UCLA Headlines November 15, 2012

Pesticides, Concussions and Parkinson's
Reuters reported Wednesday on a study by Dr. Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology and environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Pei-Chen Lee, a UCLA postdoctoral scholar in epidemiology; and colleagues indicating that individuals exposed to the pesticide paraquat who also have sustained a serious head injury are at significantly greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
Minority Students in the Sciences
Univision reported Wednesday on how UCLA is increasing opportunities and scholarships for excellent underrepresented minority students in the sciences. Victoria Sork, dean of the UCLA Division of Life Sciences; Alvaro Sagasti, associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology; and life sciences student Angelica Riestra were interviewed.
Volunteer Center Helps Vets
KNBC-Channel 4 reported Monday on the Veterans' Day of Service, a volunteer effort involving students from the UCLA Volunteer Center and others to benefit veterans and their families and enhance facilities at the Veterans Home of California–West Los Angeles. Rachel Corell, director of the UCLA Volunteer Center, was interviewed.
Ann Carlson
Carlson, professor of law and faculty director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Wednesday in a Bloomberg article about the California Chamber of Commerce filing a lawsuit challenging a key component of the state's cap-and-trade program.
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Wednesday in a CBS News.com article about a study suggesting that meditation may cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes among African Americans.
Susanne Henning
Henning, adjunct professor of clinical nutrition at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Chemistry World article about the potential health benefits of drinking green and black tea.
Juliet Williams
Williams, associate professor and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Gender Studies, was quoted Wednesday in a BBC.com article about the Gen. Petreaus sex scandal.
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