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Chair's Message: As an investigative discipline, pathology researchers identify the origins of disease and contribute to strategies for its treatment.  As a medical discipline, pathologists engage in patient care as consultants and innovators for biochemical, molecular, and cell biology tests that guide diagnostic and treatment choices. Read more »


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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Alyssa Ziman, M.D., as Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratories for Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, beginning Oct 1, 2015. Dr. Ziman has been the Chief of the Division of Transfusion Medicine since 2010; in this role, she has worked collaboratively with clinical colleagues throughout the medical enterprise to improve transfusion practices and as a leader in the UC-wide blood utilization project. Dr. Ziman has also been instrumental in expanding donor operations on campus with the Ackerman Donor Center and throughout the greater Los Angeles area, implementing a new IT system in transfusion medicine and spearheading educational endeavors in the clinical pathology residency program. Dr. Ziman will be continuing in her role as Chief of Transfusion Medicine in addition to her new responsibilities. Dr. Ziman will be succeeding Dr. Linda Baum, who has recently been appointed as an Associate Dean in the School of Medicine; in Dr. Baum's seven years as Medical Director, she has been involved in many new initiatives, including the opening of the Emergency Dept. satellite lab, the expansion and reorganization of point-of-care testing, the initiation of the Code Blue Lab Response process, the initiation of Clinical Exome testing, and she has been a valued consultant to the Medical Staff for all laboratory issues.

In her new role as Medical Director, Dr. Ziman will focus on continuing and improving our tradition of outstanding patient care in the clinical labs, while optimizing laboratory test utilization. Please join us in thanking Dr. Baum for her tremendous efforts in leading the clinical laboratories, and congratulating Dr. Ziman, supporting her in her new role, and wishing her great success. Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Dorshkind on being named as the Interim Director of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and President of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation. Dr. Dorshkind will be taking over for Dr. Judith Gasson, who has served in these roles since 1995. 
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Congratulations to Dr. Romney Humphries and the entire Clinical MicrobiologyTeam. "Superbugs on Scopes, How UCLA Lab discovered the outbreak" was featured in CAP Today, article starts on page 74. Read more  
  Congratulations to Linda G. Baum, MD, PhD, on her new appointment as Associate Dean for Medical Student Research and Scholarship in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In this role, Dr. Baum will  oversee the Scholarship Selection Committee for Geffen and Leaders of Tomorrow scholarship program, the Short-term Training Program (STTP) and related activities, the concurrent and articulated degree programs, the Dean's Leadership in Health and Science Scholarship Program, and other research and scholarly activities of medical students longitudinally over their tenure in DGSOM. These efforts will be critical to amplifying the efforts to create for the students an environment that strongly encourages exploration of research and scholarly activities, in line with the goal to "create world leaders in health and science."
UCLA Researchers create smartphone-based device that reads medical diagnostic tests quickly and accurately. Read more  
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