IN THE NEWS:
Playing Guitar During Brain Surgery
KCBS-Channel 2, KTLA-Channel 5, KCAL-Channel 9, KTTV-Channel 11, the New York Daily News, the Press Trust of India and Asian News International reported Wednesday on Brad Carter, who recently underwent brain pacemaker–implant surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center while awake and strumming his guitar and who returned to UCLA this week to discuss his surgery and perform music. Dr. Nader Pouratian, assistant professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed in the coverage.
Falling Back on Good Habits Under Stress
Prevention magazine reported Thursday on a study by Aimee Drolet Rossi, professor of marketing at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and colleagues showing that when individuals are faced with stress or tiredness, they are just as likely to revert to learned healthy habits as they are to bad habits.
Youth Attitudes Shifted During Recession
The Associated Press reported Thursday on a study involving Patricia Greenfield, distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Children's Digital Media Center at UCLA, and Heejung Park, a UCLA doctoral candidate in psychology, which found that U.S. high school students became more concerned about others and the environment during the recent recession.
New Melanoma Drug Raises Hope
The Orange County Register reported Thursday on research by scientists from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center showing that an experimental new drug demonstrated promising results and relatively few side effects in patients with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski, assistant clinical professor of hematology–oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted.
Bias in Treating Patients With HIV
AIDS Map reported Thursday on research led by Deborah Mindry, a postdoctoral fellow in global HIV/AIDS prevention research at UCLA's Center for Culture and Health, showing that health workers in South Africa generally are not proactively engaging with HIV patients on reproductive health needs and tend to moralize about patients' decisions to have children. Mindry was quoted.
Dispute Over Primate Center
The Associated Press and North Carolina's WGHP-Channel 8 report today on a continuing legal dispute between UCLA and Wake Forest University Health Sciences over the management of a jointly operated primate research center in Forsyth County, N.C.
UCLA Health System Among 'Most Wired' in U.S.
United Press International reported Wednesday that the UCLA Health System has been named one of the "most wired" hospital systems in the U.S. by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine for its forward-thinking implementation of information technology in its health care delivery.
Getting Fluids in Shape
Science Codex reported Friday that a research team led by Dino Di Carlo, UCLA associate professor of bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and a member of UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute, has developed a way to control the shape of fluids flowing through pipes or conduits without using complex and time-consuming fluid-motion equations. Di Carlo was quoted.
Khaled Abou El Fadl
Fadl, professor at the UCLA School of Law, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about a Saudi princess living in Orange County who was recently charged with felony human trafficking.
Gabriel, the Arden Realty Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was quoted Thursday in a Ventura County Star article about the budding recovery in the U.S. real estate market.
Kleiman, professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Thursday in a Time article about policies governing the legal market for marijuana in Washington state and Colorado.
McKnight, a visiting lecturer in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, was quoted Thursday in an Oregonian article about the global debate over genetically modified foods.