Found 98 Clubs in "Medical"

  • Undergraduate

    Afya Foundation at UCLA

    The Afya Foundation is an organization that delivers unused medical and humanitarian supplies to health facilities-in-need throughout Africa and Haiti. Since its founding in 2007, Afya has delivered over 26 billion dollars in supplies to 35 different countries. When first establishing a relationship with a new hospital or clinic, we ask that they create a "wish-list" of their most needed supplies and equipment. This ranges from items such as surgical masks and pens to larger medical equipment, including operating tables and ultrasound machines. Upon assessing the needs of each facility, Afya works with US hospitals, corporations, and individuals to gather the supplies and ship them via sea cargo containers to these partners abroad. While our immediate goal is to improve the quality and availability of healthcare in underserved areas, we also reduce the environmental impact in our own country by diverting "waste" from landfills and incineration to people in dire need. Afya at UCLA is an entirely student-run extension of this foundation. In our first year as a brand new group to UCLA in Fall 2014, our aim was to establish a presence on campus as well as throughout the Los Angeles area. Afya is in the throws of establishing a satellite warehouse in LA for hospital donations, and we hope to strengthen this network through reaching out to hospitals, nursing homes, and private medical practices. We also hope to involve the UCLA students and faculty directly by hosting various drives for supplies such as pens and linens.

    • Signatories: Lauren Williams, Sagar Shah, Kira Smith
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 404-702-1976
    • Email: ucla.afya@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Alliance of Jamaican & American Humanitarians Volunteer Services at UCLA

    • Signatories: tiffany luu, kevin wang, alyssa go
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-227-0212
    • Email: theodorekee@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

    The American Medical Student Association, Premedical Chapter at UCLA, is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; actively supplementing premedical education with a broader perspective and understanding of their chosen profession; contributing to the welfare of premedical students; and empowering the physician leaders of tomorrow.

    • Signatories: Jackie Tsao, Kim Dang, Mitch Siwa
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 626-203-1910
    • Email: amsabruins@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    American Medical Women's Association Undergraduate Division

    The group allows a safe, non-competitive forum for pre-health students to network and discuss issues such as medical school pre-requisites, education, and family challenges.We achieve this by promoting service projects that benefit the community, while instilling leadership and awareness, fostering valuable alliances with current medical students and practicing female physicians, offering opportunities to gain insight about women's issues that help aid and commit them to improving women's health, and offering forums that provide the knowledge, insight, and perspective that will further aid women through their progression in health professions.

    • Signatories: Shruti Nanivadekar, Janki Mistry, Jasmine Silva
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 209-765-4305
    • Email: amwaud@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    APA Health C.A.R.E.

    APA Health CARE (Asian Pacific American Health Collaboration, Access, Resource & Education) is a collaborative effort among UCLA undergraduates, public health students, medical students, nurses, and physicians that aims to improve the health and well-being of underserved Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Metropolitan Los Angeles area.

    • Signatories: Ross Mudgway, Zaw Phyo, Richard Liang
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-494-6586
    • Email: apahcatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Armenians for Health Advancement at UCLA

    Many chronic and life threatening preventable health conditions are prevalent in the Armenian community of Los Angeles. Language and financial barriers, along with limited health literacy, often prevent Armenians from receiving the health care and education necessary to effectively manage and improve their health. The mission of the Armenians for Health Advancement at UCLA is to improve the health of our community and bridge the gap these barriers create by providing personalized health education and fostering healthy lifestyle choices. To address the health disparities in the Armenian community, we will implement surveys and questionnaires that will not only help us track the health of individual members but also help us better address the specific needs of the community. In addition to health education, we hope to provide our community members with a better understanding of the services offered by our reformed health insurance system. Overall, the goal of our organization is to provide free health screenings and comprehensive health education on medical conditions that are most pertinent to our Armenian community. By improving the well-being and health literacy of our community and providing additional health care services, we hope to have a lasting effect on the Armenian population of Los Angeles.

    • Signatories: Nina Petrosyan, Rita Bedrossian, Maral Sakayan
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 818-726-1176
    • Email: AHAatUCLA@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Be The Match On Campus at UCLA

    For patients with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other life-threatening diseases, a cure exists – a marrow transplant. We lead the fight to advance the science of transplant, support patients at every step of their journey and empower people to give the greatest gift of all – the gift of life. Be The Match On Campus at UCLA is a student run organization with the goals of raising money to facilitate transplants & research and recruiting young, healthy donors to the registry.

    • Signatories: Taylor Pilg, Bryce Waldman, Jane Liu
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: (800) 507-5427
    • Email: btmocucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative

    Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative is a group of wellness advocates devoted to eliminating health and social disparities within underserved and underprivileged populations by creating spaces of community engagement and providing access to health education for the betterment of the mind, body, and spirit.

    • Signatories: Hanita Dhillon, Harmeet Mann, Niharika Verma
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 559-917-0144
    • Email: ucla@bpshi.com
  • Undergraduate

    Bioethics Brigades

    The purpose of this organization is to gather students interested in biomedical ethics and allow for the discussion of current and controversial topics in this field. The overall goal is to raise awareness about the importance of this field and to leave students more educated about highly important and applicable topics.

    • Signatories: Anastasia Lukianchikov, Kasey Sanseverino, Jack Collora
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 415-810-4792
    • Email: bioethicssoc@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Black Hypertension Project (BHP)

    The Black Hypertension Project (BHP) strives to address the current health disparities being faced by the African American Communities through providing free health-care screenings and health awareness information in the greater Los Angeles area. By providing free blood pressure screenings, BHP strives to educate the community of their conditions and prevent hypertension by providing BMI screenings to help identify and reduce the cases of obesity, which leads to hypertension.

    • Signatories: Sophia Nantongo, Miriam Ifegwu, Nkeiru Nkwocha
    • Advisor: Jake Gildea
    • Phone: 310-794-9601
    • Email: bhpucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Book Club At UCLA

    Book Club is an interactive organization where people who love literature and reading in general can congregate to discuss their interests. Book Club has two branches for now, medical books (usually non-fiction), and fiction novels. We would generally pick a book to read for a period of time to be determined. We also want to connect this to the medical/philanthropic direction by creating projects to benefit the community as well.

    • Signatories: Yana Pashyan, Mariam Zadikyan, Christine Kabayan
    • Advisor: Kris Kaupalolo
    • Phone: 818-669-6429
    • Email: bookclubatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Bruin Allies for Duchenne

    This organization was founded by a group of students inspired by a class taught by Dr. Rachelle Crosbie-Watson on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This is a genetic, progressive muscle wasting disease that affects young boys, about 1 in 3,500! Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease and the life of these young boys is cut extremely short because of it. The purpose of our organization is to broaden public awareness at UCLA and to the general public about this disorder. We seek to support families affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by providing practical and informational resources, and finally we wish to eventually be able to fund research of promising therapies for the treatment of DMD through partner organizations.

  • Undergraduate

    Bruin Beans Health Club

    Bruin Beans Health Club is dedicated to promote the understanding of kidney health and related pathologies, to encourage student involvement and to promote awareness within the Greater Los Angeles Community, to prepare and provide knowledge to student about different careers within the Health community, to provide a network community between undergraduate students, graduates, and medical professionals in addition to assist in health fair events set up by the Department of Nephrology.

    • Signatories: Eileen Joseph, Maha Qubain, John Sinclair
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-948-3434
    • Email: bruinbeans.ucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Bruin Medical Entrepreneurs

    Bruin Medical Entrepreneurs is a student-run network at UCLA. To promote entrepreneurship among UCLA undergraduates interested in healthcare, the organization seeks to provide education, networking, and mentorship in learning more about medical ventures (i.e. products and services). BME aims to expose students to entrepreneurial processes (i.e. funding, identification of needs, patent laws, etc.) and to support healthcare innovation.

  • Undergraduate

    Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer

    Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer (BFPC) is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of "never letting cancer cloud the joy of being a kid." With this mission, we strive to educate the UCLA community about pediatric cancer and to fundraise for pediatric cancer research non-profits such as Alex's Lemonade Stand. BFPC members are an integral part of planning our annual Cranes for Cancer, our signature awareness and fundraising event held each winter. Additionally, we volunteer/participate in events such as Dribble for the Cure, Ronald McDonald House trips, Relay for Life, and L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Stand.

    • Signatories: Alexis Mae Calinawan, Jessica Johnson, Hannah Trost
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 707-631-9301
    • Email: secretary.bfpc@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Bruins for Spiritual Care

    We aim to bring the patients of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center peace and healing through Holy Communion, prayer, and a loving presence. Our goal is to make patients feel loved and cared for in addition to providing support for their loved ones. As volunteers we also seek to strengthen our own growing faiths with every visit.

    • Signatories: Ariana Rodriguez, Lisandra Uribe, Thang Tran
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 909-225-0170
    • Email: ari.r555@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Bruins Public Health Club

    Bruins Public Health Club engages in projects that promote the maintenance and improvement of health for all members of society. It is the organization's objective to provide members with real-world experiences regarding public health studies so that they may use the knowledge, skills, and leadership gained to make a valuable impact in their communities.

  • Undergraduate

    Bruins Without Borders

    1. To promote the understanding of important and controversial issues at on-and off- campus level. 2. To influence the policies affecting our campus and community and providing new and helpful solutions. 3. To encourage students and interested individuals to express their ideas and opinions about their community issues. 4. To promote better understanding of new or different perspectives on dialectical topics. 5. To gather students and interested individuals with different views and backgrounds to discuss subjects in variety of fields such as politic, economic, religion, public health, medicine, lawmaking, etc. 6. To outreach UCLA organizations, chancellor office, administration, and off-campus organizations in order to share our organization’s opinion and ideas on different issues.

    • Signatories: Paya Zadeh, Sadegh Atlasi, Saleh Atlasi
    • Advisor: Kris Kaupalolo
    • Phone: 818-835-3539
    • Email: bwbucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    CampMed@UCLA

    FCN CampMed’s mission is to provide an opportunity for high school students faced with socioeconomic barriers to learn more about healthcare careers and how to pursue a higher education. We are an educational enrichment program that encompasses a unique three-day camp experience and subsequent mentorship program. UCLA students act as camp counselors and long-term mentors for the high school students, providing support for their academic and extracurricular success. Our camp consists of hands-on medical workshops, team building and leadership activities, higher education workshops (applying to college, financial aid, A-G requirements), as well as career panel discussions with healthcare professionals and students. We want to give high school students the opportunity to explore many healthcare careers and to discover their interests in the field through a weekend camp event in Griffith Park.

    • Signatories: Alexandra Fekete, Minji Kim, Rebecca Yang
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 562-299-3803
    • Email: fcncampmed@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine

    Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine is a pre-health organization committed to improving the quality of health care in underserved communities. CCM does this by first hand exposure to the communities in need. In addition, CCM is aimed at providing assistance and motivation for students to pursue a profession in the health field.

    • Signatories: Mayra Lopez, Heidi Bautista, Daniel Canales
    • Advisor: Carissa Requejo
    • Phone: 714-795-1621
    • Email: ccm.internal@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Clinical and Translational Science Institute-Research Associate Program

    The CTSI (Clinical Translational Science Institution) Research Associates Program (RAP) is a pilot program that provides undergraduates exposure to hospital based medicine as well as clinical research. As a research associate, RAP members play a key role in the implementation and maintenance of research protocols in their respective study locations (e.g. the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), under Pulmonary and Critical Care Physicians at RRH). We are given the opportunity to make rounds with the medical team, observe common procedures, and experience didactic teaching sessions during the course of the research day. As a result, the aim is to become comfortable with the workings of a hospital and gain skills in professionalism, patient communication, and research methodology. This program was established by Dr. Elizabeth Turner (critical care, pulmonary disease) in association with the Clinical and Translational Science Institution (CTSI). Currently CTSI-RAP and the clinical research training is led by Dr. Laurie Shaker-Irwin (CTSI advisor). Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CTSIRAP

  • Undergraduate

    Collaboration in Undergraduate Research Enrichment at UCLA

    CURE at UCLA aims to expose, interest, and prepare undergraduate students for an optimized and exciting research experience. Interactive symposiums led by research faculty and weekly programs will introduce students to the latest developments in research throughout the world, and will provide opportunities for undergraduates to discover their scientific interests. One-on-one peer research mentoring and group research mentoring sessions are offered several times throughout a quarter to help undergraduates find a lab suited to their interests and academic goals. Career development workshops are also held on a quarterly basis to introduce and breakdown scientific and health-oriented career options. For those with extensive research experience, journal clubs and research presentation workshops are held, and an annual science fair provides opportunities for students to practice presenting in front of large, live audiences, and learn about the ground-breaking work conducted by fellow undergraduates. Lastly, CURE at UCLA also hosts several social events to help build the undergraduate scientific community together.

    • Signatories: Stephanie Lee, Rohan Kapre, Andrea Castro
    • Advisor: Orlando Luna
    • Phone: (858) 736-6778
    • Email: cureatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Community Medicine in Koreatown

    Community Medicine in Koreatown (CMK) at UCLA strives to facilitate health care and healthcare access to the people of Koreatown and greater Los Angeles. We seek to serve the low-income immigrant populations by providing individual-oriented healthcare services that are culturally, financially, and linguistically appropriate for each patient through health fairs and screenings. Furthermore, the organization aims to educate its participants in healthcare issues and skills to help them mature into becoming future leaders of healthcare.

    • Signatories: SoHyun Lee, Ewha Hong, Jin Hyeuk Choi
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-413-9431
    • Email: cmkucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Comparative Healthcare International Program at UCLA

    Comparative Healthcare International Program provides UCLA students an opportunity to explore healthcare systems of various countries through discussions, reading groups, presentations, seminars, and even summer trips abroad. The organization aims to inspire provisional healthcare professionals with a vision of improving current healthcare systems.

    • Signatories: HsinYun Ho, Jessica Hsueh, Caroline Lee
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-948-5857
    • Email: chip.ucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Chapter of the American Medical Association

    Our chapter serves to educate peers on health policy, advocate for legislative changes that benefit the medical profession, and conduct service projects for the local community. We represent the AMA at large, but our views and opinions are independent of the AMA.

    • Signatories: LeeAnn Li, Allen Rodriguez, Ryan Alano
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-206-8029
    • Email: dgsomama1@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Delta Epsilon Mu, Chi Chapter at UCLA

    The Pre-Health Professionals Club at UCLA exists to provide an informative, educational, and social setting for all students either pursuing or interested in the health fields.

    • Signatories: Janice Trang, Miranda Phan, Hillary Tran
    • Advisor: Kris Kaupalolo
    • Phone: 626-278-5674
    • Email: demuclapresident@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    DiaBeaters at UCLA

    DiaBeaters at UCLA are dedicated to fighting diabetes by promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle. We will educate people on both types of diabetes, while focusing on what can be done to prevent the growth of type 2 diabetes. We will also highlight and raise money for on-going diabetes research at UCLA. Not only is it important to raise money for research, so we will continuously update the community on current diabetes discoveries and programs at UCLA and reveal how it impacts daily life.

    • Signatories: Megan Cory, Kevin Cory, Molly Spater
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 213-760-0131
    • Email: diabeatersucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Discovering Dialysis

    We are a nonprofit organization that strives to provide dialysis equipment to clinics in third world countries.

  • Undergraduate

    Doctors At Reach

    We are a branch of a new non-profit organization that is taking a preventative approach to educating young children of the importance of health and the consequences of its neglect. Our approach is to use our unique lesson plan of interesting and frightening facts to both engage our audience and to help them reflect about their own lifestyle choices. As part of a classroom exhibit, we provide multiple activities for learning, mini quizzes for prizes, as well as a live Q&A session with a healthcare professional via teleconferencing. It is our belief that positive health habits must be promoted early in life as bad habits become significantly more difficult to break later on. Our ultimate goal is to help improve lives by the power of knowledge.

    • Signatories: Siamak Khakshoor Kohan, Aaron Masjedi, Kevin Cohenmehr
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-775-7494
    • Email: skhakshoorkohan@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Emergency Medicine Research Associates

    To promote the improvement of emergency medicine through conducting clinical research intended to contribute scientific knowledge to the medical community, improve patient care, and bolster physicians’ effectiveness in the emergency department.

    • Signatories: Amanda Anderson, Gary Schmorgan, Matt Basinger
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-267-8439
    • Email: uclaemrastaff@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

    IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the world's largest international society of biomedical engineers. EMBS provides its members with access to the people, mentors, practices, information, ideas and opinions that are shaping one of the fastest growing fields in science. The members of this UCLA branch of EMBS strive to learn how to use their knowledge and creativity to take on the challenges of improving and advancing biotechnology and medicine.

    • Signatories: Alborz Feizi, Amirhossein Kaboodrangi, Hamed Nilchi
    • Advisor: Orlando Luna
    • Phone: 252-679-1001
    • Email: embsatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    FACE AIDS at UCLA

    FACE AIDS is a group of young leaders dedicated to social justice and global health equity, and provides socio-economic support to HIV-affected individuals living in impoverished communities. Since 2005, FACE AIDS has raised over $2.3 million for an internationally acclaimed NGO called Partners in Health in Rwanda. Campus chapters across the U.S. work on their campuses and in their communities to raise funds and awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS, advocate to policymakers for significant actions, and organize and educate peers and communities.

    • Signatories: Monica Mathur, Ariana Rodriguez, Matt Marquez
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 818-645-8227
    • Email: bruinpihengage@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Fellowship for International Service and Health (FISH)

    To unite students wishing to serve others by promoting healthy lifestyles in developing countries. For undergraduate students from various disciplines to gain medical and international volunteer experience by assisting those in need of healthcare and other life necessities.

  • Undergraduate

    Flying Samaritans at UCLA, The

    The purpose of this organization is to provide free health care and health education to an underserved population in Mexico through running a monthly medical clinic.

  • Undergraduate

    Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children @ UCLA

    FIMRC @ UCLA is focused on education and volunteer opportunities that will help to provide access to medical care for the milliions of underprivileged and medically underserved children around the world.

    • Signatories: Allyson Stephens, Nicole Tom, My Huynh
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 225-205-7749
    • Email: ucla.fimrc@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Free Minds United at UCLA

    We are a coalition of students at UCLA that works together to bring awareness to issues surrounding mental illness and its stigmatization and provide active support for those suffering. As advocates for open dialogue and understanding, we coordinate fundraisers and events that shine a light on topics like suicide prevention and emotional well-being, and as a community, we provide a safe, welcoming environment for students to share their experiences, feelings, and thoughts about mental illness. Our members are trained to become active peer therapists who can recognize symptoms of emotional and mental distress in others and give them the tools to cope with their issues.

  • Undergraduate

    Global Medical Brigades at UCLA

    We are a volunteer organization focused upon bringing relief to Honduran, Ghanaian, Nicaraguan, and Panamanian villages who have been designated as being in need of medical aid. We will travel to Honduras, Ghana, Panama for 2 one week trips per year with medicine and doctors to provide basic outpatient assessment and treatment for local villagers as well as to give free referrals to a doctor in the respective capital cities for those patients whose ailments are beyond our scope of treatment. www.globalbrigades.org

  • Undergraduate

    Global Medical Missions Alliance at UCLA

    -Leaving a positive and profound impact for Christ by guiding and equipping students with training and networking opportunities so they may serve as effective healers and ministers of Christ’s love. -Fostering a unique community and fellowship among peers and mentors committed to medical mission and healing ministry. -Being the next generation of healthcare professionals “poured out as a drink offering” for the Gospel.

    • Signatories: Allison Lee, Kevin Yu, Sungho Hong
    • Advisor: Kris Kaupalolo
    • Phone: 818-279-5578
    • Email: uclagmma@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Global Medical Training at UCLA

    The purpose of GMT is to offer pre-health students an educationally enriching opportunity of gaining first-hand medical and dental experience, while providing free humanitarian health care services in developing communities of Central America and the Dominican Republic. We aim to promulgate the name of GMT on campus and unite all students interested in dedicating their time and effort in preparing for one of our international service trips. Additionally, students gain first hand experience with developing clinical skills and direct patient contact.

    • Signatories: Shaghauyegh Azar, Jennifer Bergsma, Tate Salazar
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 949-338-3638
    • Email: gmtatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Graduate Student Nursing Association

    MISSION To create opportunities of learning, service and sociality, and serve as a resource of advocacy and communication between students, administration and community. VISION To enrich the overall academic, social and service experience of the UCLA School of Nursing Graduate Students. MEMBERSHIP Your status as a graduate nursing student at the UCLA School of Nursing automatically entitles you to membership in GSNA - therefore there are no membership dues. Because of this, we encourage you to support GSNA by participating in our fundraisers, the proceeds of which directly benefit the graduate nursing student body through GSNA events. Members are eligible to participate in all GSNA events, activities and service opportunities.

    • Signatories: Panicha Kittipha, Jessica Salamat, Jocelyn Lee
    • Advisor: Orlando Luna
    • Phone: 909-263-0099
    • Email: uclagsnainfo@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Happy Feet Clinic

    How to help L.A.’s homeless? One foot at a time. Without homes or any mode of transportation, hundreds of homeless people walk an average of 13 miles a day. Some walk for days, weeks, or months without having access to basic necessities such as clean water or properly fitted shoes. Many even refuse to air out their feet, conducive of many foot problems, afraid that their shoes might get stolen. As we, Happy Feet Clinic, provide those basic necessities and more, we are blessed with a powerfully humbling experience. At shelters around Los Angeles, including the Union Rescue Mission in downtown L.A., the Ocean Park Community Center in Santa Monica, the New Image Emergency Shelter in South LA, and PATH in Westwood, we treat hundreds of homeless people to a soothing foot wash in a tub of warm, soapy water. Next, we work side by side with podiatrists as they administer foot exams for the homeless community. Throughout the process, we interact with a variety of people in need of help and most importantly become aware of the large prominence of under-served communities and their critical need for assistance. For many students, it is hard to grasp how prominent this population is in a thriving country as America. At first, students squirm at the thought of washing feet (especially those that may need much more care than our own). As soon as the event comes to an end however, many are instilled with the feeling to return again and again. The power to help someone who has lost family, work, and shelter and put a smile on their face is an amazing feeling. This is what makes our organization unique. Any student with an interest in reaching out to under-served communities is invited to join.

    • Signatories: Connie Au, Margaret Huang, Kim Nguyen
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 949-335-2887
    • Email: happyfeetclinic@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Health Care Symposium

    The Health Care Symposium is an annual conference organized by students at the David Geffen School of Medicine about the most pressing subjects facing the future of health care. The conference is organized by medical students for their fellow students, the greater UCLA community and the general public.

    • Signatories: Nora Badiner, Christina Chung, Megan McConnell
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 415-342-2322
    • Email: ucla.hcs@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Health Outreach and Pre-Medical Experience at UCLA

    The 'Health Outreach and Pre-Medical Experience at UCLA' (HOPE at UCLA) is a program devoted to helping pre-health students gain valuable hands-on experience in the medical, dental, and public health fields. Our members are required to devote several hours per week assisting healthcare professionals in providing medical services to low-income patients, at understaffed clinics throughout the Los Angeles and Santa Monica area. If you are interested in joining us, please visit our website at www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/uclahope for more information about how to apply.

    • Signatories: Grant Oshita, Hanning Xing, Grace Hwang
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 661-808-3212
    • Email: hopeatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Humanity First Student Organization

    What We Do... Humanity First's mission is to relieve suffering caused by natural disasters or human conflict, promote peace and understanding, and strengthen people's capacity to help themselves. Most of Humanity First's humanitarian projects fall under one of the following two categories; human development and disaster relief.

  • Undergraduate

    Lavender Health Alliance

    The Lavender Health Alliance at UCLA serves to promote the understanding of LGBT concerns in health care and higher education, while also building a community amongst the UCLA allies and LGBT undergraduate students with each other and UCLA graduate students (in the sciences) through mentorship. This organization serves to also provide volunteer opportunities for members in LGBT-related, Los Angeles areas to raise awareness about LGBT social concerns in, and give back to, our community.

  • Undergraduate

    Maternity Nursing Interest Club at UCLA

    To promote and advocate for the health of the maternity population through community outreach and education for nursing students interested in prenatal, labor & delivery, and postpartum nursing in order to better the lives of newborns and their families.

    • Signatories: Allyson Harris, Margot Hesel, Jocelyn Lee
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 818-489-9404
    • Email: mnic.ucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Measuring to Achieve Patient Safety at the University of California, Los Angeles

    After proper training, volunteers will shadow doctors, nurses, care partners and other health professions to make safety observations in multiple units of the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

    • Signatories: Hanning Xing, Archana Reddy, Melinda Ng
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 310-267-9676
    • Email: uclamaps@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Medical Experience through Service in Healthcare

    The purpose of Medical Experience through Service in Healthcare is to act as a bridge between understaffed free health clinics and UCLA students interested in volunteering for their community, to encourage student involvement in health-related service activities within the local community, and to promote awareness of the low-income communities and their healthcare needs in the Los Angeles area.

    • Signatories: Benjamin Shea, Mark Baniqued, Michelle Su
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-717-7704
    • Email: meshatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Medical Friends at UCLA

    Medical Friends is UCLA's first mentorship program catered exclusively to pre health students. Our program pairs up experienced upperclassmen pre health mentors with underclassmen who indicate a pre health interest. In addition to mentorship, we hold weekly interactive workshops meant to educate prehealth students on various topics including but not limited to finding a research lab, pursuing volunteer opportunities, picking the path of medicine that suits you, etc. We also invite speakers from different concentrations (M.D., PhD., D.O., nursing, etc) to talk about their experiences and answer questions from students who are interested in these fields. The aim of our club is to end the image of cutthroat competition among pre health students and replace it with one of camaraderie that allows students to have a successful premed experience.

  • Undergraduate

    Medical Literature Society

    We are an online news platform seeking to create a centralized source for all information that pertains to pre-health students. Additionally, we want to empower the pre-health community by creating a forum for discussion on issues and news within the medical field; while at the same time, we want students to cultivate a passion for a professional career in medicine by thinking critically about the subtle nuances of a medical career and what it takes for students like us to enter it.

  • Undergraduate

    Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach at UCLA

    Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach is a non-profit, humanitarian student organization at UCLA. We are a group of student volunteers and medical professionals offering aid in Vietnam both financially and physically through medical missions and visits to schools. Every year, we raise money and medical supplies to send back to Vietnam. Of the group of volunteers, students from UCI, UCLA, and UCSD have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam to witness the beautiful impact our help provides. M.E.M.O.’s primary goal is to provide medical care and educational opportunities to the impoverished villagers in Vietnam. By supplying the villagers with the fundamental needs (health and education) deprived of them by poverty, M.E.M.O. hopes to give them a foundation in which they can raise themselves out of their current living conditions. M.E.M.O. also aims to spread awareness of the abject poverty seen in third world countries to the younger generation in the U.S. to propagate the notion of social responsibility into a brighter future.

    • Signatories: Michael Huynh, Yvonne Bui, Mimi Nguyen
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 714-557-2906
    • Email: memoatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Medication Assistance Program

    The Medication Assistance Program (MAP) is composed of UCLA students who are passionate about serving their community. MAP members serve as patient advocates at Koryo Health Foundation in Koreatown. They assist non-English speaking and low income patients apply for Patient Assistance Programs (PAP) so they can receive free or discounted medication.

    • Signatories: Denise Jimenez, Valeria De Rueda, John Lim
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 213-380-2969
    • Email: koryomap@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    MEDLIFE at UCLA

    Want a hands-on medical experience? Want to bring health care to the people who need it most? Want a once in a lifetime experience? Travel to Tanzania. India, Ecuador, Panama, or Peru with fellow UCLA students, medical students, and health professionals while learning about medicine, public health, dentistry, pharmacy, and health education! Pre-med, pre-pharm, pre-dent students can get hands on experience in the field, and ALL majors interested in international health initiatives are welcome!!!

    • Signatories: Ilana Greenberg, Tara Samiee, Monica Ho
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-487-5757
    • Email: uclamedlife@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Mental Health Initiative

    Approximately 5.4% of the US population suffers from severe mental illness, a broad category of disorders ranging from depression to ADHD. In the Los Angeles County, minorities make up the biggest portion of the population affected by depression, and many more remain undiagnosed due to cultural stigma. Mental Health Initiative seeks to remove this stigma and offer support to at-risk populations through education, community service, and licensed provider referrals. Unlike other organizations that focus on campus events, we go directly to high schools, community colleges, libraries, nursing homes, and health fairs to educate the public about mental wellness. We provide workshops for members who seek to improve their own mental health. We also make connections with UCLA psychologists to extend counseling to underserved communities. In doing so, we aim to promote wellness throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Mental health should not be second to physical health. Take the initiative for mental health awareness by joining Mental Health Initiative.

    • Signatories: Heaveen Ahdi, Blair Averett, Kaylin Fitzgerald
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 818-923-8649
    • Email: mentalhealthucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Mind Body Nutrition: Students for Integrative and Preventative Medicine

    Mind-Body Nutrition: Students for Integrative and Preventive Medicine (Mind Body Nutrition or MBN for short) is a non-profit student organization that aims to educate the general student populace about nutrition, health, and the food industry through professional and peer networks. MBN seeks to improve the food choices made by its members and our relationship with food, as well as create and foster a supportive network of like-minded, health-conscious individuals. MBN aims to promote health, nutrition, and wellness at UCLA and in the community by engaging in healing as a holistic approach: mentally (mind), physically (body) and dietary (nutrition).

    • Signatories: Sydney Dong, Ryan Wi, Peter Yang
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 858-397-8495
    • Email: uclambn@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

    Minority Association of Pre-Health Students will help create the pathway for underrepresented students striving to become future health professionals by providing knowledge, skills and experience essential for undergoing professional health careers. MAPS seeks to improve enrollment of minority students into professional health/medical related programs by means of career planning and expanding their health related career options. MAPS educates students on health disparities by raising awareness of issues that underrepresented communities face meanwhile encouraging them to become future culturally conscious physicians.

    • Signatories: Genesis Cardenas, Pricela Garcia, Daisy Simental
    • Advisor: Jake Gildea
    • Phone: 323-915-5854
    • Email: mapsorg.leadership@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA

    To provide health care and social services to the homeless and medically underserved populations in West Hollywood and Santa Monica. To educate volunteers (undergraduate, medical, public health, and law students) about health care and social issues facing the homeless population through service learning.

  • Undergraduate

    Morning Sign Out at UCLA

    The purpose and goal of this organization is to bridge the gap between science and the general public while establishing communal values. MSO at UCI aims to contribute to the greater MSO organization.

  • Undergraduate

    Oncology Student Interest Group

    The OncIG is a student-run interest group whose mission is to expose first and second year medical students to the oncological medical specialties and provide them with opportunities to engage in discussion and activities related to oncology. To fulfill this mission, OncIG organizes events in the following areas: 1. Career Exploration: we seek to introduce students to the fields of surgical, medical, and radiation oncology and the paths towards these careers. 2. Clinical Experience Opportunities: we seek to provide students with the opportunity to see how oncology is practiced through shadowing and mentorship. 3. Research: we seek to engage students in discussion and innovation in the field of oncology through research-oriented talks as well as providing research opportunities. 4. Community Involvement: we seek to engage with the community through service opportunities

    • Signatories: Sarah Jensen, Matthew Hung, Anju Goyal
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 508-498-4309
    • Email: dgsomoncig@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Operation Mend Undergraduate Association

    Operation Mend is a unique partnership between UCLA Health, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and the VA Healthcare System. It was established in 2007 to help treat U.S. military personnel wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its mission is to partner with the United States Military to jointly heal the wounds of war by delivering leading-edge patient care, research, and education and using the best medicine and technology available. Operation Mend values treating every patient with compassion, respect, and exemplary service while recognizing that every patient and family has different needs and challenges. In support of the parent organization, Operation Mend Undergraduate Association is a network of students working to bridge the gap between our nation’s heroes and the community. Through leadership, service, and education, we strive to spread awareness on veteran issues and remind our wounded warriors that their sacrifices are not in vain or forgotten.

    • Signatories: Eileen Lee, Mark Hsu, Sherry Shang
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 626-6891994
    • Email: operationmendua@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Operation Smile Student Club at UCLA

    Operation Smile is a private, non-profit organization that provides facial reconstructive surgery; more explicitly, children's cleft lip and cleft palate repair, in developing countries. The purpose for our chapter at UCLA is to increase the awareness of international medical needs throughout campus and the local communities. Our chapter provides opportunities for students from all academic fields to participate in various service projects to help raise funds for Operation Smile’s ambition of bringing a smile into the lives of children around the world.

    • Signatories: Jasmine Flake, Maha Qubain, Matt Wasilewski
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: (650)492-0098
    • Email: jasmineflake@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pacific Islanders for H.E.A.L.T.H.

    Pacific Islander’s for H.E.A.L.T.H. aims to address the current health disparities faced by the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities in the greater Los Angeles area. These health disparities arise from an array of social determinants, which Pacific Islanders for H.E.A.L.T.H. will address through a holistic approach.

    • Signatories: Siotame Lasitani, Berenice Abarca, Letonu Tenari
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 310-206-9812
    • Email: pis4health@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    PANGAEA

    The goal of PANGAEA is to help address global health and educational disparities by means of international collaborative efforts to strengthen the foundation and overall progress in preexisting school and health systems set by nonprofit organizations in developing countries. It seeks to evaluate the current conditions of the existing system that is geared toward improving the quality and access of health and education, and then develops and proposes a new component to this system that can further enrich its components by granting students’ access to broader and more diverse forms of formal education that may inspire and cultivate each student’s individual interests and ambitions while also aiding in improving their basic healthcare. This new component will be designed to be maintainable within the existing program. Once this new system has been established, efforts will be made to promote continuous collaboration and communication among the separate nonprofit organizations to form a network that may benefit the goals of each nonprofit organization. After completion, PANGAEA will begin a new project in another developing country that, fundamentally, will maintain the same goal but will be tailored to the specific needs of the region.

    • Signatories: Vito Iaia, Taylor Brown, Vince Migagi
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 559-906-0548
    • Email: pangaea@ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    PASHA (Persian American Society for Health Advancement)

    The purpose of PASHA shall be to fulfill the following 3 goals: (1) to provide outreach through educational programs, local clinics, and health awareness campaigns; (2) to provide education enrichment programs and mentoring opportunities for undergraduate students interested in the health sciences professions; and (3) to provide a forum of communication for pre medical, pre dental, pre pharmacy, and other health science pre professionals.

    • Signatories: Ferin Yazdani, Amir Dailamy, Meelod Daneshvar
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 408-219-6076
    • Email: info@pasha4health.org
  • Undergraduate

    Pediatric Interest Club @ UCLA

    To promote and advocate for the health of the pediatric population through community outreach and education for students interested in pediatric nursing in order to better the lives of children and their families.

    • Signatories: Ashley Louie, Nancy Fieros Aguirre, Haley Thompson
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 415-706-5101
    • Email: ashley.louie@ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    Pediatrics Hematology/ Oncology Student Group

    The purpose of this club is to be a representative for Mattel Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Division on the UCLA campus. We aim to be a concierge service to new patients, organize events for the Hem/Onc patients and families, and provide physician shadowing opportunities for members.

    • Signatories: Kyle De Guzman, Chelsey Lin, Justine Ku
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 949-292-4660
    • Email: uclapho@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Phi Delta Epsilon - International Medical Fraternity

    Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a life-long commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics. Our Motto: "Facta Non Verba ... Deeds Not Words".

    • Signatories: Earl Torres, Brian Tsang, Miles Reyes
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 909-730-4832
    • Email: president.phide@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pre-Health Outreach for Undergraduate Diversity at UCLA

    PrOUD at UCLA is an organization that aspires to connect students of different cultural backgrounds, economic statuses, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, and all other diversifying characteristics through a joint effort to educate younger generations about pursuing careers in public health. Together we will mentor students ranging from elementary school to high school about the necessary steps towards becoming public health professionals. Our goal is to motivate youth today to look past limiting factors such as race or economic status and push towards achieving their goals to work as a health professional. In guiding these children, members of PrOUD will also be able to develop leadership skills through public speaking, presentation preparation, and pre-health education. We always keep in mind that no matter where we came from or what we believe in, we all have a passion to help others. So be PrOUD of who you are!

    • Signatories: Jessica Fukushima, Lee Pham, Sojeong Jun
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 818-317-7756
    • Email: proudatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pre-Medical Peer Association

    Our club's mission is to unify pre-medical students by promoting a forum for discussion and to offer a wealth of diverse pre-med opportunities (through internships, research, clinical experience). We provide preparatory tools for the interview and application processes and present a diverse spectrum of opportunites for pre-med/pre-health students by inviting knowledgeable guest speakers and providing preparatory tools for the interview and application process.

    • Signatories: Cinduja Nathan, Joe Kim, Josh So
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 626-722-2478
    • Email: premedpa@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pre-medical Undergraduate Learning through Shadowing Experience

    UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Hospital is a teaching institute that has long been regarded as the “Best in the West.” PULSE at UCLA aims to collaborate with the Ronald Reagan Hospital to offer undergraduates the unique experience of specialty exposure and promote community health and wellbeing to better prepare them for the field of medicine.

    • Signatories: Elliott Cheung, Melanie Choi, Richard Catabona
    • Advisor: Kris Kaupalolo
    • Phone: 626-548-1986
    • Email: pulseucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pre-Optometry Society at UCLA

    We are dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting Pre-Optometry students. We offer information about optometry schools, contacts in the profession of optometry, helpful hints and insights about the application and interview process, and a chance to network with future optometrists.

    • Signatories: Celesti Hao, Lorraine Cheng, Katherine Xie
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 510677-7262
    • Email: uclapreopt@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pre-Pharmacy Society at UCLA

    The Pre-Pharmacy Society at UCLA is a student-run organization whose primary mission is to serve undergraduate students pursuing pharmacy-related careers. Through various speakers, field trips, peer mentorship, and informational meetings, we strive to keep our members informed on issues that concern them as future healthcare practitioners. Furthermore, we make every effort to develop UCLA’s students into future leaders in the field of pharmacy.

    • Signatories: Ricky Yin, Thuy Nguyen, Devin Hu
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 555-555-5555
    • Email: uclaprepharm@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pre-Physician Assistant Club

    The purpose of the Pre-Physician Assistant Club will be to familiarize students with the Physician Assistant profession and the admission process through seminars, guest speakers, and community service opportunities. The ultimate goal of this club will be to prepare students to enter PA school.

    • Signatories: Stacey Jung, Karen Fields, Jung Min Lee
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 562-682-2344
    • Email: uclaprepa@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pre-Veterinary Society

    We are the Pre-Veterinary Society at UCLA. We encourage anybody pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or any type of animal science to join! We have biweekly meetings throughout the quarter, featuring admissions officers, veterinarians and other guest speakers; trips to veterinary schools, aquariums, and zoos; and various volunteer opportunities. For the most current information, find us on Facebook under "Pre-Veterinary Society at UCLA" or go to http://uclaprevetsociety.wix.com/uclaprevet

    • Signatories: Kelly Chen, Molly Lieske, Ashley Tang
    • Advisor: Orlando Luna
    • Phone: 714-310-5531
    • Email: k.chen.asb@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Project Brainstorm

    Project Brainstorm brings real human brains and hands-on neuroscience presentations to predominantly low income (Title 1) schools in Los Angeles. Led by graduate students through UCLA's Brain Research Institute (BRI), we train undergraduate students in science lesson planning and organize classroom visits to elementary, middle, and high schools in winter and spring quarters. Project Brainstorm also leads Brain Awareness Week, which has gained a strong reputation throughout LAUSD and hosts over 300 K-12 students from diverse backgrounds each year. During Brain Awareness Week, we bring 60 students to UCLA each day for a fun-filled day of brain activities, tours of real working neuroscience labs, campus tours, and a career panel.

    • Signatories: Nicholas Hardy, Courtney Yaeger, Karen Cheng
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-825-5061
    • Email: brainstorm@ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    Project Concern International at UCLA

    Project Concern International (PCI) is an international development and health organization based in San Diego, California. PCI's mission is to prevent disease, improve community health, and promote sustainable development worldwide. Its focuses include women's empowerment, poverty solutions, hunger and malnutrition, water solutions, disease prevention, disaster relief, human rights and gender rights, and family health. Project Concern International at UCLA will generate funds for PCI, increase student and community awareness of the global issues Project Concern International addresses, and promote the social, academic, and career advancement of club members.

    • Signatories: Tori Kutzner, Ana Heatherman, Lynne Liu
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 760-716-8053
    • Email: pciglobal.ucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Project RISHI

    Our group focuses on catalyzing development in India, by forging partnerships with rural communities in need. Students of the group will be responsible for researching and implementing health-care and social policies in these regions that directly addresses the needs of these communities in a sustainable manner.

    • Signatories: Archana Reddy, Ravi Menghani, Rohan Luhar
    • Advisor: Jake Gildea
    • Phone: 323-712-2687
    • Email: projectrishiucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Project Sunshine Chapter at UCLA

    The Project Sunshine Chapter at UCLA aims to deliver the same dynamism Project Sunshine empowers at a national level to UCLA's very own Mattel Children's Hospital. Our volunteers will relieve the anxiety of the young patients and in a context of fun and play, fostering in them the courage and coping skills necessary to confront procedures that lie ahead. Volunteers spread sunshine, restoring a crucial sense of normalcy to the pediatric healthcare environment. Our goal is to provide free educational, recreational, and social programs to children facing medical challenges and their families.

  • Undergraduate

    Public-Health Initiative: Leaders of Tomorrow

    PILOT is a public health Pre-Professional Organization at UCLA. We are a career oriented organization that prepares members for graduate schools and future jobs in the public health and health administration fields. We hold networking nights, workshops/seminars and provide members with resources, insider information and research/internship opportunities while working closely with UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health.

    • Signatories: Asit Dave, Richard Liang, Gabrielle Wei
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 408-482-4898
    • Email: pilot.ucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Research Education Neurodegeneration Offering Understanding and Solutions

    The purpose of RE|NOUS at UCLA is threefold: to assist in clinical research regarding cures for neurodegenerative diseases, to equip people in local communities with information that can help them deal with neurodegenerative conditions, and to equip UCLA students to contribute to these causes.

    • Signatories: Jasmine Toor, Jackie Tsao, Kevin Wang
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 760-484-8484
    • Email: renous.ucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Saving Hearts Foundation

    Saving Hearts Foundation provides free heart screenings to teens to help identify cardiac anomalies that may lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

    • Signatories: Sameer Jafri, Aneeq Malik, Mehwish Khan
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 858-822-9363
    • Email: sameerjafri44@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    SCOPE: Students for Community Outreach, Promotion and Education

    SCOPE empowers the greater Los Angeles community through meaningful service that minimizes disparities in education and healthcare.

    • Signatories: Shahe Dishakjian, Maggie Renteria, Vi Nguyen
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-312-9075
    • Email: scope@ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    Shot@Life at UCLA

    Through our UCLA campus chapter, we seek to support the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life campaign, an organization dedicated to providing necessary vaccinations for children in developing countries. Every member of Shot@Life at UCLA will become a Shot@Life Champion and part of the national network. The roles of a Champion are to advocate, fundraise, and raise awareness about the Shot@Life campaign. Half of our organization’s time will be spent on putting on large-scale events on campus. We have been working on a 5k, which will occur in early Fall 2013. We are also planning a JailBreak event during late Winter/Spring quarter. Jailbreak is a competition where teams start in a designated area and try to travel as far as possible in 36 hours without spending any money. Teams starting in England have traveled as far as Australia, Singapore, and Argentina, and raised over $20,000 collectively! These sort of large scale events are our best opportunity to fundraise and publicize our message. We need a group of dedicated champions in order to be able to pull these off. The other half will be an open forum where you can present any project ideas you may have and recruit others to help. Since the nature of fundraising and advocacy is creative and demands freedom in implementation, we want you to be semi-autonomous and have the option to run your own events your way. This will also be a space where you can fine tune the details of your project and be able to tap into other Champions' networks. Shot@Life at UCLA aims to allow your creativity and passion run free while still having the advantages of a large support group and pool of resources.

    • Signatories: Michelle Bina, Erfan Faridmoayer, Karen Singh
    • Advisor: Kris Kaupalolo
    • Phone: 760-390-4200
    • Email: shotatlife.atucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Smile Train at UCLA

    We are an organization that raises awareness for children with cleft lip and palate. Smile Train is an international charity that raises money to fund surgical procedures for children in developing countries suffering from these conditions. Through our fundraisers, we hope to raise enough awareness and funding to give children these surgeries for free.

    • Signatories: Joshua Lee, Johnny Randhawa, Ameet Randhawa
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 714-624-7036
    • Email: smiletrainucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Society for Physical and Occupational Therapy Club at UCLA

    SPOT is a pre-physical therapy and pre-occupational therapy club dedicated to maximizing career guidance, clinical exposure, and community outreach for our members. The primary purpose our club is to create opportunities for students interested in a future in PT or OT. By increasing awareness and opening doors for hands-on experience, the PT/OT club will enlighten students’ future medical career as therapists. Our mission is to guide scholars in a career in PT/OT by maximizing career guidance, clinical exposure, and community outreach. Under the career guidance component, the PT/OT club will host a lecture series by clinicians, graduate student panels, and networking opportunities. In addition, students will be able to gain valuable experience by participating in community outreach programs in under-served areas.

    • Signatories: Lisa Chiang, Melissa Villalon, Megan Nestor
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 714-388-5041
    • Email: uclaptclub@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Sports Medicine Club

    The Sports Medicine Club is a group that aims to help students obtain experience in the field of Sports Medicine, gain admissions to medical and graduate programs, and promote health within the community through participation in sports.

    • Signatories: Peter Azzam, Daniel Azzam, Binh Nguyen
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 818-398-6317
    • Email: sportsmedatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Student Stroke Team

    In 1992, recognizing the need for earlier detection and treatment of strokes, famed UCLA emergency room physician and neurologist Dr. Sidney Starkman gathered a fortunate group of UCLA undergraduate students and entrusted them with the responsibility to serve as the "eyes and ears" of the UCLA Stroke Network. Since its humble beginnings, the UCLA Stroke Program has split into two separate sister organizations: Student Stroke Team and Stroke Force. Both programs have expanded into well-ordered and effective student-operated organizations, each consisting of roughly 25 students rigorously chosen from UCLA's student body. Today, Student Stroke Team operates 16 hours a day, seven days a week, and continues to serve their campus and local community with their dedicated team of members. SST members are research associates of Dr. Sidney Starkman for the UCLA Stroke Network and work alongside neurologists during code strokes in the Ronald Reagan Hospital Emergency Room. Responsibilities include collecting information relating to the patient’s medical history and neurological deficits in order to identify potential candidates for enrollment in clinical trials that aim to find novel treatments for stroke. In this way, undergraduates are introduced to vascular neurology, emergency medicine, and clinical research. Students in the Student Stroke Team are involved in double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter research projects investigating the efficacy of various drugs and procedures applied to the patients that arrive in the UCLA Emergency Room with onset of acute ischemic stroke. As research associates, students learn the basis for the investigation of new drugs and interventions in stroke, the pre-clinical research, the phases of trials, and the proper interpretation of the results obtained. In their tasks, students utilize their knowledge of the study hypothesis and methodology, patient selection criteria, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and rationale for the use of the drug procedure. Altogether, students in this program play a significant role in the identification of candidates for stroke clinical trials while being exposed to stroke neurology, emergency medicine, unparalleled patient interaction and a tremendous knowledge of ongoing clinical trials.

    • Signatories: Brandon Pham, Eeman Khorramian, Apoorva Mylavarapu
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 323-208-9134
    • Email: stroke@ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    Students for Haiti Solidarity at UCLA

    We are striving to eradicate the notion that education is a privilege, rather ensure it is a basic human right endowed to children world wide. This is a grassroots bottom-up approach to making a difference, entirely student run. Our goal is not to go bring change of our own, but to bring tools to aid them in the change they've already begun and to stand in solidarity with them.

  • Undergraduate

    Students for Integrative Medicine (formerly SIM)

    Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) is a student group at UCLA that strives to raise student awareness for evidence-based, integrative, and whole-person approaches to medicine and health. The healthcare paradigm we support is one which is characterized not only by the elimination of disease, but by interprofessionalism, health promotion, prevention, and person-oriented care. SIM encourages students to be aware our current medical system, methods of self-care, and healing ideologies, and to learn from those across cultures. We also provide a forum to learn, experience, share and explore topics in Integrative Medicine (IM) such as nutrition, mind-body medicine, research, and healthcare. We aim to build a community of students interested in these topics and to connect them with networks of professionals in their respective fields. *In Fall 2013, we changed our name from Nutrition, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine (NCAM) to Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM). We believe that the term "Integrative Medicine" better captures the essence of our organization's motivations. In our changing times, it is important to foster not only an exploration of various healing traditions, but also to promote the development of an integrative paradigm of healthcare

    • Signatories: Sharon Ho, Ieva Girdvainyte, Ka Lo
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 408-621-0385
    • Email: SIMatUCLA@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    SWC CPR/FA Program

    The Student Welfare Commission under USAC conducts Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Programs through a committee called CPR/FA Program at UCLA. Providing low-cost Heartsaver certifications, the CPR/FA Program is a unique opportunity for all UCLA undergraduates and faculty to be prepared for emergency situations on campus. Additionally, all instructors are impassioned UCLA undergraduates unified in spirit and goal -- to further curb the rising trend of increasing pre-hospital deaths around the nation.

    • Signatories: Chanelle Sy, Geena Zhou, Yomara Alcala
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310 561 4877
    • Email: uclacpr@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Synthetic Biology Club

    The Synthetic Biology Club at UCLA collaborates to design and build novel, useful synthetic organisms as well as foster discussion and interest in synthetic biology in general. We are also UCLA's International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) team, and run an undergraduate-led, interdisciplinary synthetic biology research laboratory.

    • Signatories: Megan Satyadi, Nithin Dharmaraj, Jin Huang
    • Advisor: Orlando Luna
    • Phone: 626-548-9484
    • Email: igemucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Team HBV

    Team HBV chapters aim to train knowledgeable educators and inspire student leaders, distribute culturally sensitive and easy-to-understand educational brochures on HBV to students and local residents, organize seminars with documentary films and speakers, promote awareness through variety of campus-wide and community-wide events, conduct campus-wide hepatitis B knowledge survey before and after events to evaluate effectiveness of outreach, and build fruitful partnerships with other student organizations and with local groups in communities: churches, restaurants, supermarkets, health departments, clinics, refuge centers, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, Team HBV chapters aim to raise funds toward the international Jade Ribbon Campaign and Hep B Free Campaign, practice political advocacy to support greater federal aid for HBV awareness and vaccination programs, and encourage Team HBV chapters to establish at every undergraduate university across the nation. Team HBV will also expose students to API community through screenings with the Asian Pacific Liver Center (APLC) in Los Angeles and other community partners.

    • Signatories: Jenny Zhong, Joshua So, Levina Lin
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 650-636-3935
    • Email: ucla@teamhbv.org
  • Undergraduate

    The Happy Cart Project

    The Happy Cart Project is an organization that works closely with St. Jude and local hospitals in order to provide a comfortable environment for their patients. The purpose of The Happy Cart Project is to provide a healthy distraction for patients and their families. Our goal as an organization is to provide pediatric facilities with prepared projects of unassembled arts and crafts and other materials for their Happy Cart. We are a completely independent organization that is St. Jude approved and we receive no funding from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All money raised through this nonprofit goes to benefit St. Jude and the Happy Cart-- we keep no money for ourselves for any reason.

    • Signatories: Francesca Genera, Kelsey ODonoghue, Aderonke Badewa
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 209-365-3190
    • Email: uclahappycart@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    The iKNITiative

    The iKNITiative is a knitting club on campus that is dedicated to donating knitted goods to the community. The goal of the club is to spread the love of knitting to our peers while also spreading awareness of the needs of those at hospitals, homeless shelters, and refugees. The club also seeks to teach knitting to patients, elderly, and any other interested organizations. The club is definitely open to all forms of yarn crafts including crocheting, looming and weaving! We are passionate about giving back through needlecraft!

  • Undergraduate

    UMMA Volunteer Project (UVP)

    UMMA Volunteer Project (UVP) was founded in 1996 as a volunteer source for the UMMA Community Clinic, a free health clinic established by UCLA graduate and undergraduate students to serve the residents of the South Los Angeles community who lack proper access to health insurance, suffer from unemployment, or are living below the poverty line by providing them with free health care services. In June 2013, UMMA Clinic opened up its second branch at John C. Fremont High School, one of the most at-risk schools in LAUSD, with services tailored towards both students at the school as well as the surrounding community. UVP allows students the opportunity to volunteer at both clinics, giving them first-hand exposure to the health care field in one of the most underserved regions in the nation. Volunteers can also help out at one of the many events UMMA Clinic participates in each year, which include the Hawthorne Health Fair, Tax Day, Doctor for a Day, and Humanitarian Day. To further address the needs of the community, UVP is committed to provide preventative health education to students in South Los Angeles. At John C. Fremont High School, UVP has established a “Talk With UVP” Program, in which UCLA volunteers play a proactive role in teaching Fremont students lessons on diet/nutrition, STD’s, alcoholism, etc. during lunchtime tabling sessions. UVP also hosts a mentorship program at the school, which pairs a Fremont student with a UCLA volunteer, with the focus on promoting higher education and career building. At 68th Elementary School, UVP has established a weekly, after-school health and physical education course to promote healthy living. As part of this course, students at 68th Street are taught lessons on nutrition and other health topics, which is followed by a fun and interactive physical activity.

    • Signatories: Aneeq Malik, Abdulhaadi Khan, Earaj Afzal
    • Advisor: Jake Gildea
    • Phone: 310-825-0068
    • Email: umma@cpo.ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    Vietnamese Community Health Project at UCLA

    Vietnamese Community Health aspires to address the issue of preventative health through education, free services, and screenings in the Orange County area. We attempt to accomplish this in three ways: promoting awareness of prevalent health issues affecting low-income families with minimal access to healthcare in southern California; ensuring the growth and expansion of community health by informing and empowering the volunteers and general UCLA members through education and awareness; and collaborating with other health projects from UCLA and the Vietnamese Community of southern California to provide services and host events that would benefit the Vietnamese and other socio-economically disadvantaged communities. Volunteers work with health professionals, build leadership in health-related community service, interact with patients, become educated on predominant community health issues, and have workshops to help make them strong leaders in the health field and community. VCH members will be provided with numerous opportunities for community service, leadership development, and mentorship opportunities. Community service opportunities include quarterly VCH-sponsored health fairs, biweekly health sites, and participation at community health fairs sponsored by non-profit organizations that VCH partners with. In addition, there is a leadership development "internship" offered each winter quarter. In the program, interns learn about the challenges and rewards that VCH staff members face when making decisions and working collaboratively in a group environment. Interns get the opportunity to apply for a position on VCH staff; nonetheless, the skills gained from the internship are easily applicable to any other leadership and management position.

    • Signatories: Audrey Tran, Andrew Nguyen, Alexander Pham
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 714-725-8173
    • Email: vchbruins@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Volunteers Around the World Medical Outreach at UCLA

    VAW @ UCLA's Medical Outreach Program aims to travel for 2 weeks and provides much-needed medical care to the underserved in Latin America. We work with local doctors in rural communities, take vitals, perform triage, run a pharmacy and present about important public health topics like hygiene. The program is intended to give everyone a hands-on experience treating patients and deepen their understanding of foreign cultures and medical systems. We will be fundraising between $2,000-$3,000 for medications and the trip costs will range between $1,550-$1,700.

  • Undergraduate

    Women's Health Coalition

    We provide support and empowerment to females pursuing or contemplating a career in the health sciences by presenting them with professional opportunities. Such careers include physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, biomedical researchers, etc. WHC also provides advocacy towards various types of women’s health issues.