UCLA Headlines May 9, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Robot Makes Patient Monitoring Easier
The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's new remote-controlled robot, dubbed EVA, which allows doctors to remotely monitor patients in their hospital rooms, was highlighted Monday by PadGadget and an Examiner blog. Dr. Paul Vespa, professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the medical center's neuro-intensive care unit, was quoted.
 
An iPad App for Choosing Birth Control
The Scrubs Report, Medical Xpress, Health News Digest reported Wednesday on an iPad app developed at UCLA that helps women select the birth control method that's best for them. The app was created by Dr. Aparna Sridhar, a clinical fellow in family planning in the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who was quoted in the coverage.
 
Invisible Wounds of War
David Hovda, professor of neurosurgery and director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, was interviewed for a CBS "60 Minutes" segment Sunday about the military’s treatment of traumatic brain injuries.
 
Leaving Chinatown
Min Zhou, UCLA professor of sociology, was interviewed for a Voice of America report Wednesday about the exodus of Chinese-Americans from "Chinatowns" in major U.S. cities.
 
Getting In Shape
R&D reported Wednesday that a research team led by Dino Di Carlo, UCLA associate professor of bioengineering 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.
 
Official Airport of the Rose Bowl
The Burbank Leader reports today that UCLA Athletics and the Rose Bowl have signed an agreement with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority to make Bob Hope Airport the official airport of the Rose Bowl.
 
Understanding How Head and Neck Cancer Is Activated
Dr. Bicuspid reported Wednesday that researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry, led by Dr. Cun-Yu Wang, the No-Hee Park Endowed Chair in Dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry, discovered what could be a crucial step toward understanding the process that activates head and neck cancer cells.
 
'Zoobiquity' Benefits People and Animals
Canada's Waterloo Record Tuesday profiled Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, clinical professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of imaging at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, whose research has fostered collaboration between physicians and veterinarians.
 
Legalize Undocumented Immigrants, Boost Economy
A Huffington Post article Wednesday about businesses that hire undocumented immigrants in order to save money cited a report by Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, asserting that reforms to legalize undocumented immigrants in the U.S. would help create jobs, increase wages and generate more tax revenue.
 
Analyzing 'Healthy' Fast Food
Counsel and Heal and News-Medical reported Wednesday on research conducted by UCLA and others, which compared the nutritional data for meals eaten by adolescents at Subway and McDonald's restaurants.
 
Pig Flu on the Rise
Agence France-Presse and the International Business Times Wednesday reported on research co-authored by James Lloyd-Smith, UCLA assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, which found that the incidence of flu is rising among pigs in China.
 
Solving the Mysteries of the Human Voice
Lies Like Truth Wednesday highlighted UCLA's Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts and its research on the larynx. Jody Kreiman, professor-in-residence in UCLA's department of head and neck surgery, was quoted.
 
Hospital Safety Grades
KTTV-Channel 11 reported Tuesday and KCRW-89.9 FM reported Wednesday on the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's performance in a newly published national hospital safety report.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Gary Orfield
Orfield, professor of education and director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, was quoted today in a USA Today article about pending Supreme Court decisions on voting rights and affirmative action.
 
Wenyuan Shi
Shi, professor of oral biology at the UCLA School of Dentistry, was quoted Wednesday in a Salon article about bacteria's role in fighting bad breath.
 
John Villasenor
Villasenor, professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was quoted in a Forbes article Wednesday about eye-tracking technology.
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