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Surgeons and anthropologists collaborate to deliver health care in Central America

"At the Crossroads" symposium focuses on how to deliver culturally sensitive surgical services to indigenous communities.

Medicine, literature and the power of epiphany

Using stories, pictures and citations from literature to illustrate his points, writer-physician Abraham Verghese emphasized the way in which literature can help physicians cultivate the humanist, healing aspect of medicine.

Center Co-sponsors Exhibit in Berlin on Earthquake Reconstruction in Japan

This exhibition takes a critical look at the reconstruction and recovery efforts by presenting the work of ArchiAid, a reconstruction support network of Japanese architects formed in response to the large-scale official recovery strategy.

Director of Center for Brazilian Studies to oversee significant expansion of Brazilian students at UCLA

With medical doctor Karin Nielsen at the helm of its Center for Brazilian Studies, LAI expects its strong links with south campus to ramp up with an infusion of STEM students from Brazil.

PODCAST- At the Crossroads: Surgery and Culture in Latin America

Listen to presentations by surgeons and NGO administrators on health and culture in Latin America.

The “Gaza Doctor” Abuelaish: Feminism Will Deliver Peace to the Middle East

On April 18, 2013, the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies hosted Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, acclaimed physician, author and humanitarian, in a public talk entitled “Perspectives on Peace, Health & Hope: A Gaza Doctor's Journey from Personal Tragedy to a Search for Peace and Human Dignity”.

Culture matters, especially in medicine

A Latin America Institute symposium finds that culture greatly influences how indigenous communities in Mexico, Central and South America experience Western medicine.

Pioneer in HIV/AIDS research works on a global scale

When he was an undergraduate student at Harvard University in 1958, Roger Detels spent three months as an exchange student in Kanazawa, Japan. As one of the first few Americans in Kanazawa after the war, Detels — today a UCLA distinguished professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases — still recalls with amusement many of his experiences with his Japanese host family.

James Gelvin to Participate in Istanbul World Forum

Professor James Gelvin has been invited to the First Istanbul World Forum.

Curbing tobacco use by growing less

UCLA researcher initiates successful crop substitution project in tobacco-rich China

Young scientists earn summer scholarships to Peking University

Ten-week program offers valuable research opportunities and cultural experiences

Former supermodel screens debut documentary at UCLA

Maternal mortality is brought to light through film, upcoming talk

Former supermodel screens debut documentary at UCLA

Maternal mortality is brought to light through film, upcoming talk

UCLA-Peking University symposium highlights scholars' collaborative research, innovations

Finding solutions to global problems propels international cooperation

2012 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards go to three outstanding UCLA students

International development student among recipients

South African education advocate visits UCLA to share experiences, explore partnerships

It’s important for Americans to think of Africa and South Africa as places to learn and grow, says university leader.

North Korea facing acute food shortages, says expert

Mercy Corps operations director urges prompt action to ease North Korean food crisis.

Environmental Education Is Failing: New Book

Schools must revamp how they teach about the environment to prevent ecological collapse, conservationist Charles Saylan and UCLA life scientist Daniel T. Blumstein argue in "The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)."

Environmental Education Is Failing: New Book

Schools must revamp how they teach about the environment to prevent ecological collapse, conservationist Charles Saylan and UCLA life scientist Daniel T. Blumstein argue in "The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)."

Buddhists, Neuroscientists Come to a Meeting of the Minds

The symposium brought researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior together with eminent Buddhist scholars for a two-hour conversation about their distinctive yet complementary understandings of compassion, creativity, mental flexibility and attention, as well as the role mindfulness meditation may play in cultivating these qualities.

Getting to the HIV Test: It Takes a Village

If you want to improve HIV testing rates in remote rural areas, get the community involved, says UCLA's Thomas Coates, who has directed a new study examining HIV testing programs in communities in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Getting to the HIV Test: It Takes a Village

If you want to improve HIV testing rates in remote rural areas, get the community involved, says UCLA's Thomas Coates, who has directed a new study examining HIV testing programs in communities in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Buddhism and Neuroscience: a Discussion on Attention, Mental Flexibility and Compassion

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was unable to attend this May 2, 2011, symposium as planned, due to ill health. In his stead, Geshe Thupten Jinpa, a principal English translator for His Holiness and Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Cambridge University) and Robert Thurman, Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, joined the discussion with four UCLA neuroscientists.

UCLA Pediatrician Becomes a Voice for Children in Japan

UCLA pediatric critical care doctor Kozue Shimabukuro flew to Japan and joined a roving government medical team in the first weeks after the quake and tsunami. This week, she spoke to give a voice to the tsunami orphans still in need of help.

Lessons for the US from Fukushima

UCLA experts agree that the United States must do more to plan for worst-case scenarios when it comes to nuclear power.

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