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November '10:

CIM in the Spotlight Feature of the latest UCGHI newsletter
The University of California Global Health Institute has featured the UCLA Center for International Medicine in the spotlight section of the November newsletter. View the article here.

October '10:

UCLA CIM featured in UCLA Daily Bruin
On October 1st, the UCLA Center for International Medicine, Executive Director Eric Savitsky, and Special Advisor Koren Shelton Bertolli were featured in an article published in the UCLA Daily Bruin called "UCLA center helps train international physicians." View the article here.

September '10:

KPCC features the ongoing research work of CIM's Executive Director
On September 30th, UCLA CIM Executive Director Dr. Eric Savitsky was interviewed by KPCC reporter Patricia Nazario about the ongoing research he is leading to develop an ultrasound training simulator. The simulator was one component of a project Dr. Savitsky has been working on with the Department of Defense for the past two years. View the article and hear the radio show here.

CIM Executive Director quoted in The Los Angeles Times
The LA Times featured a project produced by Dr. Eric Savitsky on the front page of their LATExtra section on Monday September 27th. The article highlighted the 2-year effort headed by Dr. Savitsky to create multimedia training materials for military physicians. Dr. Savitsky has led a team of UCLA physicians and staff, and military subject matter experts to complete the project. View the article here.

Dr. Eric Savitsky quoted in Los Angeles Times Blog
The Los Angeles Times ran a supplemental article in their LAT Blog on Monday September 27th highlighting the work of Dr. Eric Savitsky in collaboration with the Department of Defense. View the article here.

United Press International covers Dr. Savitsky's work in their Science section
UPI quoted CIM Executive Director in a feature of his work in the science news section. View the article here.

Work of CIM Executive Director featured in UCLA Newsroom
UCLA Newsroom featured the work of Dr. Eric Savitsky and his UCLA team to create training materials for military healthcare providers. View the article here.

UCLA doctors featured in UCLA Today
Dr. Savitsky along with other UCLA physicians were featured in UCLA Today. They spoke about their work-life balance and how that affects their daily schedules. View the article here.

June '10:

Dr. Savitsky's love of medicine and surf
The Association of American Medical Colleges chose CIM's Executive Director to feature in their June issue. The article focused on Dr. Savitsy's love to medicine and his love for surfing. View the article here.

April '10:

CIM Executive Director quoted in The UCLA Daily Bruin
Following a presentation on the shortage of trained healthcare providers at the UCLA Global Health Awarness Week, CIM Executive Director, Dr. Eric Savitsky was quoted by The UCLA Daily Bruin. View the article here.

March '10:

Change.org Global Health Blog Mentions UCLA CIM
UCLA CIM was mentioned on the popular Change.org Global Health blog referencing a recent CIM white paper written by Dr. Eric Savitsky and Nicole Durden. View the blog entry here.

February '10:

UCLA CIM and UCLA CRESST will host workshop at the 2010 Global Health Conference
Dr. Eric Savitsky, UCLA CIM, and Ms. Eva Baker, UCLA Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, will jointly host a workshop on June 14, 2010 at the Global Health Conference in Washington, D.C. titled "Modern Measures and Metrics: Assessing Health Workforce Training and Education."

NPR writer KC Cole recognizes UCLA CIM
In her February 6th NPR blog post, KC Cole notes the work of the UCLA Center for International Medicine in her article "Diplomacy: What's Science Got To Do With It?". Dr. Eric Savitsky was a panelist at the "Science Diplomacy and the Prevention of Conflict Conference" Conference at USC on February 5 discussing the role of health in science diplomacy.

November ’09:

UCLA CIM enters the Free Range Studios YouTopia grant contest.
The 2009 YouTopia grant offers organizations involved in social causes an opportunity to access world-renowned services from Free Range Studios. The UCLA CIM would use this grant to help raise awareness about the shortage of healthcare workers worldwide and launch a new campaign about the work CIM is doing in this area. Voting is open until December 1, 2009. Vote here.

October ’09:

UCLA CIM announces the launch of its pages on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
The UCLA CIM social networking sites will provide followers with new and updates about the Center, volunteer opportunities, and information on international rotations.

June ’09:

UCLA CIM becomes a member of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
This month CIM joined the movement to promote increased public awareness of the need to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all women and newborns around the world by becoming a member of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. CIM is proud to be a voice within the UCLA community for this great cause and excited to be one of many wonderful member organizations dedicated to this coalition.

April ’09:

UCLA CIM partners with USDFA on African First Ladies Health Summit
Following a newly formed partnership with US Doctors for Africa (USDFA), CIM staff members became involved in the historic event attending sessions and other scheduled events. This partnership will continue as needs identified by the First Ladies are addressed. Read more about the event here.

November ’08:

UCLA CIM & CASIT staff contribute to recently released report from the Brookings Institute
Eric Savitsky, Koren Shelton, and Nicole Durden were all listed as contributors to the newly released report "Voices of America: U.S. Public Diplomacy for the 21st Century" written by Kristen Lord of the Brookings Institute. UCLA CIM and UCLA CASIT staff participated in brainstorming sessions held in Los Angeles and New York this summer.

UCLA CIM & CASIT contributor Bin Dong featured in UCLA Department of Mathematics Newsletter
Bin Dong, a UCLA mathematics grad student, has been featured in the monthly newsletter published by the UCLA Department of Mathematics regarding his work on image processing for ultrasound training at the Center for International Medicine and CASIT.

September ’08:

Bali International Medical Centre Hospital and CIM Enter Educational Partnership
The UCLA Center for International Medicine and the Bali International Medical Centre Hospital have reentered their partnership to provide ongoing emergency medicine education for Indonesia careproviders. The program utilizes volunteer physicians from the United States as they participate in month-long educational rotations at BIMC.

August ’08:

UCLA CIM and Dr. Eric Savitsky featured in the Malibu Times
The UCLA Center for International Medicine and the work of Dr. Eric Savitsky was featured in an article titled "Closing the medical knowledge gap worldwide" in the Malibu Times. (August 2008)




The UCLA Center for International Medicine is proud to have been a part of the historic "African First Ladies Health Summit" held by US Doctors for Africa and African Synergy against AIDS and Suffering on April 20 & 21, 2009. Read more about the event here.