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Chiefs' Blog

Regional SGIM

THANK YOU to all SGIM attendees/presenters and CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners from this weekend’s Regional SGIM Meeting!
(of note, not all attendees or winners present in photo)
Clinical Vignettes

1st Olawale Amubieya University of California, Los Angeles "Heart failure presenting as abdominal pain"

2nd Angelica Zen, University of California, Los Angeles /Cedars-Sinai “Surfer’s myelopathy: a rare nontraumatic spinal cord injury associated with novice surfers"


Student Clinical Vignettes

3rd Natasha Cuk University of California, Los Angeles "Management of treatment refractory gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma"


We are so proud.


Wellness: January 2015

Laughter is an instant vacation – Milton Berle
Louie CK at The Forum 1/11/2015 - https://www.louisck.net/tour-dates 
Riot LA in Downtown 1/16-2/2015 - 1/18/2015 - http://www.riotla.com 
Body Exercise
Will Rogers State Historic Park – hike, visit the horses, and tour the amazing retreat of the 1930s icon, Will Rogers - http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=626 
Ice skating in LA (open until 1/19/2015)
— The Rink in Downtown Burbank (Burbank) - http://dtnbur.com/event/the-rink-in-dtn-bur-2
— Woodland Hills Ice (Woodland Hills) - http://woodlandhillsice.com/ice
— Downtown on Ice (Pershing Square) - http://holidayicerinkdowntownla.com 
— ICE at Santa Monica (Santa Monica) - http://www.downtownsm.com/ice 
Right Brain Exercise
Sink or Swim: Designing a Sea for Change – Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City) - http://annenbergphotospace.org
Target Free Monday at the LACMA (Downtown) 1/19/2015 - free day at the museum and live music by Minyo Station at 12:30 and 2:45 pm - http://www.lacma.org/event/target-free-holiday-monday-0 
Eat this
Cheeseburger Week (Pasadena) 1/11/2015-1/16/2015 - http://www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com 
LA Cookie Con (Pasadena) 1/25/2015 10am-5pm – Pasadena Convention Center - http://www.lacookiecon.com 
We love you. Take care of yourselves. 
Work hard. Play hard.
Feed your minds. Feed yourselves.
Explore and be happy.

Wellness: December 2014

Thanks for all of your outstanding work and dedication this year and this holiday season.  Take some time to enjoy your friends, family, and various festive activities around LA in your time off this year.


ICE at Santa Monica

Think the only skating to be done in LA this holiday season is on four wheels? Think again! Head to downtown Santa Monica for some good old fashioned ice skating. 


ICE at Santa Monica



LA Zoo Lights

Holiday lights return to Griffith Park-- now at the LA Zoo!



Old Pasadena Artisanal Holiday Market

Enjoy the quaint streets of Old Pasadena at this festive day of crafts, eats, and holiday cheer.





Happy Thanksgiving!

Teresa was kind enough to get Thanksgiving delivered to the residents on call this Thursday! The chiefs could not be more thankful for all our outstanding residents who worked so hard this holiday weekend to care for all our sick patients. 

Wellness: November 2014

Exposition Park – for the big kid in all of us!
Natural History Museum – Blue diamonds, dinosaurs, nature lab!
California Science Center – Space Shuttle Endeavor, Galapagos in 3D!
California African American Museum – Films, plays, studio art!
Los Angeles Coliseum & Sports Arena – Walk in the footsteps of giants or just watch a football game!
Eat This
Mercado La Paloma - Mexican, Oaxacan, Thai, Ehtiopian, and shops!
Local Fun
ICE in Downtown Santa Monica – Ice skating in Southern California, Admission with skate rental : $15 (November 1, 2014 — January 19, 2015) 
We love you. Take care of yourselves. 
Work hard. Play hard.
Feed your minds. Feed yourselves.
Explore and be happy.


Congratulations, Dr. William Finch, Dr. Brenton Bauer, and Dr. Faysal Saab for winning the Doctor's Dilemma Competition (Jeopardy-style game) at the ACP Regional Meeting!  They will be representing Southern California at the national competition in Boston in April! Go team UCLA!


Wellness: October 2014

Fall foliage anyone? Autumn has come!



ROGA: Santa Monica Pier

Enjoy a free group run and yoga on the beach!





Halloween comes to LA:


Take your pick! From theme parks, to “Haunts on Wheels”, to haunted houses, a cauldron of fun and spookiness is brewing…



Downtown LA Art Walk:

Music, galleries, people galore.  Enjoy this free event the second Thursday of every month!




Have fun, and take care of yourselves :)









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. 
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. 
Work hard. Play hard.
Feed your minds. Feed yourselves.
Explore and be happy.
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