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2021 | Nanibaa’ Garrison — “COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-making Factors in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities in Los Angeles, California” (2021)

2021 | Nanibaa’ Garrison — “COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-making Factors in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities in Los Angeles, California” (2021)

Congratulations to ISG Faculty member Nanibaa’ Garrison who co-authored an important qualitative study, “COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-making Factors in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities in Los Angeles, California.”, which serves as an instrumental public health research for the Los Angeles community. Abstract Importance  The COVID-19 pandemic has had disproportionate effects on racial and ethnic minority communities, where preexisting clinical and social conditions…

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ISG Professor Wayne Grody receives the 2021 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Serge & Yvette Dadone Clinical Teaching Award

ISG Professor Wayne Grody receives the 2021 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Serge & Yvette Dadone Clinical Teaching Award

Congratulations to ISG Professor Wayne Grody for being selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Serge & Yvette Dadone Clinical Teaching Award.  Dr. Grody has been awarded with $1250 and will be acknowledged in the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony’s oath program.  

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Op-ed: Intergenerational trauma affects mental health of Southeast Asian-Americans by Joseph Nguyen

Mental health is of utmost importance in academia, especially given one’s cumulative experiences and history. Coming from a unique background, Human Biology and Society student, Joseph Nguyen, brings to light the importance of mental health as he highlights the effects of intergenerational trauma within the Southeast Asian American community. “I discovered in my freshman year that these aren’t the only…

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UCLA Opens New Program to Solve Mystery Genetic Diseases

Dr. Eric Vilain, ISG Co-Director, and Dr. Christina Palmer, ISG Vice Chair of Academic Personnel, are featured in a UCLA Newsroom piece titled “UCLA opens new program to solve mystery genetic diseases.” A new UCLA program offers hope and potential answers for people who have undergone extensive medical testing that has failed to identify their illness. “Undiagnosed diseases take a…

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Students Film a Mother’s Struggle to Buy Healthy Food on a Tight Budget

Vanessa Moreno knows what it’s like to feed a family on a tight budget. The fourth-year international development studies major watched her own mother, a single parent, do it when she was temporarily unemployed. Moreno is now chronicling on video the story of a single mother of five as she struggles to meet the same challenge. Fellow UCLA senior Sanna…

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