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                                VENA RICKETTS, M.D.



Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
14445 Olive View Drive
Sylmar, CA 91342
Phone: (818) 364-3108
Fax: (18) 364-3268

EDUCATION

1968-1970      Associate Degree
               Major in Chemistry
               Graduated with Honors
               N.Y.C.C., New York, New York
1970-1972      Valedictorian - Biochemistry
               Graduated with Honors
               Richmond College
               Staten Island, New York
1972-1976      Medical School
               University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
               Los Angeles, California 90024

POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING

1976-1977      Internship: Rotating with Emphasis on Medicine
               Harbor General Hospital
               Carson, California
1977-1979      Internal Medicine
               Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital
               San Fernando Valley
1987-1991      Toxicology Preceptorship

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1979-present   Basic Life Support
1980-present   Advance Cardiac Life Support
1981-present   Advance Trauma Life Support
1982-present   Instructor, Advance Cardiac Life Support




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LICENSURE

1977        California Board Certification
            Physician and Surgeon #G36468
1977        Drug Enforcement Agency #AR 8096390
1981        Board Certified, Internal Medicine
1989        Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
1999        Re-Certification, Emergency Medicine

ACADEMIC HONORS

1968-1970   Dean's Honors List
            Tau Phi Sigma
            N.Y.C.C., New York, New York
1970-1972   Valedictorian
            Dean's Honors List
            Graduated with Honors
            Richmond College, Staten Island, N.Y.
1987        Alumni Gold Award
            for Academic Achievements
            Alumni Association, Vere Technical High School
1990        Fellow American College of Emergency Medicine

OTHER HONORS

1986        Employee of the Month
            Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, California

1994        Chairman’s Golden Olive Teaching Award
            In recognition for outstanding clinical instruction

1994        “The Best of the Best”
            Certificate of appreciation, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

1997        Sylmar Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year
            For community service

1997        City of Los Angeles Congratulations for Community Service
            From Hal Bernstein and Richard Alacorn

1999        The American Red Cross Spirit Award
            To outstanding local hospital heroes




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OTHER HONORS (continued)

2000        The National Emergency Residents Association “Augustine D’Orta Award For
            Excellence in Health Policy and Community Service”

2001        The Nelle Reagan Award For Distinguished Community Service

2002        Olive-View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation Appreciation For Leadership
            Vice President of Programs Committee

RECOGNITION

Earthquake Preparedness Exhibition, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
1991        California Legislature Assembly
1991        County of Los Angeles
1991        City of Los Angeles

1992-1993   Outstanding Leadership as Founding President
            Olive View-UCLA Faculty Council

1992        Cost Containment in the Emergency Department-Saving Olive View-UCLA
            Medical Center $35,000 Annually
            Recognition by Robert C. Gates
            Director, Department of Health Services
            Los Angeles County

1994        Certificate of Appreciation: Outstanding Public Relations
            Organizing 1st Annual Health Care Day
            Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
            (400 Middle School-High School Students)

1994        Productivity Award Member PACE Committee (Patient Care Efficiency
            Committee)
            Department of Emergency Medicine
            Recognition by Robert C. Gates, Director, Department of Health Services
            Los Angeles County

1994        Health Services Quality and Productivity Award
            Community Service & Health Education Award




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RECOGNITION (continued)

1995       Jamcal Association
           Los Angeles County Recognition: Provide funds for health care delivery to
           Childrens Hospital, Jamaica, WI

1997       Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation
           Recognition for years of leadership

1999       Commendation, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
           Exemplary efforts during Joint Commission Unit Review at Olive View-
           UCLA Medical Center

           Commendation, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
           For dedicated community service

2001       Nancy Reagan
           Office of Nancy Reagan: Congratulatory letter on receiving the Nelle Reagan
           Award for Distinguished Community Service

           President George W. Bush
           The White House, Washington, DC: Congratulatory letter on receiving Nelle
           Reagan Award

           Howard L. Berman
           Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, Washington, DC:
           Congratulatory letter

           Howard P. McKeon
           Congress of the United States, House of Representatives: Congratulatory letter

           Diane Feinstein
           United States Senate, Washington, DC: Recognition and congratulatory letter

           Henry A. Waxman
           Member of Congress, House of Representatives: Congratulations for
           distinguished community service

           Barbara Boxer
           United States Senate, Washington, DC: Congratulations for distinguished
           community service




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RECOGNITION (continued)

           Brad Sherman
           House of Representatives, Congressional Record—Proceedings and Debates of
           the 107th Congress, First Session: Tribute to Dr. Vena Ricketts for Outstanding
           Achievements in Community Service

           Governor Gray Davis
           Governor of California: Commendation for distinguished community service

           Keith S. Richman, M.D.
           Member of the Assembly, California State Legislature: Certificate of Recognition

           Richard Alarcon
           California State Senate: Congratulations on receiving the “Nelle Reagan Award”

           Robert M. Herzberg
           Speaker of the Assembly, California State Assembly: Congratulations

           Paul Koretz
           Assemblymember, 42nd District, Chair, Assembly Committee on Labor
           Employment: Tribute to Dr. Vena Ricketts, Distinguished Community Service

           Bill Jones
           Secretary of State, State of California: Congratulations

           Bill Lockyer
           Attorney General, State of California, Office of the Attorney General:
           Congratulations

           Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
           Congratulations, adopted by order of the Board of Supervisors of the County of
           Los Angeles, State of California

           Zev Yaroskavsky
           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles: Congratulations

           Michael D. Antonovich
           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles: Congratulations




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RECOGNITION (continued)

           Alex Padilla
           City Council, City of Los Angeles: Recognition on receiving the “Nelle Reagan
           Award”

           Bernard C. Parks
           Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department: Congratulations

           Kenneth O. Garner
           Captain, Foothill Community Office: Certificate of Recognition for commitment
           to the community and spirit of volunteerism

AWARDS

1995       Healthy Beginnings Community Outreach
           Best Community Involvement
           Los Angeles County Productivity Award

1996       California Association of Public Hospitals
           Honorable Mention, Management Excellence Awards

1996       California Department of Health Services
           Inaugural Year: Special Achievement Awards for
           Innovation in Maternal Child Health

1996       Healthy Beginnings
           National Association of Counties:
           Washington, DC Model County Program Social Service Award Recognition

1996       Outstanding Support & Dedication
           The Healthy Generation Program

1997       Healthy Beginnings
           Certificate of Appreciation from the community

1997       Healthy Beginnings
           Los Angeles Times Community Partnership
           Award in Health Service




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AWARDS (continued)

1997          Healthy Beginnings
              Congressional Award
              Congress of the United States, House of Representatives

1997          Healthy Beginnings
              National Association of Public Hospitals (NAPH)
              Safety Net Community Award, Honorable Mention

1997          Arthritis Self-Help Program
              Recognition Award
              Arthritis Foundation

1997          Sylmar Chamber of Commerce
              Woman of the Year for Community Service

1997          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation
              Appreciation Award for Leadership, 1994-97

2001          Nelle Reagan Award for Distinguished Community Service
              Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation

2002          Appreciation For Leadership as Vice President of Programs
              Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation

COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANTS

Healthy Beginnings
1993-98      Weingart Foundation, Los Angeles Times Partnership, Kaiser Foundation --
             $130,000

1998          Michael Eisner Foundation Grant -- $25,000

2001          UniHealth -- $198,633

2001          Kaiser Permanente -- $10,000

Arthritis Self-Help Program
1996           Weingart Foundation -- $10,000

1997          Arthritis Foundation -- $15,000




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COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANTS (continued)

1997           Weingart Foundation -- $15,000

1997           Pacific Telesis Group -- $1,500

1998           Searles Partnership Award -- $50,000

2000           Searles Partnership Award -- $30,000

2001           Arthritis Foundation -- $10,000

Diabetes Program
2001         Entertainment Foundation -- $24,347

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

1969           Tau Phi Sigma
1972-1976      Co-Chairperson
               Student National Medical Association
               UCLA Chapter
1976-present   National Association of Interns and Residents
1986-present   American Medical Association
1987-present   Secretary - Olive View Medical Center Foundation
1987-present   American College of Emergency Physicians
1987-present   National Medical Association
1990-present   Fellow American College of Emergency Medicine
1990-present   Association of Black Women Physicians
1991-present   Charles Drew Medical Society
1991-present   Association of Women in Emergency Medicine
1993-1998      Vice President Financial Development
               Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation
1994-1998      President - Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation
1999-2002      Vice President Programs
               Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

1966-1967      Medical Technician
               Montifiore
               Bronx, New York




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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND (continued)

1967-1972    Medical Technologist
             Full-time Student
             Research - Special Hematology
             N.Y.U. Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital
             26th Street - First Avenue
1977-1978    Attending Physician - In-patient Care
             Bellflower Hospital
             Long Beach
1978-1979    Emergency Room Physician
             Olive View Medical Center
             Van Nuys, California
1979-1981    Physician Specialist
             Department of Ambulatory Care
             Olive View Medical Center
             Van Nuys, California
1981-1985    Attending Physician - Continuing Care Clinic
             Department of Ambulatory Care
             Olive View Medical Center
             Van Nuys, California
1981-present Ward Attending Physician
             Department of Medicine
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1981-present Senior Physician
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1981-1985    Assistant Clinical Professor (voluntary)
             Department of Ambulatory Care
             Olive View Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1985-1992    Assistant Clinical Professor (compensated)
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1985-1987    Acting Director
             Combined Olive View-UCLA Emergency Residency Program
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View Medical Center
             Sylmar, California




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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND (continued)

1985-1987    Acting Chief
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1986-1987    Coordinator
             Emergency Medicine Residency Program
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1987-1992    Assistant Chief
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Sylmar, California
1987-present Director, Quality Assurance
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1992-1993    Acting Chief
             Department of Emergency Medicine
1992-present Associate Clinical Professor (Compensated)
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1992-1993    Founding President, Olive View-UCLA Faculty Council
             Accomplishments:
                    Greater Recognition for AClinical Compensated Series@
                    Increase Representation of Olive View-UCLA Faculty on UCLA Faculty
                    Council
                    Representation for OV-UCLA Faculty on SPAC Committee
                    Proposal to the SPAC Committee that modifiers denoting
                    particular series be dropped
                    AManaged Care@ Formal Presentation to Olive View-UCLA
                    Faculty on Developing a Managed Care System
                    Faculty Representation on Medical Executive Committee and
                    Service Chiefs= Committee
                    Provide the Mechanism for Faculty Awareness on Important
                    Issues and the Dissemination of Information




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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND (continued)

1993-present Director, Community Outreach & Service
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1994-present Director, Medical Outreach, TCOTW
1999-present Professor of Medicine
             UCLA School of Medicine
1999-2002    Vice President of Programs; Chair, Programs Committee
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

1975-1977    Minority Admission Committee
             UCLA Medical Center
             Los Angeles, California
1979-present Chairperson, Quality Improvement Committee
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
             Chairperson, Policy and Procedure Committee
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1979-1988    Chairperson, Sexual Assault Committee
             Olive View Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1979-1989    Assistant Chairperson, Emergency Room Advisory Committee
             Department of Emergency Medicine
             Olive View Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1979-present Member, Management Staff Committee
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1979-1993    Member, Medical Executive Committee
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1979-1993    Member, External Disaster Committee
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California




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COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (continued)

1979-1993    Member, Internal Disaster Committee
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1979-1995    Member Patient Flow Committee
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1979-1989    Member, Product Evaluation Committee
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1985-1993    Member/Secretary, Olive View Medical Center Foundation Committee
             Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1989-1995    Member, Strategic Planning Steering Committee
1989-1996    Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
             Sylmar, California
1992-1994    Vice President - Financial Development -- Olive View-UCLA Medical
             Center Foundation
             Accomplishment:
                    Development of a foundation wall
                    Unveiling Nelle Reagan Portrait -- Olive View-UCLA Medical
                    Center (event raised $12,000 for the Foundation)
                    AWings to the Future@ sculpture
                    (symbolizes commitment of the Foundation to the Medical
                    Center)
                    Provides 200 nameplates for supporters, sponsors, patrons, etc.,
                    to the Foundation
                    Chair, 8th Annual Nelle Reagan Award Dinner
                    Seed Grant $65,000
1993-present Chairperson, Olive View-UCLA DEM Community Service Program
1994-1995    Chairperson, Strategic Planning Subcommittee
             Community Service -- Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
1994-1997    Member Board of Trustees -- Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
1994-1997    President, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation
             Accomplishments:      1995 Fund Raising Efforts -- $118,000
                                   1996 Fund Raising Efforts -- $110,000
                                   1997 Fund Raising Efforts -- $120,000
             New Programs:         Arthritis Self Help
                                   Cancer Awareness
1996-present Patient Education Committee -- Olive View-UCLA Medical Center




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COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (continued)

1997-2000    Immediate Past President -- Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation
1997-present Medical Director -- World Team Medical Outreach TCOTW
1997-present Patient Satisfaction/Waiting Room Renovation Committee
1998-1999    Radiology Reengineering Subcommittee
1998-1999    Admissions Reengineering Subcommittee
1998-present Chair -- Olive View-UCLA Community Health Education & Recognition Day
1999-2002    Vice President, Programs, Chair, Programs Committee – Olive View-UCLA
             Medical Center
2001-present Board Member, Wealth of Nations – Organization established to assist in
             changing the behavior of children at risk in the Juvenile Hall system
2001-present Present Member UCLA Medical Alumni Association
2001         Co-Chair – Fund Raising and Medical School Reunion
             2001 Fund Raising Efforts for Class 1976 -- $190,000 Scholarship Fund

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Active involvement with the following:

1983           Accreditation of Olive View Medical Center
1984           American Heart Association
1985           Accreditation of Combined Olive View-UCLA Residency Program
1985           Combined Emergency Medicine Residency Program
1985           Development of Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View
               Medical Center
1987           Olive View Medical Center Hospital Accreditation
1990           Olive View Medical Center Hospital Accreditation
1993           Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Hospital Accreditation
1996           Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Hospital Accreditation
1999           Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Hospital Accreditation
2002           Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Hospital Accreditation

TEACHING PRESENTATIONS

1995           “Anisocoria: A Practical Approach to Evaluation of the Eye”
               Department of Emergency Medicine
               Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
1996           “Drug Overdose”
               Department of Emergency Medicine
               Olive View-UCLA Medical Center




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TEACHING PRESENTATIONS (continued)

1996      “Vaginal Bleeding 1st Trimester”
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
1996      “Evaluation and Management of Fractures in Pediatric Population”
          Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
1998      “Update: Drugs in Pregnancy”
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
1998      “Poisonous Plants in California”
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
          UCLA School of Medicine
1998      “What=s New in the Management of Pediatric Injuries?”
          Kern County Medical Center
          San Bernardino, California
1999      “Risk Management in the ED”
          Morbidity and Mortality Conference
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
1999      “Orthopedic Injuries: A Guide for the Emergency Medicine Physician”
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
2000      “Emergency Management of Ophthalmologic Disorders”
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
2000      “Risk Management for the Emergency Physician”
          Morbidity and Mortality Conference
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
2001      “Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries”
          Department of Pediatrics
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
2001      “Initial Approach to Orthopedic Injuries”
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
2001      “Risk Management – Case Review”
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center




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TEACHING PRESENTATIONS (continued)

2002      “Endocrine Emergencies”
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
2002      “Risk Management for the Emergency Department Physician”
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
2002      “Ophthalmology Emergencies
          Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
2002      “Evaluating the Weak and Dizzy Patient”
          M & M Department of Emergency Medicine
          Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

GUEST LECTURE SERIES

1996      “Drug Effects of Drugs and the Unborn Child”
          Kern County Medical Center
          San Bernardino, California
1996      “Avoiding Orthopedic Pitfalls”
          National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, and
          Cardiopulmonary Disease
          Hotel del Coronado
          San Diego, California
1996      “Injuries in the Pediatric Population”
          National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease/Pediatrics and
          Cardiopulmonary Diseases
          Copley Plaza
          Boston, Massachusetts
1997      “Selected Topics in Emergency Gynecology”
          National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease/Pediatrics and
          Cardiopulmonary Diseases
          Hotel del Coronado
          San Diego, California
1998      “What’s New in the Management of Pediatric Injuries?”
          Kern County Medical Center
          San Bernardino, California
1998      “Update on Management of Calcium Channel Blockers”
          Kern County Medical Center
          San Bernardino, California




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GUEST LECTURE SERIES (continued)

1998       “Avoiding Pediatric Orthopedics Pitfalls”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease, Pediatrics and
           Critical Care
           Hotel del Coronado
           San Diego, California
1999       “Serious Poisoning in the Pediatric Population”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease, Pediatrics and
           Cardiology
           Hotel del Coronado
           San Diego, California
1999       “Pitfalls in Recognition & Management of Pediatric Fractions
           Pediatric Toxicology: The Serious Ingestions”
           National Conference on Advances in Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease,
           Critical Care and Pediatrics
           La Fonda Hotel
           Santa Fe, New Mexico
2000       “Ophthalmologic Emergencies”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease, Pediatrics
           and Critical Care
           Hotel del Coronado
           San Diego, California
2000       “Ophthalmologic Emergencies”
           Kern County Medical Center
           San Bernardino, California
2001       “Vaginal Bleeding in the First Trimester of Pregnancy”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
           Pediatrics, and Critical Care
           Loews Coronado Hotel
           San Diego, California
2001       “Pearls in Orthopedic Injuries”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
           Pediatrics, and Critical Care
           Loews Coronado Hotel
           San Diego, California
2001       “Clinical Pearls in Orthopedic Injuries”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
           Pediatrics, and Critical Care
           La Fonda Hotel
           Santa Fe, New Mexico




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GUEST LECTURE SERIES (continued)

2001       “Vaginal Bleeding in the First Trimester of Pregnancy”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
           Pediatrics, and Critical Care
           Copley Plaza Hotel
           Boston, Massachusetts
2001       “Clinical Pearls in Orthopedic Injuries”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
           Pediatric, and Critical Care
           Copley Plaza Hotel
           Boston, Massachusetts
2002       “Endocrine Emergencies”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
           and Critical Care
           Loews Coronado Hotel
           San Diego, California
2002       “Endocrine Emergencies”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
           and Critical Care
           La Fonda Hotel
           Santa Fe, New Mexico
2002       “Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries”
           Kaiser Permanente Hospital
           Department of Pediatrics
           Woodland Hills, California
2002       “Management and Evaluation of Acute Vaginal Loss /
           Endocrine Emergencies”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
           and Critical Care
           Copley Plaza Hotel
           Boston, Massachusetts
2002       “Update on Drugs in Pregnancy”
           Northridge Hospital Medical Center
           Roscoe Blvd. Campus
           Northridge, California
2003       “Ophthalmologic Emergencies and Neurological Emergencies”
           National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
           and Critical Care
           Loews Coronado Hotel
           San Diego, California




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GUEST LECTURE SERIES (continued)

2003          “Ophthalmologic Emergencies and Neurological Emergencies”
              National Conference on Advances in Infectious Disease,
              and Critical Care
              Copley Plaza Hotel
              Boston, Massachusetts
2003          “Pediatric Injuries Part II”
              Kaiser Permanente Hospital
              Department of Pediatrics
              Woodland Hills, California

COURSE DIRECTOR

1983-present Basic EKG Reading of Arrhythmias (13-week course)
             Department of Nursing
1984-present ACLS Course at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

RESEARCH

1987          The Evaluation of Intravenous Flumazenil in the Emergency
              Department When Used to Reverse the Physiologic and Behavioral
              Signs and Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Toxicity in Patients with
              Suspected Benzodiazepine Overdose@
              Co-Investigator
              Olive View Medical Center
              Sylmar, California
2000          Kyriacou D, Ricketts V, Dyne P, McCollough M, Talan D: A four-year time study
              analysis of emergency department patient care efficiency. Annals of Emergency
              Medicine (published).



BOOK CHAPTERS

Ricketts V, Digitalis Toxicity and Antibody Therapy: A new treat of an old agent
American College of Emergency Physicians, Home Study VII, Dallas Texas, ACEP
(published).

1999          Ricketts V, Vaginal Bleeding: Signs & Symptoms in Emergency Medicine: A
              Literature Based Approach to Emergent Conditions (published).




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COMMUNITY SERVICE

1982-1984      Volunteer Physician
               House of Magdalene (home for unwed mothers)
1984-1997      Volunteer Physician
               Centrum Rehabilitation (both homes for runaways and prostitutes)
1987-1997      Volunteer Physician
               Fred Jordan Ministry
               Skid Row
1989-1992      Advisor to Seattle Urban Network
               (Group dealing with disturbed children under the sponsorship of Youth
               with a Mission)
1990           Earthquake Preparedness Fair OVMC
1991           Community Awareness Day OVMC (Coordinator)
1991-present   The OASIS
               Ministry in Hollywood for street people
1991-present   Olive View-UCLA Adopt a School Program
               Vena Elementary
               Olive Vista Elementary
1991-1992      Child Life Program - OVMC
1991-1993      Chairperson, Strategic Planning Subcommittee on Olive View-UCLA
               Medical Center Public Relation and Patient Care Adopt a School Program
1991-present   AHealthy Beginnings@
               Program developed by Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation targeting
               Hispanic group in delivering of pre-natal care to the community
1993-present   Director, Community Service
               Department of Emergency Medicine Community Service Program
               Development of an elective program in community service
               local/national/international level for Emergency Medicine Residents
               in training (work in progress)
1994           Chairperson, Strategic Planning Subcommittee on Community Service
               Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
1994           Health Care Delivery to Ghana
               Took a team of 20 health care providers to Ghana to provide health care in Wassa
               Jappa (there is no medical care in this area) and Tamalee (small clinic which
               serves 40 villages)
1994           Host, UCLA Medical Student, Medical Alumni Reception in my home
               Membership Program
               Preceptorship Program
1994           Residents Community Outreach -- Gambia
               Assisted Emergency Residents in International Medical Outreach
1994           Chair and Founder, 1st Annual Health Career Day
               Community Outreach to San Fernando Valley students




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COMMUNITY SERVICE (continued)

1995      Chair, 2nd Annual Health Career Day
          Attended by over 600 students from the San Fernando Valley
1996      Chair, 3rd Annual Health Career Day
          Attended by over 1,000 students from the San Fernando Valley
1997      Chair, 4th Annual Health Career Day
          Attended by over 750 students from the San Fernando Valley
1998      Chair, 5th Annual Health Career Day
          Attended by over 750 students from the San Fernando Valley
1996      Health Care Delivery -- Ghana
          Directed a team of 17 medical personnel in delivery of health care to over 4,500
          people in Assuya Wassa Jappa
1996      Cancer Awareness Program
          Assisted the Department of Radiology to develop an outreach at OV-UCLA
1997      Development Arthritis Self Help Program
          Outreach to Hispanics and other minorities to empower the participants to gain
          control over their arthritis, to improve functional status and quality of life, and to
          reduce pain and depression.
1997      Health Care Delivery to Nepal
          Took over 100 physicians/nurses/technicians and lay individuals to work in Nepal.
           Provided service to over 9,000 people.
1997      World Outreach Ministry of the Church on the Way
          Directed a team of nurses and physicians in local health care community
          outreach in the parks, providing routine medical screening.
1997      Health Care Delivery to Uganda
          Assisted in organizing a group of health care providers to deliver care.
1997      Health Care Delivery to Haiti
          Assisted in organizing a group of health care providers to deliver care.
1998      Patient Care Education Day
          Annual patient education day for Olive View-UCLA Medical Center patients
1998      5th Annual Health Career Day
          The Department of Emergency Medicine, in conjunction with Olive View-
          UCLA Medical Center and 27 other community agencies, hosted 750 students.
          Goals:
                      Expose the students to choices in health care
                      Provide mentors for students
                      Expose the residents-in-training to community outreach
1998      National Outreach of the Arthritis Self-Help Program (in discussion with
          Searle and the Arthritis Foundation for national expansion of this program)




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                                                                      VENA RICKETTS, M.D.

COMMUNITY SERVICE (continued)

1999          Health Care Delivery to Palestine
              Took a group of health care providers to Israel in January 1999 (No
              health care currently being delivered in this area.) Provided health care to over
              2,000 people.
1999          Health Care Delivery to Bulgaria
              Took a group of health care providers to Bulgaria to provide health care
              to the needy on August 2, 1999.
1999          Health Care to Haiti & Uganda
              Took medical teams to Haiti and Uganda.
1999          Patient Education & Recognition Day
              Director. Annual education day for Olive View-UCLA Medical Center patients.
2000          7th Annual Health Career Day
              Director of outreach to local schools; 850 students and teachers participated along
              with 32 outside health agencies.
2000          3rd Annual Community Education and Patient Recognition Day
              Annual patient education day for Olive View-UCLA Medical Center patients
2000          Health Care Delivery to Cambodia
              Assist with sending team to Cambodia
2000          Health Care Delivery to Gambia, West Africa
              Led combined team from the U.S. and Nigeria to Gambia, West Africa; treated
              5,000 patients.
2000          Health Care Delivery to Nigeria
              Assisted Nigerian health professionals to do medical outreach in the villages of
              Nigeria
2001          Health Care Delivery to Cambodia
              Led a combined team from the U.S., Japan, and Nigeria to deliver health care in
              Cambodia; treated 12,000 patients.
2001          Health Care Delivery to Armenia
              Assisted with training a health team to Armenia. Trip cancelled because of the
              war in Afghanistan.
2002          Health Care Delivery to Cambodia
              Led a combined team including 7 members of Japan Dental Team to a remote
              section of Cambodia. Treated 12,800 patients.
2002          Health Care Delivery to Armenia
              Assist in sending a health care delivery team to Armenia.
2003          Health Care Delivery to Sri Lanka
              Led an international team to Trincomalee Sri Lanka and treated 22,000 patients
2003          6th Annual Community Education and Patient Recognition Day
              Annual patient education day for Olive View-UCLA Medical Center patients

Revised 10/21/03 lc




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