UCLA Biodesign Fellow Tackles Supply Chain Shortages for COVID-19 Testing April 24, 2020
Recognizing a critical shift in health system needs, UCLA Biodesign Fellow, Dr. Gabe Oland, co-leads the UCLA Health COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab task force and IRB study, to address 3D printed swab options in light of scarce testing supplies.
National Registry Quickly Set Up to Help Doctors Understand Risks COVID-19 Poses to Pregnant Women and Newborns April 8, 2020
New national registry launched by UCLA Biodesign Fellow and UCLA Health OBGYN specialist, Dr. Yalda Afshar, in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco to determine possible effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women and newborns. As covered by the Washington Post, Kaiser Health News, WebMD and news outlets, KABC-TV, KCBS-AM and NBC Bay Area.
UCLA Biodesign Fellow Builds Ventilator Prototype from Home Depot Parts March 27, 2020
UCLA Biodesign Fellow, Glen Meyerowitz, applied his knowledge of oxygen flow as a former rocket engineer at Space-X to build a low-cost mechanical ventilator prototype in response to predicted shortages and the need for ventilators in resource-constrained settings. As covered by TIME, MedGadget, Los Angeles Business Journal and news outlets, KCAL-TV, KCBS-TV and NBC.
Startup Health Recognizes Growing Los Angeles Healthtech Ecosystem November 19, 2019
Startup Health recognizes the UCLA Biodesign Hub and top 14 emerging healthtech companies driving the growth of the Southern California ecosystem, including Lactation Lab,founded by UCLA physician, Dr. Stephanie Canale.