Found 87 Clubs in "Medical"

  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Activity Books for Children

    To lift the spirits of the kids at Mattel Children’s Hospital by providing them with an opportunity to engage in a fun and creative activity, themed workbooks, from the comfort of their own hospital beds. To involve the community in this endeavor by raising awareness amongst elementary students about the importance of giving back to others by having them participate in the creation and personalization of these workbooks.

    • Signatories: Michelle Mellon, Nicole Cremer, Julie Yoo
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 858-357-3472
    • Email: abcbruins@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Alliance of Jamaican & American Humanitarians Volunteer Services at UCLA

    • Signatories: Steven Hadawar, Tiffanie Luu, Kaelan Chan
    • 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: Laura Fracchia, Nhu Phong, Jackie Tsao
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 650-240-6524
    • 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: Navjot Sandhu, Nateli Sama, Leah Briscoe
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 559-936-4046
    • Email: amwaud@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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, phlebotomists, 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, Vu Nguyen, Jessica Wong
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-494-6586
    • Email: apahealthcare@ucla.edu
  • 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

    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: Anmol Randhawa, Hanita Dhillon, Gurvinder Singh
    • 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.

  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    BIOMOD at UCLA

    BIOMOD@UCLA is a team of students registered to represent UCLA at the annual international biomolecular design and nanotechnology competition known as BIOMOD. Members will design a project, carry out experimentation, and present their findings at Harvard in the end of the year.

  • 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: Anna Awolope, Tammy Hoang, Wonder Edem
    • Advisor: Jake Gildea
    • Phone: 310-794-9601
    • Email: bhpucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Bruin A1C - Students for Diabetes Awareness

    Bruin A1C is a student organization designed to raise funds and awareness for diabetics at UCLA, in the U.S., and around the world. Bruin A1C is meant to promote diabetes education and prevention, to raise funds for diabetes research, and to provide resources for students with diabetes.

    • Signatories: Brooke Fraser, Ellie Metheny, Camille Weisman
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 925-708-2164
    • Email: bruina1c@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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

    Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer

    Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer is dedicated to 'not letting cancer cloud the joy of being a kid.’ To achieve this goal, BFPC aids all people touched by childhood cancer through fundraising, awareness events, and direct volunteering. Additionally, BFPC seeks to be a campus community that provides peer support and friendship for those students touched by pediatric cancer.

    • Signatories: Adrian Delgado, Alexis Calinawan, Lauren Fraund
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 909-263-4683
    • Email: secretary.bfpc@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 & Graduate

    California Health Professional Student Alliance

    CaHPSA is a statewide, non-profit organization run by health professional students advocating for single-payer healthcare. CaHPSA is a large network of pre-medical students, medical students, nursing students, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals and therefore is an opportunity for networking between members.

    • Signatories: Ann Yufa, Nolan Nardoni, Hao Dieu
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 909-815-5830
    • Email: cahpsaatucla@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: Mary Williamson, Cydney Nichols, Rebecca Yang
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 831-535-3285
    • Email: fcncampmed@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Care Extenders UCLA

    The mission of Care Extenders is to provide and facilitate exciting clinical volunteer opportunities for highly motivated and caring individuals who seek to learn more about the healthcare profession. In exploring their desire to enter the healthcare profession through compassionate service, Care Extenders offer their invaluable assistance to the hospital and the community it serves.

  • 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: Esmeralda Ruiz, Diana Lazo, Breana Victoria
    • Advisor: Carissa Requejo
    • Phone: 714-795-1621
    • Email: ccm.internal@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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: Melissa Truong, Christina Falcone, Andrew Lin
    • Advisor: Orlando Luna
    • Phone: (858) 736-6778
    • Email: cureatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Community Health Advocacy Mentoring Program

    CHAMP is a peer-mentoring program where college students with chronic illness connect and advocate for their community through service projects.

    • Signatories: Kate Herts, Harini Kompella, Katelyn Johnson
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 424-835-0428
    • Email: talc.ucla@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: Gyu Sik Yang, Choong Sung Im, Jung Eun Kim
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 562-445-5335
    • Email: cmkucla@gmail.com
  • Graduate

    Dental Anesthesiology Study Club

    The goal of the Dental Anesthesiology Study Club at the UCLA School of Dentistry is to serve the dental students by 1) providing opportunities to learn more about dental anesthesiology through seminars given by invited dental anesthesiologists, 2) providing opportunities to observe real-life dental anesthesiology sessions and 3) providing networking opportunities with residency program directors and working dental anesthesiologists.

    • Signatories: Joshua Lebovics, Paul Kim, Rhonda Kalasho
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 415-816-7749
    • Email: dasc.ucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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, Kenny Vongbunyong
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 213-760-0131
    • Email: diabeatersucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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: Nicole Halavi, Shannon Hakakeyan, Aaron Masjedi
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-663-4924
    • Email: info@doctorsatreach.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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: Emily Chiu, Peter Nauka, Amanda Anderson
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-267-8439
    • Email: uclaemrastaff@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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, Chanya Godzich, 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, Monica Willoner, 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 & Graduate

    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 Fighting Blindness-Los Angeles Chapter

    Foundation Fighting Blindness is a nationally renowned foundation for the purpose of funding and sponsoring research for optical diseases. At the Los Angeles Chapter, FFB hosts fundraisings, provides research/shadowing for members, education for the public, and many other services.

  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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: Alexis Moffett, Emily Ichikawa, Suvd Erdenekhuu
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 707-363-9172
    • Email: ucla.fimrc@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Geriatric-Pediatric Intergenerational Coalition

    The purpose of the Geriatric-Pediatric Intergenerational Coalition is to: 1. To facilitate interactions between older and younger generations 2. To improve memory in elderly, empathy in young children, and happiness for all 3. To encourage student involvement and service activities in arts, health, and education

    • Signatories: Kevin Lee, Crystal Gianvecchio, Felisha Wong
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-906-7013
    • Email: gpic.ucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Global Action in Nursing

    Global Action in Nursing (GAIN) is an open forum for the UCLA nursing community to enhance knowledge and participation in global health.

    • Signatories: Betty Emirzian, John Scholtz, Jorge Lopez
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-825-7181
    • Email: ucla.gain@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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 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. 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.

    • Signatories: Darlene Vera, Nakin Bhandari, Shaghauyegh Azar
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 909-376-5213
    • Email: gmtatucla@gmail.com
  • Graduate

    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: Natalie Sanaee, Casey Rodriguez, Rachel Stone
    • Advisor: Orlando Luna
    • Phone: 310-977-2017
    • Email: gsna.ucla@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: Vida Velasco, Taylor Tabbut, Rochelle Wong
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 530-209-5255
    • Email: happyfeetclinic@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Health Law and Bioethics Society

    The purpose of Health Law and Bioethics Society is to raise awareness on campus for undergraduate students and graduate students regarding health law and bioethics. We want to provide exposure to students from all different backgrounds to these issues because they are incredibly relevant to our lives. Because health law is growing and changing at such a fast rate, it is an exciting field to become a part of. Also, science has advanced at exponential rates that many bioethical issues now seem to be arising. We will host meetings in which we will invite guest speakers from the law school, medical school, and Ronald Reagan Hospital and have these guest speakers discuss the importance of their specialized field and what they do on a regular basis. We will also be holding debates once a quarter in which we will introduce a controversial topic in bioethics and students will be able to discuss their opinions. Lastly, we will have a Q&A with panel of physicians, scientists, and ethicists so that students can learn and understand the complexity of bioethics and its relations to health law.

    • Signatories: Aaron Lalehzarian, Simon Lalehzarian, Dalia Shamsian
    • Advisor: Kris Kaupalolo
    • Phone: 909-649-6432
    • Email: healthlawandethics@gmail.com
  • Graduate

    Health Law Society

    The mission of the Health Law Society (HLS) is to raise the profile of health law issues at the school and to provide exposure to the field and opportunities for students interested in studying and pursuing careers in health law. Healthcare is a highly regulated industry, and with the new health reform bill, the law concerning healthcare is growing and changing. This means that health law is an exciting area of study as well as a great field for lawyers to enter into. Reflecting this trend, UCLA has been adding to its health law curriculum with courses offered by Professor Hoffman in Health Insurance Reform and Health Law and Policy. We would like to supplement this curriculum by bringing in experts to discuss various components of health law and enlighten students on relevant issues. We will also strive to enhance the employment prospects for students interested in health law by bringing potential employers to network with students. HLS will heighten the profile of UCLA as an attractive choice for prospective students in health law and will strengthen connections between the school and the legal community.

    • Signatories: Brett Moodie, Jesse Martin, Rachel Landauer
    • Advisor: Kris Kaupalolo
    • Phone: 213-373-1098
    • Email: hls@lawnet.ucla.edu
  • 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: Amador Bugarin, Minh Thu, Aileen Jiras
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 661-808-3212
    • Email: hopeatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Health, Education, Advocacy and Lifestyle

    Create a culture of healthy living on campus and in our community. Educate youth on nutrition. Advocate for health policy reform to reflect the needs of our changing world. Change student population’s attitudes on healthy lifestyles.

    • Signatories: Olivia Jurkiewicz, Safiqa Khimani, Austin Wang
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-694-2333
    • Email: ucla.heal@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    iGLOBAL CARE

    The mission of iGlobalCare is to work with licensed medical professionals and community health workers to develop sustainable programs to communities across the world. Although we work closely with the doctors from ICCAM (International College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine) and East West Medical Group, our ultimate goal of community service and global outreach stems far beyond healthcare. For example, we have established a sustainable project in the orphanage of Langfang, China that provides not only medical assistance for the handicapped but also implemented a public health education system through our fundraiser. Similarly, we have also provided health care and public education to the border town of El Hongo while students are granted with the opportunity to gain invaluable direct patient exposure through diagnosis and teaching. Within the local community of Fullerton, CA. we aim to work through the St. Judes Medical Hospital to implement public education towards the common abuse of analgesics and over medication. We are currently working on a project to implement a rigorous program for those who turn to strong analgesics and narcotics as the primary goal to get through the day. Equally important, our goal is to emphasize the importance of avoiding over-reliance on drugs in general while promoting the significance of a healthy lifestyle. Our interests have already begun as a program in the St. Judes Medical Hospital and we will expand our efforts through the political health care system to promote complementary treatment along with primary pain management protocol.

    • Signatories: Calvin Sung, Fuyue Xue, Joy Guey
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 909-348-2354
    • Email: calvinsung1@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Korean-American Missions Health Council at UCLA

    KAMHC Student Chapter at UCLA is committed to: -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: Harris Choe, Garuem Sin, Dong Yeon Lee
    • Advisor: Terry Saunders
    • Phone: 818-923-8188
    • Email: uclakamhc@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Maternal Infant Health

    Maternal and Infant Health (MIH) is an organization at UCLA whose goals are to make an impact within our community as well as internationally. We aim to educate the public on issues with maternal and infant health within our community by having documentary screenings as well as speakers come to present on these topics. Additionally, as an organization at UCLA we aim to have an impact in the world by holding fundraisers to support orphanages as well as hospitals internationally.

    • Signatories: Sandhiya Ravichandran, Fahima Zaman, Arbor Dykema
    • Advisor: Melissa Veluz-Abraham
    • Phone: 714-403-2114
    • Email: ucla.mih@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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, Jonathan Keyes, Daniel Wayer
    • 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: Joshua Shing, Yi Chang, Carla Wohlforth
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 909-632-8768
    • 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

    The club is a Premed group where our goal is to empower the UCLA premed community by creating a forum for discussion on issues that medical professionals face from ethical questions to health care policy debate. We are trying to cultivate a passion for a professional career in medicine by thinking critically about the subtle nuances of a medical career. By exploring the career and appreciating the biomedical-psychological-and social perspective of health, we enrich our knowledge and understanding of our professional goals. Also in the Med school interview process it is crucial to have an understanding of current events in medicine and have an in depth understanding of the career. The format of this club is broken down into two main entities. The general organization MLS and the online blog are two forums of discussion where we want to actively involve fellow premeds at UCLA. MLS will be structured to invite members to write for the blog. There will be weekly meetings (probably only an hour) where we will discuss what is going on in the club, maybe have presentations, and have general discussions of medically related articles that we will send out to all members. These weekly articles all correlate to a certain topic that will be the main topic of a 3-4 week section. The second part of the club is the online blog. The blog will be a crucial part because it will encourage active participation from our members. We are trying to have premeds contribute their thoughts of medicine, their shadowing experiences, and research in a written format. There will be categories to the blog, each run by a particular board member (possibly two editors). Categories will include Current Events (where we feature student written articles about new advancements in medicine, research, or policy changes), Ethics (where we feature articles about ethical dilemmas faced in the medical community), Medical Community Outreach (where we feature articles about other clubs on campus and what fellow premeds are doing in the community) and OpEds (where we feature articles that ask authors to reflect on their own experiences and what they learned). For more descriptions of the categories look at www.uclamls.com

  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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: Trang Vu, Yvonne Bui, Michael Huynh
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 714-334-3151
    • Email: memoatucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Medication Assistance Program

    Our primary goal is to identify and enroll eligible uninsured patients in pharmaceutical company Patient Assistance Programs (PAP) so that it may provide them free medications. We aim to provide a multifaceted learning environment for our undergraduate/graduate volunteers who plan to pursue a career in the medical field. Being part of our team means volunteers have a privilege to directly interact with patients and medical providers. We aim to taise awareness in the Los Angeles community about the beneficial use of PAP, especially for medically disenfranchised individuals.

    • Signatories: Valeria Rivera, Jay Yu, Cynthia Nino
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 213-380-2954
    • 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: Hannah Nguyen, Justin Yee, Roxanne Garibay
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 626-463-8678
    • Email: uclamedlife@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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 Los Angeles County, minorities make up the biggest slice of the population affected by depression, and many more remain undiagnosed due to cultural stigma. Mental Health Initiative seeks to stamp out 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 events to educate the public about mental wellness. We provide workshops for members who want to take charge of 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: Jennifer Morales, Siddharth Bhargava, Heaveen Ahdi
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 408-565-5436
    • Email: mentalhealthucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA

    To provide health care and social services to the homeless and medically indigent 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.

    • Signatories: Reginald Nguyen, Britany Reddish, Thuy Nguyen
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 714-900-2092
    • Email: mobileclinic@ucla.edu
  • 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

    Organization of African-American Students Excelling in STEM

    To provide support and guidance to African-American students in STEM fields.

    • Signatories: Taiwo DodoWilliams, Osariemen Ogiamien, George Oranuba
    • Advisor: Carissa Requejo
    • Phone: 909-685-7798
    • Email: OASES.ucla@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: Julio Silva, Selena Wrightson, Vito Iaia
    • 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 & Graduate

    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: Alison Mackey, Alexis Moffett, Elaine Nguyen
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 909-967-6343
    • Email: picu.ucla@yahoo.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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: Jonathan Lee, Aileen Jiras, Kyle De Guzman
    • 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: Elias Saba, Daniel Baghdasarian, Michael Wang
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 408-660-7868
    • Email: president@uclaphide.org
  • Undergraduate

    Physical and Occupational Therapy Club at UCLA

    The primary purpose of the PT/OT 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 underserved areas.

    • Signatories: Catherine Nguyen, Kylie Stoeppel, Andy Thai
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 239-384-7131
    • Email: uclaptclub@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pre-Medical Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association at UCLA

    To aid students applying to medical school by providing information, resources, and programs. To raise awareness on health issues in the Asian American community.

    • Signatories: Siddharth Bhargava, Harry Pham, Timothy Vu
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 408-412-9565
    • Email: premedicalapamsa@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Pre-Medical Peer Association

    To present a diverse spectrum of opportunites for pre-med/pre-health students by presenting speakers and giving preparatory tools for the interview and application process.

    • Signatories: Lushin Huey, Jacqueline Khalil, Julie Vo
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 626-722-2478
    • Email: premedpa@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: Steven Saba, Celesti Hao, Lorraine Cheng
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 626-715-0215
    • 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: Christina Jayson, Jessica Tran, Kristy Hwang
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 555-555-5555
    • Email: uclaprepharm@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; 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."

    • Signatories: Lauren Vaughan, Jeremy Eule, Kelly Chen
    • Advisor: Orlando Luna
    • Phone: 516-423-9224
    • Email: lev419@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    PRIME-Bridge

    PRIME-Bridge is an organization founded to bridge the gap between the Pre-Health Undergraduate community with the David Geffen School of Medicine. Every year when the new PRIME-LA Cohort begins medical school, they begin an organization focused on a certain health disparity in a certain population. However, once they reach their third year of medical school, they become to busy and have to pass down the organization to the undergraduates. As of now there has been no clear path to take on how they should pass down the organizations, but PRIME-Bridge is here to change that. We are an organization designed to work with medical students and physicians to volunteer and take on these cohort project, facilitate their growth, and successfully transition them to dedicated undergraduate students.

    • Signatories: Alexis Velazquez, Vanessa Nunez, Geoffrey Stanton
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 510-495-5242
    • Email: alexisvelazquez@ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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, Daya Alexander
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-825-5061
    • Email: brainstorm@ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    Project Nicaragua

    Project Nicaragua partners with organizations, communities, and individuals in both Nicaragua and the United States to advocate and cultivate sustainable medical and health-related projects in areas of nutrition, socioeconomic development, water quality, and education. We engage communities through ongoing dialogue and collaboration to understand local challenges and create realistic solutions. We are committed to using an evidence-based approach to develop our projects and measure our progress to best serve the needs of Nicaragua’s underserved. By engaging students at both the undergraduate and graduate level, Project Nicaragua creates and empowers teams of passionate leaders to make a meaningful difference. Project Nicaragua advances the right to a healthy and productive life by addressing health-related disparities in and alongside Nicaragua’s poor through educational means. We plan on continuing our scholarship program that funds Nicaraguan students throughout their medical school careers. This blog is also serves as a means to post and answer any educational related questions/ topics regarding: medical, public health, engineering, etc. UCLA chapter is aiming towards translating research papers into spanish. Once this project takes off, a paper should be posted once a month.

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

    SCOPE: Students for Community Outreach, Promotion and Education

    SCOPE aims not only to empower children and their families with valuable resources in the community, but to become an invaluable educational tool for undergraduates, graduates and medical students to become knowledgeable about community health and social resources.

    • Signatories: Diana Tran, Mindy Truong, Kevin 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: David Joseph, Erfan Faridmoayer, Jessica Ferrer Martinez
    • Advisor: Kris Kaupalolo
    • Phone: 760-390-4200
    • Email: shotatlife.atucla@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

    The Social Entrepreneurship Initiative at UCLA is an organization dedicated to the development of novel solutions to pressing societal issues impeding the realization of every human being right to health care as well as economic, social, and cultural self-realization.

    • Signatories: Mariana Fontes, Gianmarco Raddi, Samantha Oughton
    • Advisor: Jake Gildea
    • Phone: 310-206-8611
    • Email: bsc@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    Stroke Force

    Recognizing the community need for stroke public education and awareness, the UCLA Stroke Force was formed in 1996 under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Sidney Starkman, Head of UCLA Emergency Neurology and Emergency Medicine Director of the UCLA Stroke Center. In the Stroke Force program, undergraduate premedical students undergo specialized training in stroke and then serve as speakers who reach out to various communities. The students receive academic credit for participation in the program. To date, more than 120 students have participated in the program, delivering over 300 lectures to over 7000 individuals. Formal testing has demonstrated that these presentations are highly effective, resulting in a significant increase in post-education stroke awareness.

    • Signatories: Priyal Fadadu, Leah Wilensky, Rhea Mathew
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 408-306-9431
    • Email: strokeforce@ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    Student Stroke Team

    In 1992, recognizing the need for earlier detection and treatment of strokes, famed UCLA 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 Brain Attack Team. Since its humble beginnings, the Stroke Study Program has expanded into a well-ordered and effective student-operated organization, consisting of roughly 25 students rigorously chosen from UCLA's academic elite. ? Today, the program operates 16 hours a day, seven days a week, and continues to serve its campus and local community with its dedicated team of members. Trained to identify the warning signs of stroke, student research associates interview every potential stroke candidate in the UCLA Emergency Room and determine whether activation of the Brain Attack Team is necessitated. When a stroke is suspected, Dr. Starkman is directly contacted and this initiates a series of events including notification of the on-call resident neurologist as well as CT and/or MRI labs for a priority-scan patient. ? Students in the UCLA Stroke Study are involved in double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter research projects investigating the safety and efficacy of the use 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. Students are involved in gathering data, identifying and enrolling patients, and analyzing the data. They also have the opportunity to independently follow up on patients that have been enrolled. ? ? Altogether, students in this program play a significant role in the identification of ischemic stroke patients while being exposed to unparalleled patient interaction and tremendous knowledge of ongoing clinical trails.

    • Signatories: Arash Amighi, Marci Rosenberg, Christina Vu
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: (323) 208-9134
    • Email: stroke@ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate

    Student Transfer Undergraduate Development

    STUD is an organization that is focused on preparing transfer students from community colleges in their process of becoming health professionals. STUD is a resource center the help bridge the gap between community college and the university. We aim to encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities and community outreach as well as serve as a support system for students still in the community college community. STUD's goal is to support and provide resources for community college transfer students while helping them become competitive applicants in their pre-health careers.

    • Signatories: Sara Tolen, Chris Phillips, Danko Vu
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 805-490-3358
    • Email: UCLAstuds@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate

    Students for Integrative Medicine (formerly NCAM) 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, Minna Ding, Ka Lo
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 650-619-9183
    • Email: SIMatUCLA@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Support for International Change

    Our mission is to limit the impact of HIV/AIDS in underserved communities and to train future leaders in global health and development. During the summer and fall, students have the opportunity to go to Tanzania, in East Africa, and teach HIV education in schools and communities.

    • Signatories: Marilyn McGowan, Amanda Guzikowski, Julie Wang
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 530-680-9321
    • Email: ucla@sichange.org
  • Undergraduate

    SWC Blood Drive

    The UCLA SWC Blood Drive has been in operation for over 10 years with the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center and is responsible for over 1700 donations yearly, providing to the needs of our local communities and hospitals. By donating through the SWC Blood Drive, your blood donation will go directly to the UCLA Medical Center and work towards saving people’s lives in the UCLA community.

    • Signatories: Sarah Javaherifar, Natalie Shahbol, Sina Famenini
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 310-825-7586
    • Email: swcblooddrive@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: Jeremy Moon, David Shia, Stefan Prisacaru
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 858-603-0760
    • Email: uclacpr@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    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 synthetic biology research laboratory.

    • Signatories: David Yao, Michael Cheng, Daniel Cancilla
    • 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: Emily Cheng, Seethim Naicker, Jenny Zhong
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 408-726-2646
    • Email: ucla@teamhbv.org
  • Undergraduate

    Transcultural Dental Club

    Transcultural Dental Club is part of Pautta Organization, which is one of the organizations of Transcultural Brigades. TDC provides opportunities for undergrad students to go on a dental mission trip in Honduras. Our main goal is to provide free dental cares in unrecognized rural areas, where other mission trip organizations fail to recognize because of the areas' remoteness from main urban areas. Through the dental mission trip, pre-dental students can experience dental fields in depth, and learn to respect different cultures outside of U.S. Furthermore, networking opportunities are created by assisting dentists in Honduras and working with fellow pre-dental student.

  • 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: Mohamed Hussin, Abdulhaadi Khan, Moneeza Mian
    • Advisor: Terry Saunders
    • Phone: 310-825-0068
    • Email: uvp@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: Tam Au, Jessica Vo, Truong Ly
    • Advisor: Pam Cysner
    • Phone: 714-725-8173
    • Email: vchbruins@gmail.com
  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Volunteers Around the World Dental Outreach at UCLA

    We are devoted to improving the standard of living for those that live in some of the most poverty stricken communities of the world. Our focus is to provide communities with access to medical treatment, medication, nutritional security, clean water, and health education VAW Dental Outreach provides volunteers with the opportunity to shadow dental professionals and assist them in procedures such as extractions, cleanings, fillings, radiography, and sealants. Volunteers will accumulate the necessary supplies and materials for the procedures prior to the trip, and bring them to the host country. In the clinics, volunteers will perform basic triage, assist the dentists, and manage the pharmacy, as well as teach oral hygiene classes in elementary schools. This is an intensive internship, valuable to future nurses, physicians, dental assistants, dentists, public health majors, and anyone who is interested in gaining experience working in the medical field or internationally. The internship is focused on giving interns a variety of hands-on experiences in treating patients, deepening their understanding of the medical field and broadening their understanding of global health.