Find answers to nearly every disease that afflicts humankind.

Find answers to nearly every disease that afflicts humankind.

How many people will your work impact?

In our 290 medical research centers, UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine are engaged in a vast undertaking to understand the hundreds of medical disorders affecting nearly every aspect of human health. Illnesses that affect millions and the rarest conditions – all are under study at UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine laboratories. Professionals from research scientists to fund managers to administrators can find opportunities to contribute to human health.

In the long course of our exploration, UCLA discoveries have improved processes for transplantation, cardiovascular and neurosurgery, artificial bone replacement and dozens of other procedures. Moreover, the research you do in our labs today becomes the treatments and practices in our hospitals tomorrow. And not just at UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine, but in hospitals across the world.

Much of our work takes place at these world-renowned research centers:

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Below are links to a few of our specialty research centers:

Click here to browse research opportunities at UCLA.

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At UCLA Health, we achieve excellence in patient care consistently by following the steps outlined in CICARE.

CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).