David Geffen School Medicine at UCLA presents award for excellence in basic science research

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor College of Medicine professor whose work holds promise for treating a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, received an annual award for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Zoghbi with the 2017Switzer Prize during a Feb. 16 ceremony. Zoghbi received a $25,000 honorarium and a statuette.“Her story is a beautiful illustration of the connection between medicine and science, and a lesson in the value of maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness,” Martin said.Zoghbi, who holds faculty appointments at Baylor in pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology, and neuroscience, said she was humbled by the recognition and hopeful that her work inspires a new generation of physician-scientists.Reed Hutchinson/UCLADr. Huda Zoghbi“If you would like to work on something, don’t let anybody tell you otherwise,” Zoghbi said.She delivered her Switzer Prize lecture, “Genetic and Neurophysiological Approaches to Tackle Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” to an audience of about 250 in UCLA’s Neuroscience Research Building auditorium. Zoghbi also met with UCLA research fellows, doctoral candidates and faculty to share insights from her career.After treating patients for years as a pediatrician, she became fascinated with the origins of disease and undertook a three-year fellow...
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This study explores what is known about these victims' coping strategies to develop a better understanding of existing studies in the literature. We systematically reviewed qualitative studies on immigrant female IPV survivor coping strategies that were published in peer-reviewed journals between the year 2007 and 2017. We sought to answer the question, “What is known about coping strategies utilized by female immigrant survivors' of IPV in the US and Canada?” Eight qualitative studies were reviewed, and the results showed that survivors utilized multiple formal and informal coping strategies. We critically exp...
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Condition:   Experimental Interventions:   Behavioral: Walking in Urban setting;   Behavioral: Walking in nature setting Sponsors:   McGill University;   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Recruiting
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ConclusionApplication of Tissucol Duo fibrin sealant after laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy using ultrasonic shears does not decrease the occurrence of symptomatic or asymptomatic LC.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: July–August 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 5Author(s): Jubilee Brown, Lane Drury, Erin K. Crane, William E. Anderson, David L. Tait, Robert V. Higgins, R. Wendel NaumannAbstractStudy ObjectiveTo compare outcomes of advanced ovarian cancer patients who had minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with outcomes of advanced ovarian cancer patients who had laparotomy for interval cytoreduction after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT).DesignRetrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2).SettingOne large teaching hospital with a tertiary referral function...
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor College of Medicine professor whose work holds promise for treating a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, received an annual award for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Zoghbi with the 2017Switzer Prize during a Feb. 16 ceremony. Zoghbi received a $25,000 honorarium and a statuette.“Her story is a beautiful illustration of the connection between medicine and science, and a lesson in the value of maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness,&rdq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
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