The Evolutionary Medicine Program at UCLA promotes and facilitates interdisciplinary education and research between faculty, trainees and students from various clinical and scientific disciplines. Through our programs, we seek to identify and explore novel collaborative initiatives for applying evolutionary principles to biomedical research and clinical science.
Each February, UCLA hosts Evolutionary Medicine, an educational program of activities sponsored by the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and UCLA Department of Medicine.
The Evolutionary Medicine minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with courses that combine the disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology, anthropology, psychology, and zoology with medicine to create new paradigms for investigating and understanding disease.
The Zoobiquity Conferences bring leaders in human and veterinary medicine, wildlife, conservation and evolutionary biology, and behavioral ecology together for collaborations in research, clinical care and public health. These transdisciplinary conferences create greater awareness of the species-spanning nature of health and disease and accelerate biomedical innovation through scientific collaboration between a diverse range of experts in human and animal health.