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UCnetwork: June 2024

June 20, 2024
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Staff Snapshot: Mayté Frías, staff advisor designate to the Regents

Mayté Frías
June 20, 2024
Equity is one of Mayté’s core values and a critical factor in her decision to apply for the role of staff advisor.

UC People: Brija Johnson, inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs

Brija Johnson sitting on a blue chair
June 20, 2024
UCLA Ventures Director Brija Johnson leads a new program that will expand UCLA’s entrepreneurial ties throughout Los Angeles.

Joe Miller shares natural science and conservation with local youth at Fort Ord Natural Reserve

Fort Ord Natural Reserve Director Joe Miller talking to students
June 14, 2024
Joe partners with a nearby high school to give students an opportunity to experience the reserve and explore future career opportunities.

UCLA nurse Lakeysha Pack saves umpire’s life

Lakeysha Pack and Rudy Lopez
June 11, 2024
UCLA nurse Lakeysha Pack saved the life of Rudy Lopez, who collapsed at her son’s baseball game while serving as the umpire.

UC People: Christina Lambert, neuroinclusive workplace advocate

Christina Lambert
June 8, 2024
UC San Diego FSAP Counselor Christina Lambert sheds light on neurodivergence and creating a neuroinclusive workplace.

How UCLA Health’s Pride Network empowers LGBTQ+ employees and patients

UCLA Health staff participate in community-centered events to celebrate PRIDE and promote LGBTQ+ health and wellness. (Photo by Nick Carranza/UCLA Health)
June 4, 2024
UCLA Health’s LGBTQ+ employee group creates workplaces and clinics that welcome people of all genders and sexual orientations.

UC nurses are working to change health policy

June 4, 2024
University of California nurses are using their specialized knowledge to advocate for patient rights in the state and federal legislatures.

DAISY Awards honor exemplary nurses at UC Irvine Health

UCI Health cardiovascular intensive care unit team
June 4, 2024
Nurses chosen for the honor serve as role models and display empathy, connection and interpersonal skills.

UC People: Luz Venegas, champion of gender-expansive perspectives

UCSF Research Analyst Luz Venegas
June 4, 2024
UCSF Research Analyst Luz Venegas shares why respecting gender identity is critical to reducing health care disparities.