UCLA raises $611 million in 2020 –21, supporting students and advancing critical research

UCLA raised more than $611 million in gifts and pledges in the fiscal year ending June 30, exceeding its annual goal and drawing donors from all 50 states and 72 countries.“Generous donors at all levels have continued to partner with UCLA to effect meaningful change on campus, in the community and around the world,” said Chancellor Gene Block. “Despite a challenging year, our friends have once again demonstrated their extraordinary commitment to UCLA’s mission of education, research and service.”In response to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many donors focused on students ’ need to adapt to distance learning, access for students from underrepresented groups, and timely research on global issues.For the 2020 –21 fiscal year, UCLA received more than 75,000 gifts, nearly 95% of which were less than $10,000. Donors made 34,680 online gifts, and 24,353 alumni gave back to their alma mater. The campus also received 84 gifts of $1 million or more.“From meeting immediate needs to seeding recovery and rejuvenation, UCLA’s diversity of donors and their passions and gifts are sustaining and advancing our invaluable work,” said Rhea Turteltaub, UCLA’s vice chancellor for external affairs. “Thanks to their generous support, students, fac ulty and the campus stand ready to help society reemerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.”Support for studentsSupporting scholarships, fellowships and student...
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CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown experiences made us rethink the current approach of therapy services into alternative method (mixed mode) delivery of occupational therapy practice, which is including the combined method of video-based (telerehabilitation) consultation and face to face intervention.PMID:34002837 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202105_25845
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
IEEE Robot Autom Lett. 2021 Apr;6(2):2946-2953. doi: 10.1109/lra.2021.3062349. Epub 2021 Feb 25.ABSTRACTWith the shortage of rehabilitation clinicians in rural areas and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, remote rehabilitation (telerehab) fills an important gap in access to rehabilitation, especially for the treatment of adults and children experiencing upper arm disability due to stroke and cerebral palsy. We propose the use of a socially assistive robot with arms, a torso, and a face to play games with and guide patients, coupled with a telepresence platform, to maintain the patient-clinician interaction, and a computer visi...
Source: Rural Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
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