Mandatory Windows Security Software Updates

Within the upcoming months, DGIT will be installing a new malware protection software, FireEye HX, to all DGIT-managed devices in phases. 

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide a secure environment, we are installing monthly security software updates on all DGIT-managed Windows computers, including computers in clinical spaces and research labs connecting to the UCLA Health network. Please note that computers identified by DGIT and the research community as sensitive-to-patching will not be affected.

  • February 13, 2020
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Health Sciences Development IT Merger


This is your one-stop-shop for all things related to the Health Science Development IT merger. DGIT is committed to helping you navigate through the most recent changes made to your IT support and services. Some of this information includes, training materials and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.


Procurement Portal Updates

We are excited to announce that the Procurement Portal is being updated to improve the current workflows and usability while also updating the look-and-feel.

DGIT's Software Development team will be updating the portal in waves through July. Each release will satisfy the requests and suggestions of the different uses for the portal. This page will list all changes being made to the portal with references to training materials developed for enhancements.

UCLA Health Acquia MVP

In February 2020, we launched the new UCLA Health IT website as the Acquia minimum viable product (MVP). A product MVP provides a basic and minimum set of features for users to adopt, modify, and grow based on their needs. This means that this website is only a small proof-of-concept, paving the way for Health Sciences websites to migrate in the future.

Services available to all Mednet users

Did you know...?

With a Mednet account, you can access various productivity services for free!

DGIT has heard the needs of the Health Sciences schools’ and is able to provide all members of the UCLA Health community with services that are aimed to make your daily work easier. We are able to offer all users with a Mednet account free licenses to the tools and applications below. Click on each service to find out more information on how to access or find if its right for you.

  • February 19, 2020
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Women’s IT Leadership Journey: What We Learned

In case you missed it...

WITH U, Women in Tech Health – UCLA, formed in 2018 to empower women and provide the tools needed to help them drive their careers. To achieve this, women in UCLA Health IT got together to build an inclusive network to empower women to lead, rise, and tackle the challenges of a changing IT landscape. Since their founding, WITH U has led the “Building Connections” program to give women the tools and resources needed to build their personal brand and use it to drive their career to the next step.

  • February 14, 2020
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Box Workshop Recap | August 1

Summer 2019 In case you missed it...

Box Drive is now available for all your devices! For more information, visit our Box webpage.

On August 1, DGIT hosted a workshop on Box and all its features. We had more than 150 people attend in-person with over 70 people connected via Zoom. Our subject matter experts were on hand to talk about:

  • February 14, 2020
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Research Enablement Initiative

Summer 2019

In August 2018, DGIT formed the Research Enablement Initiative to better understand the research community’s technology needs and develop new processes that would allow us to provide secure and sophisticated IT solutions with minimal disruption. The Research Enablement Advisory features representation from across UCLA Health sciences schools and chaired by Dr. Steve Smale has been able to achieve a wide breadth of objectives that will serve as stepping stones in building a more robust technological infrastructure for a thriving research environment.

  • February 14, 2020
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Message from the DGSOM Acting CIO

Summer 2019

In the last year, Dean Kelsey Martin and Dr. Mike Pfeffer have been working closely and diligently on the recruitment of the DGIT Deputy Chief Information Officer to lead the Health Sciences Schools’ IT support and services. The search for this position has garnered the attention of over 100 qualified applicants nationwide. The search is underway with an estimated completion by the end of this calendar year.

  • February 14, 2020
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Lunch and learn with DGIT

Stop by Geffen Hall on October 10 for the second part of our Zoom workshops to learn about Zoom's advanced capabilities!

Join us for the second session in our two-part workshop on Zoom for UCLA Health with our subject matter expert, Sean Stanley. In these sessions, we will walk you through the advanced capabilities of Zoom, HIPAA-compliant web conferencing platform.

  • January 29, 2020
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