A Chain of Good Luck
In 2008, Steve Shaevel, Director of Academic Personnel, became part of a chain of kidney donors, who would forever change his life. Steve’s wife, Gail, was suffering from kidney failure and her only hope to lead a normal life was to undergo a kidney transplant. Gail’s luck changed when a kidney donor was located for her through a program called the UCLA Kidney Exchange Program. Shortly after Gail’s procedure, Steve “paid it forward” by donating one of his healthy kidneys to a man who was on dialysis.
Steve’s uplifting story, along with several others, was featured in the UCLA Urology Update Winter 2013 newsletter.
Steven Shaevel (right) gave a kidney to Allan Soriano(second from left) after Mr. Shaevel’s wife, Gail (second from right) received a kidney from another stranger. Also pictured: Josie Soriano, who donated a kidney to another stranger after her husband received his.
Welcome to New Assistant Dean of Finance & CFO – Nancy Rambo
Last November, the School of Dentistry welcomed its new Assistant Dean of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Nancy Rambo. Nancy comes to the School of Dentistry with a very impressive background in finance from universities. Prior to UCLA, she was the Finance Director for Research at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Prior to that, she worked at Villanova University for ten years, seven years as Budget Manager reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the last three as Director of Finance and Operations at the business school. Nancy has a Master’s degree in Finance from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
Nancy relocated to Los Angeles with her husband from Washington D.C. and enjoys hiking, biking and skiing. We wish Nancy well in her new position.
Staff Personnel Actions - October 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013
|New Hires to Campus|
|Chase Bernetich||Facilities Administrator||Facilities Planning Office||Oct. 8, 2012|
|Nancy Rambo||Asst. Dean for Finance & CFO||Dean's Suite||Nov. 1, 2012|
|Brendan John||Sr. Public Admin. Analyst||Pediatric Dentistry||Nov. 5, 2012|
||Dental Asst.||Straumann||Nov. 26, 2012|
|Transferred from Other Dept./University|
|Linhua Zou||Laboratory Asst.||Adv. Prosthodontics||Dec. 3, 2012|
|Aaron Sanchez||Financial Analyst||Public Health & Community Dentistry||Jan. 4, 2013|
|Gwendolyn Petite||Clinical Asst.||Periodontics||Jan. 31, 2013|