UCLA Headlines July 1, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Diet, Exercise Help Control Prostate Cancer
Research led by Dr. Lenore Arab, a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and a professor of medicine and biological chemistry, showing that prostate cancer patients who adhere to recommendations on physical activity and healthy eating can significantly lower their risk of highly aggressive tumors was highlighted today by KTTV-Channel 11 and Asian News International and Friday by Daily Rx.
 
How We Talk About Race
Phillip Atiba Goff, UCLA assistant professor of social psychology, was interviewed Saturday on NPR's “All Things Considered” about race-related issues currently in the media and how we approach discussing racism, prejudice and inequality.
 
Helping Foreign Doctors Help the U.S.
CNN's "Sanjay Gupta" show reported Sunday on UCLA's International Medical Graduates program, a training program run through the UCLA Department of Family Medicine that assists bilingual graduates from Latin American medical schools in preparing to become family physicians in California. Program founders Dr. Patrick Dowling, chair of the department of family medicine, and Dr. Michelle Bholat, vice chair of the department of family medicine, were featured.
 
What Does High Court's Prop. 8 Ruling Mean?
Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Friday on KCRW-89.9 FM’s “To the Point” (32:20) about the Supreme Court's recent decision on California's Proposition 8 and what the ruling may mean for same-sex marriage in other U.S. states.
 
L.A.'s New Groundwater Treatment Center
Mark Gold, an associate director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, was interviewed Saturday on KNX-1070 AM about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to build the world’s largest groundwater treatment center over a Superfund pollution site in the San Fernando Valley.
 
The Great Map of the Human Brain
CNN's "Sanjay Gupta" show reported Sunday on UCLA neuroimaging research aimed at better understanding the structure and function of the human brain in order to treat, cure and prevent brain disorders. Arthur Toga, professor of neurology and director of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging in the UCLA Department of Neurology, was interviewed.
 
Operation Mend Heals Wounded Warriors
The Contra Costa Times reported Saturday on UCLA's Operation Mend, a partnership between Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System that offers free reconstructive surgery and other medical care for U.S. military personnel severely wounded and disfigured during service. Dr. Kodi Azari, chief of reconstructive transplantation and associate professor of orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Dr. Christopher Crisera, associate clinical professor of plastic surgery at the Geffen School of Medicine, were featured in the article.
 
Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage
A number of articles about same-sex marriage highlighted research by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. Thursday’s Boston Globe referenced the number of same-sex couples living in states that allow gay marriage; Friday's Miami Herald cited the number of U.S. military veterans who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual; Friday's New York Times and U-T San Diego cited the number of California same-sex couples expected to wed over the next three years; and Saturday's USA Today referenced the number of legally married same-sex couples in the U.S.
 
This Is Your Brain on Politics
A column published Sunday in Britain's Observer about neuroimaging and the growing scientific and cultural popularity of brain-mapping research cited a 2008 UCLA study in which researchers examining what happened in voters’ brains when they viewed scenes of various presidential candidates.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Dr. Peter Butler
Butler, director of UCLA's Hillblom Islet Research Center and chief of the UCLA endocrinology, diabetes and hypertension unit, was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times article about a clinical trial testing a "reverse vaccine" that allows people with Type 1 diabetes to produce their own insulin.
 
David Codell
Codell, legal director of the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Saturday in a Sacramento Bee article about the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifting its stay on same-sex marriages in California.

Gary Gates
Gates, a senior research fellow at the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, was quoted Sunday by the Los Angeles Daily News and Friday by the Associated Press in articles on how the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act may affect same-sex couples in which one partner is not a U.S. citizen.
 
Timothy Groseclose
Groseclose, UCLA professor of political science, was quoted Friday in a Tribune news service  article about how media personalities Glenn Beck and Oprah Winfrey fared financially this past fiscal year.
 
Paul Weiss
Weiss, director of UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute and a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry and of materials science and engineering, was quoted today in a Space Daily article about a new nanoscience technique for analyzing infectious bacteria.
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