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RSVP Today! Separating Facts from Fiction: Public Health Implications of Child Migrants from Central America

The UCLA Blum Center and UCLA Latin American Institute will host a panel discussion examining public health truths and fictions surrounding the migration of children to the United States from Central America while also exploring social service implications. The public health threat angle is just one example of the distortion of information on the plight of migrant children. The consequences of such a distortion are tremendous given the stakes involved for both these children and the future of U.S. immigration reform. A panel of academics, policy makers, and community advocates will discuss the historical context, the public health implications involved in cross-border migration, and what's being done to provide services to these children.
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Team Guardian Wins UCLA Blum Center First Place Prize at 2nd Annual UCLA Inventathon

This past month, the UCLA Blum Center co-sponsored the second annual UCLA Inventathon. After a full-day of innovative thinking and intense brainstorming, Team Guardian became the winners of the competition and took home the first place prizes the UCLA Blum Center provided. Team Guardian created a device that measures abnormal brain signals to more easily monitor chronic kidney disease. All the members of Team Guardian did an outstanding performance in creating an invention that will assist in solving a medical need! Read below what Team Guardian had to say about their road to creating a successful invention.
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Promoting Exchange to Encourage Change by UCLA Health System U Magazine

In this month's U Magazine, UCLA Blum Center Director Dr. Michael Rodriguez (MD '88) is featured as a UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine alumnus for his work with the UCLA Blum Center.
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