UCLA Headlines October 9, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Prof on Relaunch of 'Boom' Magazine
Tuesday's Los Angeles Times featured a Q&A with Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, about the relaunch Boom: A Journal of California, a quarterly magazine published by UC Press and edited by Christensen. The piece highlights the magazine's fall issue, which focuses on the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
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Number of Male Nurses on the Rise
An article in today’s Los Angeles Times about the increasing number of men joining the nursing profession spotlighted David Fuentes, who works in the intensive care unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Fuentes and Courtney Lyder, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, are quoted.
 
Lawsuit Over VA Property Use
KNBC-Channel 4 reports today, and KNX-1070 AM reported Tuesday, on legal issues surrounding the use of Department of Veterans Affairs property in Westwood, where UCLA's baseball stadium is located.
 
Tom Hanks and Diabetes
Dr. Norman Lavin, UCLA clinical professor of pediatrics, was interviewed Tuesday on KCAL-Channel 9 about Tom Hanks' announcement that he has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and how to prevent complications from the condition.
 
Pritzker Gift Funds Sustainability Research
Glen MacDonald, director of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a professor of geography and of ecology and evolutionary biology, was interviewed Tuesday on KCRW-89.9 FM about the Pritzker Family Foundation donating $15 million to UCLA to support environmental and sustainability research.
 
 
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Dr. Nasim Afsar-manesh
Afsar-manesh, associate chief medical officer for UCLA hospitals and executive director of quality and safety in the UCLA departments of medicine and neurosurgery, is quoted in an article in the October issue of Fierce Healthcare about strategies to reduce the number of hospital patients who return for more care within 30 days of discharge. 
 
Marcia Colone
Colone, system director of care coordination and clinical social work for the UCLA Health System, is quoted in an article in the October issue of Fierce Healthcare about strategies to reduce the number of hospital patients who return for more care within 30 days of discharge. 
 
Robert Cousins
Cousins, UCLA distinguished professor of physics, was quoted Tuesday in a Los Angeles Times article on the awarding of the Nobel Prize in physics to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs for their research on the Higgs boson, or "God particle."
 
Jackie Hester
Hester, a registered nurse and certified fitter at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, is quoted in an article in the October issue of O, The Oprah Magazine on fitting prosthetics for women who have undergone double mastectomies.
 
Tamar Kremer-Sadlik
Kremer-Sadlik, director of programs for UCLA’s Division of Social Sciences, was quoted Tuesday in a Los Angeles Times article on a new survey showing that mothers feel more exhausted and fathers participate more in housework and child care than in the past.
 
Dr. Jason Lerner
Lerner, a UCLA visiting assistant researcher in pediatric neurology, is quoted in an article in the fall issue of Mochi Magazine about ways to identify and treat headaches and migraines.
 
Kantathi Suphamongkhon
Suphamongkhon, a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, was quoted Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal article on international reaction to the U.S. government shutdown and the consequences of the shutdown for the global economy.
 
Billie Weiss
Weiss, an associate director of the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted Monday in a Los Angeles Daily News  article about an increase in drug-overdose deaths in California.
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