcome severe OCD

One of Lindsey Bergman’s patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder was afraid of black cats because he felt they were associated with bad luck. After participating in research-based therapy at UCLA’s Intensive Outpatient Program, the patient was able to pet a black cat. Read more...

Photo: The IOP program at UCLA, led by Dr. Lindsey Bergman and Dr. Michelle Rozenman, helps child patients with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

The IOP program at UCLA, led by Dr. Lindsey Bergman and Dr. Michelle Rozenman, helps child patients with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

The IOP program at UCLA, led by Dr. Lindsey Bergman and Dr. Michelle Rozenman, helps child patients with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA’s Intensive Outpatient Program helps patients overcome severe OCD

One of Lindsey Bergman’s patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder was afraid of black cats because he felt they were associated with bad luck. After participating in research-based therapy at UCLA’s Intensive Outpatient Program, the patient was able to pet a black cat. Read more...

Photo: The IOP program at UCLA, led by Dr. Lindsey Bergman and Dr. Michelle Rozenman, helps child patients with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

The IOP program at UCLA, led by Dr. Lindsey Bergman and Dr. Michelle Rozenman, helps child patients with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Chancellor Gene Block announced the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, an initiative to change the perception and treatment of mental illness and provide free mental health screenings to incoming freshmen and transfer students. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA to offer free mental health screening services to new students

UCLA will now be offering free mental health screenings to all incoming freshmen and transfer students, Chancellor Gene Block announced Thursday. In a speech at the One Mind Initiative at Work summit, a conference on mental health and wellness, Block said that students who choose to participate in the screenings will be examined for various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. Read more...

Photo: Chancellor Gene Block announced the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, an initiative to change the perception and treatment of mental illness and provide free mental health screenings to incoming freshmen and transfer students. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Chancellor Gene Block announced the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, an initiative to change the perception and treatment of mental illness and provide free mental health screenings to incoming freshmen and transfer students. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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