UCLA Health

Greater Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Walk Set for Oct. 22

Sindi Mafu was doing household chores when she started sweating profusely and felt a crushing pain in her chest. She was having a heart attack. According to Sindi, she never imagined a heart attack could happen to a healthy 37-year-old like her. The wife and mother of two toddlers is grateful to be alive and have the chance to see her children grow up.

100 Black Men of Los Angeles host 40th Anniversary Gala

Oct. 23 event to honor Maxine Waters, Holly Mitchell and Dr. Thomas Parham, Wells Fargo and Salesforce

The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles will be holding its 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 5pm. 

Founded in 1981, the mission of 100 Black Men of Los Angeles is to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities through the enhancement of educational and economic opportunities.  The non-profit professional mens organization provides talent and leadership to Black youth.

Respiratory Emissions During Birth Increase RIsk of COVID Transmission

Transmission risks for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases rise during labor with patients’ heavier breathing, according to a study released today by a UCLA-led research team which recommends that all health care providers in the labor and delivery room have access to proper personal protective equipment.

Bullied Employee Collects $1.58 Million From UC Regents

Former UCLA employee Nicole Birden said she feels “good about her victory” now that UC regents have been ordered to pay her $1.58 million, as compensation for her experience in what she and her attorney James DeSimone are calling a hostile and racist work environment. Birden, who is African American, said she was constantly bullied and called names including the N word during her work as a phlebotomist for UCLA. She was eventually terminated, she said, without ever having been written up or subject to any other disciplinary action.

Ex-UCLA Employee Awarded Nearly $1.6M in Harassment Suit

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury rejected Nicole Birden’s claim that she was fired in 2016 due to her race, but the panel determined she was subjected to severe or pervasive harassment because she is black and that her supervisors failed to take corrective actions.