UCLA Headlines May 2, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Safe Swaddling
Dr. Rebecca Dudovitz, assistant professor of pediatrics at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, was interviewed Tuesday on KFI-640 AM regarding safe swaddling of infants.
 
Stroke Care and Ambulances
Medical Daily and Medical News Today reported Tuesday on a study by Dr. Jeffrey Saver, clinical professor of neurology and a director of the UCLA Stroke Center, showing that stroke patients who arrived at the hospital by ambulance instead of driving themselves are more likely to get there within the most critical time for receiving the care they need. Saver was quoted in the coverage.
 
UCLA Lab Fire Case
Chemistry World reported Wednesday on the legal case against a UCLA professor stemming from a 2008 laboratory fire on campus that led to the death of a staff research associate.
 
Reducing Stroke in Disadvantaged Communities
eNews Park Forest reported Wednesday that UCLA and several partners received an $11 million grant to fund research on reducing strokes and deaths from stroke among disadvantaged Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans. Dr. Barbara Vickrey, vice chair and professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the Los Angeles Stroke Prevention/Intervention Research Program in Health Disparities, was quoted.
 
Freeway Pollution Stretches Far
A KCET blog reported Wednesday on research led by Suzanne Paulson, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and a member of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, showing that roughly a quarter of Los Angeles residents are exposed to noxious freeway fumes almost every morning. Paulson was quoted.
 
Migraine Gene?
Dr. Andrew Charles, UCLA's Meyer and Renee Luskin Professor of Migraine and Headache Studies and director of the headache research and treatment program in the UCLA Department of Neurology, was interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" and cited in an article in Britain's Daily Mail, both on Wednesday, about research that found a gene mutation that could increase the risk for migraines.
 
Poor Body Image Could Be 'Bad Brain Wiring'
KPCC-89.3 FM and Top News reported Wednesday, and an Examiner blog and Science Blog reported Monday, on research led by  Dr. Jamie Feusner, UCLA associate professor of psychiatry, which found that people with body dysmorphic disorder have abnormalities in the underlying connections in their brains. Feusner was quoted in the coverage.
 
Junk Food Commercials and Childhood Obesity
The Huffington Post Wednesday cited a study led by Frederick J. Zimmerman, chair and professor in the department of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, on the association between television viewing and childhood obesity.
 
Campus Goes Tobacco-Free
Linda Sarna, professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and chair of UCLA's Tobacco-Free Steering Committee, was interviewed Wednesday for KCRW-89.9 FM's “Which Way L.A.?” on UCLA's ban on the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products.
 
QUOTABLE:
 
David Codell
Codell, legal director of the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted in a Washington Blade report about the prospects for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.
 
Dr. Gregg Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a HealthDay News article about whether the antibiotic azithromycin is safe for adults without existing heart conditions.
 
Dr. David Heber
Heber, professor of medicine and director of the Center for Human Nutrition, was quoted Tuesday in an NBC News blog article about overconsumption of sugar.
 
David J. Miklowitz
Miklowitz, professor of psychiatry and director of the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program at the Semel Institute, was quoted Monday in a USA Today article about actor Catherine Zeta-Jones seeking care for bipolar disorder.
 
Sanjay Sood
Sood, associate professor of marketing at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Wednesday in an article in Postmedia's Canada about product placement in movies.
 
Dr. Robert Suh
Suh, professor of radiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in an EverydayHealth article about cryoablation, a procedure that uses frozen needles to numb nerves as a treatment for chronic pain.
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