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Congratulations to Soban Umar, MD, PhD! Dr. Umar is lead author of the scientific abstract that has been named "Best Abstract of the Meeting" in basic science for the upcoming American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual...

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UCLA's Dr. Umar wins top ASA award


"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there," said Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, in his Grand Rounds presentation on...

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Anesthesiology: Building a Competitive Strategy for the Future


You've probably read about the recent tragic deaths of two healthy children – Marvelena Rady, age 3, and Caleb Sears, age 6 – in California dental offices. State Senator Jerry Hill has asked the Dental Board of...

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Safe Anesthesia in California Dental Offices


Dr. Mahajan announced that Dr. Steadman received a generous grant from the Department of Defense entitled: Design of a Screen-Based Simulation for Training and Automated Assessment of Teamwork Skills. Dr. Steadman has been the leader in...

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Dr. Steadman Received a Generous Grant from the Department of Defense


Our department's residents, fellows, faculty, families and friends enjoyed a lovely if unseasonably warm evening at Covel Commons on Saturday, June 18, as they celebrated the graduating house officers of 2016. The evening began with a reception...

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Class of 2016 Celebrates Graduation

"Awash in opioids!"


June 24th, 2016

"Prescription opioids have become a gateway to heroin," Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD, told the audience at Grand Rounds on June 22. While it's well appreciated that deaths from opioid overdose are increasing at an alarming rate,...

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Patients at UCLA Health will likely recover more quickly after colorectal surgery and return home sooner, thanks to better pain management techniques and other care improvements, as part of a program that will begin full implementation...

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Better Pain Management Speeds Recovery after Colorectal Surgery


Grants from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) are among the most competitive and prestigious awards our field has to offer. For two years in a row, UCLA's Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine...

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Two Young Researchers Win Prestigious FAER Grants