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November 19, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Dr. J.G. Moore, a former professor and chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA, has died. He was 86. Moore died Oct. 30 of prostate cancer, said his daughter, Barbara Moore. According to UCLA's press office, Moore was one of the first researchers to recognize the usefulness of growing cancer cells in culture to study the effects of various drugs on cancer growth. "Dr. Moore was a remarkably dedicated physician who was greatly respected by all of his colleagues," said Dr.
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March 19, 2014
Dr. Hans von Leden Treated voice ailments in entertainers, attorneys, ministers and politicians Dr. Hans von Leden, 95, an ear, nose and throat specialist who taught at UCLA and USC and treated voice disorders in singers, attorneys, teachers, politicians, pastors and other professionals, died March 5 at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. No cause was given. Known as a go-to doctor for entertainers stricken with laryngitis, Von Leden traveled to Las Vegas, Reno and elsewhere on short notice to relieve a singer's or actor's symptoms.
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May 20, 1993 | MARY LOU LOPER
Maybe the way to achieve the maximum is to tell everyone they can have whatever they want. When Bette Midler asked Creative Artists Agency Chairman Michael Ovitz for a black-tie orchestra to accompany her Saturday evening at the Aesculapians Ball, a UCLA Medical School fund-raiser at 20th Century Fox, she says he said, "I'll pay for everything!" Or was it, anything? Whatever, Midler got the orchestra.
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July 18, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Dr. Christian Head, a surgeon at UCLA's medical school, will receive $4.5 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents, the university system announced Thursday. The agreement settles the lawsuit , filed in April, that accused the university of failing to prevent discrimination, harassment and retaliation against Head. The head and neck surgeon alleged that he was retaliated against for filing complaints through normal channels and was denied teaching opportunities.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
Herbalife International says it's all about helping people "pursue healthy, active lives. " UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine likes to think of itself as being in the forefront of medical research and modern healthcare. But the curious relationship between these two supposed champions of healthful living should turn your stomach. Herbalife is the Los Angeles nutritional supplement firm that has become the centerpiece of a ferocious Wall Street tug of war. The major player is hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who contends that Herbalife is a scam to sell overpriced products by fooling people into becoming Herbalife "distributors" by implying the business will make them rich.
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November 25, 1985 | LARRY SOKOLOFF, Sokoloff is a Ventura writer. and
So fierce was Tomas Miranda's desire that his children have all the benefits of American life that three times during the 1950s he carried his pregnant wife across the Rio Grande so that she could give birth in an American hospital. Maria Miranda clung to her husband's back as they made the illegal 100-yard river crossings under moonlight. Once Tomas dropped her in the knee-deep water and worried that she might miscarry. But each time they made it safely to shore and to a hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1993
Unnoticed by the majority of the public, radical changes have been set into motion to diminish or "dumb-down" the medical profession. The UCLA medical school (and many others) no longer issues grades to medical students. They merely pass or fail. The quality of M.D. recipients will decline as a result. Medical schools across the nation have acquiesced to the Clinton executive fiat that the ratio of 70% specialists to 30% general practitioners must be reversed to 30% specialists and 70% generalists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014
Dr. Hans von Leden Treated voice ailments in entertainers, attorneys, ministers and politicians Dr. Hans von Leden, 95, an ear, nose and throat specialist who taught at UCLA and USC and treated voice disorders in singers, attorneys, teachers, politicians, pastors and other professionals, died March 5 at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. No cause was given. Known as a go-to doctor for entertainers stricken with laryngitis, Von Leden traveled to Las Vegas, Reno and elsewhere on short notice to relieve a singer's or actor's symptoms.
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June 28, 1989
Augustus S. Rose, founding chairman of the Department of Neurology at UCLA Medical Center when it started in 1951 and one of a handful of doctors chosen to serve as a Distinguished Physician by the Veterans Administration, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Brentwood. He was 81. Rose had remained head of the UCLA department until his retirement in 1974. Sherman M. Mellinkoff, former UCLA Medical School dean, said, "Under Dr. Rose's leadership, the Department of Neurology achieved national and international respect.
OPINION
February 27, 2013
Re “ Herbalife cozies up with UCLA ,” Column, Feb. 24 If the professors at UCLA are going to sponsor an old-time medicine show, at least the money should go to the school, not into their pockets. I've always held UCLA Medical School in high esteem, but this revelation certainly is a tarnish on its record. I thought doctors had a code of ethics, but maybe not. Hopefully, dishing out Herbalife pablum “does no harm,” but we don't even know that for certain. Bernard J. Patnode Lake Forest, Calif.
OPINION
February 27, 2013
Re “ Herbalife cozies up with UCLA ,” Column, Feb. 24 If the professors at UCLA are going to sponsor an old-time medicine show, at least the money should go to the school, not into their pockets. I've always held UCLA Medical School in high esteem, but this revelation certainly is a tarnish on its record. I thought doctors had a code of ethics, but maybe not. Hopefully, dishing out Herbalife pablum “does no harm,” but we don't even know that for certain. Bernard J. Patnode Lake Forest, Calif.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
Herbalife International says it's all about helping people "pursue healthy, active lives. " UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine likes to think of itself as being in the forefront of medical research and modern healthcare. But the curious relationship between these two supposed champions of healthful living should turn your stomach. Herbalife is the Los Angeles nutritional supplement firm that has become the centerpiece of a ferocious Wall Street tug of war. The major player is hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who contends that Herbalife is a scam to sell overpriced products by fooling people into becoming Herbalife "distributors" by implying the business will make them rich.
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March 13, 2006 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
Two years ago, in a case that garnered international attention, Ernest V. Nelson was arrested and accused of being a middleman in a scheme to sell body parts from corpses donated to UCLA's medical school. Now, Nelson, who has not been charged with a crime, is seeking to clear his name: writing his memoirs, helping lawyers suing the school and filing his own suit against University of California regents and the police officers who arrested him.
OPINION
March 11, 2004
Re "$704,600 Billed for Cadavers," March 9: Why all the fuss about the UCLA cadavers? As I understand it, they were used for the purpose their late owners intended: biological research. If I will my body to an institution for research (as I fully intend to do), I do not care whether that institution uses all of it on its premises or whether it sells off parts to other institutions also engaged in research. I don't care whether those institutions pay for the parts they receive. All I care about is that the body or as many parts as possible are used to advance scientific knowledge.
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January 7, 2004 | Daren Briscoe, Times Staff Writer
Two Los Angeles County supervisors broke into a heated debate on Tuesday over how to fix mounting problems at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center and its affiliated medical school. The exchange occurred between supervisors Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, whose district includes the hospital, and Zev Yaroslavsky, over whether to invite a UCLA official to discuss putting the university in charge of physician training at the hospital. The training is now run by the Charles R.
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November 19, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Dr. J.G. Moore, a former professor and chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA, has died. He was 86. Moore died Oct. 30 of prostate cancer, said his daughter, Barbara Moore. According to UCLA's press office, Moore was one of the first researchers to recognize the usefulness of growing cancer cells in culture to study the effects of various drugs on cancer growth. "Dr. Moore was a remarkably dedicated physician who was greatly respected by all of his colleagues," said Dr.
OPINION
March 11, 2004
Re "$704,600 Billed for Cadavers," March 9: Why all the fuss about the UCLA cadavers? As I understand it, they were used for the purpose their late owners intended: biological research. If I will my body to an institution for research (as I fully intend to do), I do not care whether that institution uses all of it on its premises or whether it sells off parts to other institutions also engaged in research. I don't care whether those institutions pay for the parts they receive. All I care about is that the body or as many parts as possible are used to advance scientific knowledge.
NEWS
July 30, 1987 | JESS BRAVIN, Times Staff Writer
The unnamed UCLA professor accused in a state legislative audit of misusing more than $500,000 in public funds was identified by university officials Wednesday as a renowned authority on tissue transplants who was part of the delegation sent to treat victims of the 1986 Soviet nuclear accident at Chernobyl. According to university spokesman Harlan Lebo, Prof. Paul I.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1996
A class-action lawsuit was filed against the UCLA School of Medicine and others Thursday, charging that the department has illegally disposed of thousands of donated bodies since the 1950s. UCLA responded to the Superior Court complaint, contending that the university has had a "model willed-body service" since problems were identified in 1993. Robert Bennett Jr.
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February 11, 1996 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a damask-draped table in Michael Ovitz's extravagant living room, the dean of the UCLA School of Medicine studies his spinach omelet as Hollywood's most famous talent broker pitches the scholarly physician as his latest discovery. "You want to know how many UCLA deans I've worked with? Three. Three deans and I'll tell you right now, they keep getting better. Better and better. And Jerry here--he's like an energy ball! He can do what has to be done! He's spectacular! Just what UCLA needs!
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