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Tracking COVID-19 at UCLA2020-2021 Racial Justice Movement


April 29, 2021 3:40 p.m.
Study analyzes pandemic’s effects on colorectal screening for UCLA Health patients

UCLA Health researchers found usage of noninvasive colorectal screening tests increased once elective medical procedures resumed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

UCLA researchers found that patients received fewer colonoscopies and more noninvasive colorectal screening tests after May during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a study published by UCLA researchers, the number of colonoscopies performed in the UCLA Health system during the COVID-19 pandemic fell from about 222 colonoscopies per week to about 11 per week while hospitals ceased elective endoscopies.

By Caroline Sha


April 26, 2021 2:12 p.m.
UC Global Health Day focuses on diversifying health equity conversations

Black and Indigenous panelists emphasized the importance of cultural literacy in public health at a University of California systemwide conference Saturday.
The 11th annual UC Global Health Day focused on the theme of decolonizing global health to advance health equity.

By Victoria Li


April 10, 2021 9:55 a.m.

UCLA researchers examine effect of COVID-19 vaccine among health care workers

UCLA researchers are leading a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded study to investigate the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations among health care workers.
The CDC allocated more than $11 million to four programs conducting studies evaluating the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, including Preventing Emerging Infections Through Vaccine Effectiveness Testing, a study led by researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine.

By Madelynn Mackenzie

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