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Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE)


The UCLA/VA Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) is a University-based group of academicians that supports high quality research efforts using a health services model.

Emphasizing a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to research, the Center routinely interacts with social scientists, epidemiologists, health economists, psychometricians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, engineers and physicians throughout several medical specialties.

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In partnership with the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, we are developing a novel biosensor, called AbStats, that measures digestion non-invasively by listening to the sounds of the abdomen. Read More »



Diverticulosis Much Less Risky Than Previously Thought, UCLA Researchers Find

In a 15-year study that contradicts the common wisdom on the rate of progression from diverticulosis to diverticulitis, UCLA researchers demonstrate that the risk is significantly lower than previously thought - about 1 percent over seven years. The study appears in the December edition of the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Read more»

Study on New Form of IBS Continues to Attract Coverage

Science Daily Sept. 5; Red Orbit, Zenopa, Health Canal and New-Medical.net Sept. 6; Free Press Journal, Gulf Prices and Financial Express Sept. 7; Medical Horizons Sept. 9; Gastroenterology Update Sept. 10, and the Beverly Hills Courier Sept. 12 reported on a study by Dr. Brennan Spiegel, associate professor of medicine in the division of digestive diseases, that described a new form of irritable bowel syndrome. 



We are employing a new methodology to identify and track patients both qualitatively and quantitatively through the use of social media. Specifically, we are utilizing the social networking and microblogging site, Twitter, to conduct our research. Learn More »

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