UCLA Headlines April 4, 2012

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Study Identifies Genes Linked to PTSD
Research led by Dr. Armen Goenjian, a research professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, linking two genes involved in serotonin production to a higher risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder was highlighted today by the Los Angeles Times, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Eurasia Net; Tuesday by Psych Central, the Prensa Latina News Agency, Medical News Today and an Examiner blog; and Monday by Daily Rx, eMaxHealth and PanArmenian. Goenjian was quoted in the coverage. 
 
Funding for High-Speed Rail in California
An Associated Press article published Tuesday about Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to potentially fund high-speed rail in California using fees from the state's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions cited research by M. Rhead Enion, the Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at the UCLA School. Enion was quoted.
 
UCLA Traffic Reaches Lowest Point
La Opinión and Curbed LA reported Tuesday on UCLA Transportation’s State of the Commute annual report, which shows that vehicle traffic on campus has dropped to its lowest level since the university began measuring in 1990. Dave Karwaski, manager of planning and policy for UCLA Transportation, was quoted in La Opinión.
 
Same-Sex Couples and Green Cards
An article published Tuesday in Vermont's Brattleboro Reformer about a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a provision of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act that prevents gay American citizens from sponsoring their spouses for green cards cited research by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute estimating the number of same-sex couples facing immigration issues.
 
Looking at Californians' Health
The Vallejo Times Herald reported Tuesday on a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research adult health profile survey, which provides data on key health topics for all California counties, including obesity, smoking, drinking and health insurance coverage.
 
Strategy Versus Fluff in Business
India's Business Standard reported Saturday “Good Strategy/Bad Strategy," a book by Richard Rumelt, the Kunin Professor of Business and Society at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Paul Habibi
Habibi, a lecturer in real estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Friday in a CNBC.com article about the California housing market.
 
Jerry Nickelsburg
Nickelsburg, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Sunday in a Palm Springs Desert Sun article about the improving economy in the Palm Springs area.
 
Kathy Sims
Sims, director of the UCLA Career Center, was quoted Sunday in a Reuters article about the improving U.S. job market for college graduates.
 
Dr. Karol Watson
Watson, assistant professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Tuesday in an Internal Medicine News article about research showing that a monoclonal antibody may help significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels.
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