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Wellness: September 2014

 
Urban Safari
Huntington Library – I go particularly just to frolic in the gardens (a worldwide flora tour!)
Rose Bowl Flea Market – every second Sunday of the month (check site for admission fee and hours)
 
Eat This – Koreatown Edition
Young King – specializes in Korean-style Chinese foods with favorites such as ja jang myun (noodles with black bean sauce) and tan soo yuk (sweet & sour fried pork)
Soo Won Galbi – just some really great Korean food including galbi but also the SOUPS (e.g. mandoo guk, galbi tang)
Hanbat Sul Lung Tang – serves sol long tang (beef broth based soup – comfort food) CASH ONLY
For more, check out this article in LA Weekly - “Jonathan Gold’s 60 Korean Dishes Every Angeleno Should Know"
 
Local Fun
Camera Obscura (Santa Monica)
Eames House - Case Study House #8 (Pacific Palisades) - tour the private residence of renowned mid-century architects/designers Charles and Ray Eames 
 
We love you. Take care of yourselves. 
 
BEJAMN
Work hard. Play hard.
Feed your minds. Feed yourselves.
Explore and be happy.

Congratulations Justin!

Intern Justin Zaghi just returned from a conference in Washington, DC where he was awarded a $250,000 grant from a Saving Lives at Brain!
 
The grant sponsored by USAID, UKAID, Grand Challenges Canada, and the Norwegian government and will provide monetary support to the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama for rice folic acid fortification program in Nicaragua to prevent neural tube defects.
  
Justin is currently serving as a consultant to INCAP and in the process of formalizing a 501(c)3 non-profit organization called Born Well Project with a mission to design, develop, and implement health projects to reduce the global incidence of birth defects.

Wellness: August 2014

 
Urban Safari
Watts Towers via Expo Line
Angel Flight Railway – “Shortest Railway in the World"
Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tours – Recommend Downtown LA architecture walking tour including the Bradbury Building (seen in “Inconception")
 
Eat This 
Langer’s Delicatessen – Pastrami heaven (Downtown LA)
Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery – Holy Spicy Godmother (Santa Monica)
The Apple Pan – West LA diner institution 
 
Summer Fun 
Pageant of the Masters - July 9th to August 30th, 2014, Nightly at 8:30pm
*As seen on Arrested Development* The Festival of Arts’ crowning jewel and arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. A ninety-minute stage show of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
Address: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost: Weekday: $7; students and seniors $4, Weekend: $10; students and seniors $6, Children 12 or under, Military and Laguna Beach residents are free
 
Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Outdoor movies!
 
Something for everyone at this amazing venue – Classical (Tuesday/Thursday), Jazz (Wednesday), KCRW Festival, Weekend Spectaculars (Friday/Saturday), Sunday Sunset Concerts, and FIREWORKS!!
Next in the seriesCheck calendar
Address: 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Cost: $1 to $100.
 
Brings together a network of Los Angeles-based musicians, visual artists, and creative thinkers for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights.
Features a cash bar with local beers and bites, and runs from 6:00 to 9:00pm 
Next in the series: August 8th "Hosted by Mikael Jorgensen & Cassandra S. Jones” - Jorgensen (keyboardist for Wilco) & wife (new media artist)
Address: 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687
Cost: FREE admission. Parking is $10 after 5:00pm.
 
Jazz at LACMA - Friday nights from April to November starting at 6pm
Features the art of jazz as practiced by leading Southern California artists. No alcohol or glass bottles. 
Next in the series: August 1st – John Daversa Small Band. 
Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Cost: FREE and open to the public. Parking is $12 and free after 7pm. 
 
We love you. Take care of yourselves. 
 
BEJAMN
Work hard. Play hard.
Feed your minds. Feed yourselves.
Explore and be happy.

Journal Club App!

The Evidence: Classic and influential studies every medicine resident should know was published by one of our outstanding cardiology fellows, Jon Soverow. Its available on Amazon for $23 with 5 star reviews! But he just released a version on the Apple app store for both the iPhone and iPad. Its only $.99 for the first two weeks of July. The easiest way to find it is to search for "The Evidence: classic studies." 

Dinner Dance 2014

2014 Internal Medicine Graduation Dinner Dance!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Covel Commons; Cocktails at 7PM, Dinner at 8PM

Congratulations to our very own Jim O'Keefe for winning the Outpatient Teaching Award, and Nimesh Patel, winner of the Resident Teaching Award!

Resident Report

Brian Lichtenstein gave a masterful review of drug-induced thrombocytopenia on 5/6/14 - see it here!

 

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