LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation at the University of California, Los Angeles, medical school found that female professors at its Alzheimer's disease research center worked under hostile conditions.
Not many people get to do academic research that has such a direct impact on their families. But Jenny Pharr got started looking at the problems disabled people face in securing medical care because her father is a paraplegic.
The University Medical Center (UMC) hospital faced a lot of heat this year, between budget cuts and a Las Vegas Sun series criticizing its quality of care. A recent New York Times piece even triggered an investigation into what motivated its choice of heart implant companies. UMC's CEO, Kathy Silver, and Biotronik (the implant) company give their explanations, and talk about UMC's future.