UCLA Headlines July 29, 2013

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Predictive Policing Helps Fight Crime
UCLA professor of anthropology P. Jeffrey Brantingham was interviewed Friday on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about his "predictive policing" research with UCLA colleagues, which applies sophisticated mathematics to urban crime patterns to help police determine which types of crime "hotspots" are most likely to be affected by intensified police actions.
 
Constitutional Right to Health Care
United Press International reported Friday on a comparative study led by Dr. Jody Heymann, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and founding director of the World Policy Analysis Center at UCLA, examining which nations around the world have constitutions that specifically protect the public's right to health care.
 
Choosing the 'Right' Name for a Child
A CNN.com article published today and an article in Saturday's Pasadena Star-News about how and why people choose certain names for their babies featured expert commentary by Albert Mehrabian, UCLA professor emeritus of psychology and author of "The Baby Name Report Card."
 
Tracking Genetic Development of Embryos
An Examiner blog reported Sunday on a study led by Guoping Fan, professor of human genetics and a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA's Broad Stem Cell Research Center, in which scientists used an RNA sequencing technique to track the genetic development of human and mouse embryos at an earlier stage than ever before. Fan was quoted.
 
How Parents Can Talk to Teenagers
Dr. Daniel Siegel, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and co-founder of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, was interviewed today on the "Dr. Phil Show" about improving communication between teenagers and their parents.
 
Is Sexual Addiction the Real Deal?
Fox News' “Sunday Housecall” and Britain's Observer on Sunday highlighted a study led by Nicole Prause, a researcher in the department of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, that examined brain responses to sex-related pictures in individuals who could be considered to be suffering from a sexual "addiction."
 
Canada and Pot: To Legalize or Not
A column in Saturday's Toronto Globe and Mail about drug policy and the potential legalization of marijuana in Canada highlighted the expertise of Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs and co-author of “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know." Kleiman was quoted.
 
 
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J.R. DeShazo
DeShazo, director of UCLA's Luskin Center for Intervention and Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and associate professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Friday in a Los Angeles Times article about predicted increases in global energy consumption.
 
David Ginsburg
Ginsburg, a lecturer and executive director of the Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Saturday in an Associated Press article about the porn industry producing parodies of blockbuster Hollywood films.
 
Dr. Ray Jalian
Jalian, clinical instructor in the department of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times column offering tips on how to deal with sunburn.
 
John Rogers
Rogers, director of UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access and an associate professor of education, was quoted Friday in an article in the print edition of the Orange County Register about the challenges facing the Irvine Unified School District as Irvine's school-age population increases dramatically.
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