For more than 50 years, with gifts to multiple areas, Eugene Rosenfeld ’56 and Maxine Rosenfeld have made UCLA a priority when it comes to their philanthropic contributions. And their recent $20 million commitment to campus is a boon for a top priority for medical education at the university — simulation training.
A State-of-the-Art Training Center
The support will enable UCLA to advance this critical practice in preparing future health care professionals by expanding and revitalizing the Learning Resource Center. Renovating this space is essential to attracting and preparing future leaders in healthcare.
Soon to be named Eugene & Maxine Rosenfeld Hall, the facility will emerge as one of few destinations in the nation that unites mock clinical experiences, surgical and procedural simulation, and interprofessional emergency and hospital team training in a central location under one roof.
A Prime Location
“The philanthropic partnership with the Rosenfelds will revolutionize UCLA’s facilities to maximize knowledge, giving David Geffen School of Medicine a competitive advantage and leading to greater healthcare efficiencies and more personalized patient care,” says Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Gerald S. Levey, MD, Endowed Chair.
At 700 Westwood Plaza, Rosenfeld Hall is close to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which includes UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. This makes it ideally situated for physicians, residents, trainees, nurses, and clinical researchers.
A Perfect Fit
“Our passions for education and the health sciences intersect perfectly on this project,” says Maxine Rosenfeld. “Serving on the medical school’s Board of Visitors has given me an inside look at what it takes to run a top-tier medical school and health enterprise, so we’re thrilled to support one of UCLA Health Sciences’ highest priorities.”
Published June 2018