Faculty awards, honors, achievements and promotions.

UCLA Dentistry-led Study Finds Ingestible Sensor Could Help People with HIV Stick to Medication Regimen

For people living with HIV, sticking to a prescribed medication regimen is a critical part of staying healthy. However, having to deal with the side effects caused by those medications —nausea and dizziness among them — can lead people to skip doses.

Now, a UCLA-led study of 130 people with HIV suggests that a tiny piece of technology could play a big role in encouraging people to take their medicine on time.

Dr. Honghu Liu and UCLA Peers to Study Health Effects of Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

Dr. Honghu Liu, chair of the School of Dentistry's Section of Public and Population Health, will serve as data and statistical analysis lead alongside a multidisciplinary team of renowned UCLA scientists conducting the Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research Study.

The five-year, $21 million grant from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will focus on health consequences of the 2015–16 Aliso Canyon gas leak disaster.

Meet Dr. Yvonne Hernandez-Kapila, Associate Dean for Research

A new era of discovery is underway at the UCLA School of Dentistry with the appointment of Dr. Yvonne Hernandez-Kapila as associate dean for research and the Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Chair.

Beginning her UCLA tenure in May 2022, Dr. Hernandez-Kapila oversees a robust research program with more than $21M in contracts and grants awarded last fiscal year, with approximately 50 active initiatives at any given time.

Dr. Flavia Pirih accepted into the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM)

Dr. Flavia Pirih Associate Professor and Tarrson Family Endowed Chair in Periodontics has been accepted into the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM).

ELAM is a core program of Drexel University College of Medicine dedicated to developing professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in the health care environment. For additional information please visit www.drexel.edu/elam

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