UCLA Headlines May 15, 2012

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IN THE NEWS:
 
The Fed and Unemployment
Britain's May 8 Financial Times featured an op-ed by Roger Farmer, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Economics, about what the Federal Reserve and other central banks can do to help alleviate unemployment.
 
New Face for Mexico Violence Victim
The Los Angeles Times reports today on a young man disfigured in a violent attack in Mexico who underwent reconstructive surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with Dr. Timothy Miller, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
 
Rockers Start Cancer Center at UCLA
Channel One News and FMQB reported Monday on the Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the first such program launched in the U.S. by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the Who.
 
Study Identifies Genes Linked to PTSD
Psychiatric News reported May 4 on a study 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. Goenjian was quoted.
 
String Robberies Near Campus
KTLA-Channel 5 and the website of KABC-Channel 7 reported Monday that UCLA officials are warning students to remain vigilant after a series of robberies in the Westwood Village area.
 
Prof’s Dry-Eye Therapy
Dr. Rex Hamilton, director of the Laser Refractive Center at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, was interviewed Friday on KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9 about his new therapy, which helps unblock oil glands in dry eyes.
 
Residents Claim Placard Abuse
KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9 reported Monday on the possible misuse of disabled parking placards by students in a neighborhood near campus.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Dr. John Ringman
Ringman, associate clinical professor of neurology and a member of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, is quoted today in an ABC News.com article about an upcoming clinical trial testing an experimental drug for Alzheimer’s drug.
 
Dr. Gary Small
Small, UCLA's Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging and a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, is quoted today in an ABC News.com article about an upcoming clinical trial testing an experimental drug for Alzheimer’s drug.
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