With the city of Los Angeles, California continuing to expand and grow, so will the need for necessities, including healthcare. To meet the growing need for healthcare in Los Angeles, hospitals have continued to grow and expand. One hospital that has received more attention over the years in Los Angeles is the Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital.
Located on University of California campus in West Los Angeles, the UCLA hospital is broken up into different sections, including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and UCLA Mattel Children’s Center. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA Hospitals as Best in the West for its 27th consecutive year and is ranked as the 7th best hospital in the United States.
While the hospital is considered elite on its own, part of what makes it a premier, innovative hospital is the medical research that is conducted each year. Each year, the hospital produces an extraordinary amount of necessary medical research, amounting to over $1 billion for medical research, with 5,500 research proposals getting funded in 2017 alone.
UCLA Hospital’s incredible research facility has allowed for countless medical experts to go on to be recognized for the industry’s most prestigious awards. Among UCLA faculty, alumni, and researchers, 14 have gone on to become Nobel Prize winners, 13 faculties became MacAuthor Fellows, and three won the coveted Pulitzer Prize. Because of the incredible programs that UCLA Hospital has to offer, students are getting the opportunity to help reshaped our understanding of the human body, and how it works.
Knowing that UCLA Hospital is home to some of the world’s most cutting edge research, let’s examine some of their great projects currently. The elite medical program at UCLA employs nearly 2,000 full-time faculty members, making it a great university for research. While they research a wide scope of topics in medicine, UCLA has focused on specific areas recently. One area is Alzheimer’s disease, which UCLA Neuroscience does. Using a three-pronged approach, researchers are looking at how the brain changes as the disease progress, and use this to unlock the understanding of its origin. Because of research programs like UCLA, we are getting closer each day to solving some of medicine’s greatest mysteries.
UCLA Hospital is a staple in the Los Angeles area and continues to fund life-saving medical research. If you would like to learn more about Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital, visit their website at www.uclahealth.org/reagan.
About The Author
Jack Nourafshan is a distinguished real estate development professional, entrepreneur, and President of Reliable Properties in Los Angeles, California. Reliable Properties, which Jack originally opened in 1975, is a real estate acquisition, development and management company. In addition to his accomplished career, Jack Nourafshan is also committed to philanthropy and spending time with his family.