The message that the UC Regents is sending is simple: Greed is great - Gordon Gecko. And the culture is metastasizing in prolific ways - surgeons at UCLA are paid market competitive salaries and performance bonus approaching seven figures like movie stars - ah,but that's not enough, many of these surgeons collect monies in the six-figures (and for some in the seven-figures) for "consulting services" to drug and device makers - oh wait - it doesn't stop there, many of these surgeons and physicians serve as defense and plaintiff expert witnesses with some charging as much as $2500/Hr. What of these side jobs? All on UC Regents and our tax payer dollars dime! The breach of trust, the violation of conflicts-of-interests are running amuck at UCLA - who suffers? Those that these thought leaders are entrusted to teach, pass the moral and ethical torch? It's all going up in flames. Patient's health and well-being are being sold out for a buck.