UCLA Headlines February 12, 2014

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Hollywood Not Keeping Pace With Diversity
The Los Angeles Times, Variety and KPCC-89.3 FM's "Take Two" reported today on research led by Darnell Hunt, director of UCLA's Bunche Center for African American Studies and a professor of sociology, and Ana-Christina Ramon, assistant director of the Bunche Center, showing that when it comes to influential positions in the entertainment industry, minorities and women are represented at rates far below what would be expected given their percentage of the general population. Hunt was interviewed on KPCC and quoted in the Times and Variety.
 
Testosterone Therapy and Heart Attacks
KTTV-Channel 11 on Tuesday highlighted a study by Sander Greenland, professor of statistics and of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and colleagues showing that men over the age of 65 and men under 65 with a history of heart disease are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after beginning testosterone therapy. Dr. Karol Watson, associate professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed.
 
Exercise Strengthens Relationships
UCLA psychology professors Benjamin Karney and Thomas Bradbury, co-directors of the Relationship Institute at UCLA, were interviewed Tuesday on KTTV-Channel 11 about their new book, "Love Me Slender," which explores why couples who exercise together find it easier to lose weight and end up with stronger relationships.
 
Campus Center Receives Offensive Letter
KABC-790 AM, KNX-1070 AM and LAist reported Tuesday that a racially insensitive and misogynistic flier was sent to the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA.
 
Homosexuality and Pro Sports
A column in Tuesday's Huffington Post about Michael Sam, a standout former college football player and anticipated NFL draft pick, announcing publicly that he is gay cited a study by the UCLA School of Law's William's Institute that found that roughly 9 million Americans identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
 
 
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Dr. Sanjay Kaul
Kaul, UCLA associate professor of medicine, was quoted Tuesday in a Reuters article on the findings of an FDA panel that the painkiller naproxen does not have a lower cardiac risk than similar painkillers. 
 
Dr. Gary Schiller
Schiller, professor of hematology–oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the hematological malignancy–stem cell transplant unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, is quoted today in a USA Today article about news anchor Tom Brokaw being diagnosed with multiple myeloma and the promising nature of new treatments of the disease.
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