UCLA students hosted the first-ever UC Asian American Studies Research Colloquium on Friday. (Courtesy of Caroline Sha)
Undergraduate and graduate students aimed to create a community through sharing Asian American and Pacific Islander-related research and creative projects at a University of California systemwide colloquium Friday.
This post was updated May 14 at 8:02 p.m.
As vaccine eligibility increases, the COVID-19 pandemic is slowly coming to a close. Many healthcare workers who have been on the frontlines for more than a year are leaving the pandemic equipped with newfound lessons and knowledge.
According to a recent UCLA study, drug overdose-related deaths have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 9,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses in May 2020 – approximately 58% more than the number a year earlier, according to the study that was released April 15.
Los Angeles County announced Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will extend to include children ages 12 to 15, and eligible children may be able to get vaccinated as early as Thursday.
Two UCLA students called into the International Space Station on Friday to interview Megan McArthur, a UCLA alumna and NASA astronaut, about her current mission and life in space.
UCLA researchers launched a virtual reality app in April to make learning organic chemistry more engaging for undergraduate students.
Introductory organic chemistry courses focus on chemical structures.
UCLA’s medical school received the second-highest funding nationally among academic medical centers in 2020 from the National Institutes of Health.
According to a UCLA Health press release, the David Geffen School of Medicine received around $590 million in grants from the NIH last year.
An ongoing clinical trial at UCLA is investigating the risk of developing an allergic reaction from a COVID-19 vaccine.
The goal of the study is to identify the risk factors for having a systemic allergic reaction – when an allergic reaction spreads from one organ to other areas of the body – from the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, said Maria Garcia-Lloret, a professor of pediatrics, allergy and immunology.
Steven Wallace, UCLA researcher and professor, left his legacy through his work in community advocacy for first-generation students of color, immigrant policy and aging in diverse communities.
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