Bruin, M.D. Newsletter
MAA QUARTERLY, Winter 2016



Reflections: Volunteering at the Venice Family Clinic by Nancy Sicotte, M.D., (RES ’96, FEL’98)

I began volunteering at the Venice Family Clinic during my neuroimaging fellowship at UCLA. It was a great way to balance the sometimes solitary and esoteric world of image processing with real life clinical neurology, while allowing me to keep up my general neurology skills. I was inspired by Barbara Vickrey M.P.H. '90, M.D., who was a faculty volunteer and clinic supervisor during my first year as a volunteer. Other longtime volunteers include Sy Young, M.D., who also trained in neurology at UCLA. A more recent recruit is Ed Teng, M.D., Ph.D., who started seeing patients with me during his residency. Read More »

Under the Scope

Under the Scope

A Late-in-Life Gift of Song by
Gerald “Jerry” S. Linder, M.D. ’61 (RES ’64)  

There are those who have the good fortune to be able to sing well from a very young age. Others are not so lucky and cannot sing at all throughout their lives. Amazingly, a few of them receive the gift of being able to sing well through an accident that affects their hearing. Such a gift is precious to them, a miracle to be fully enjoyed and shared with others. Read More »

Postcard from Guatemala

Postcards from Guatamala

Postcard from Guatemala
by Marjorie Fine, M.D. ’75, (RES ’80)

For the last decade, first as a volunteer and then as a nondenominational mission leader, I have brought volunteer teams of specialty surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists and lay volunteers to underserved foreign provinces to deliver direct patient care. In these settings, there is no infrastructure, no paperwork and no committees; patients in need of surgical care are the only requirement. Read More »

Director's Corner

Director's Corner

New Year’s greetings from the MAA. I hope your 2016 is off to a great start.

If a membership to the UCLA Alumni Association was on your holiday wish list, you received it. In 2015, all MAA members automatically became members of the UCLA Alumni Association. The basic level membership provides access to a wide range of services, including the UCLA Library system, recreation programs, and LinkedIn group, with an option to upgrade your membership to the Blue or Gold level. Read More »


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