UCLA Headlines September 12, 2013

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Anderson Forecast: Economy on Road to 'Normal'
The UCLA Anderson Forecast's latest quarterly outlook for the U.S. and California economies was highlighted today by the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, the Oakland Tribune, the Sacramento Bee, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the San Diego Daily Transcript, the San Francisco Business Times, KNBC-Channel 4, KABC-Channel 7, KPCC-89.3 FM, KCRW-89.9 FM and KNX-1070 AM. Forecast senior economists Jerry Nickelsburg and David Shulman were quoted in the coverage. Forecast director Edward Leamer was interviewed about the report today on KNX-1070 AM's "Money 101." 
 
Darwinian Salamander Dilemma
H. Bradley Shaffer, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was interviewed today on NPR about the ecological dangers resulting from the interbreeding of endangered California salamanders and imported Texas salamanders, which has created a new type of hybrid "super-salamander."
 
When Critical Care Is 'Futile'
Forbes reported Wednesday on a study by researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and colleagues examining the cost and frequency of critical-care patients receiving treatments that doctors feel will not save or meaningfully improve their lives.
 
Are Grey Wolves Endangered?
An article in Wednesday's Nature about the federal government's proposal to remove grey wolves from the endangered species list highlighted research by Robert Wayne, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, on the genetics of wolves. Wayne was quoted.
 
Schools, Race and Dreadlocks
A column in Wednesday's Seattle Times about a 7-year-old Oklahoma girl who was told her dreadlocks violated her school's dress code cited research by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA showing that most black and Latino students in the U.S. attend schools that are made up mostly of minority students.
 
Leukemia Treatment Uses Nanodiamonds
PhysOrg reported Wednesday on a study led by Dr. Dean Ho, professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry and co-director of the school's Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, in which researchers used nanoscale, diamond-like particles called nanodiamonds to help deliver cancer drugs to leukemia cells. Ho was quoted.
 
Prof on Singer’s Vocal-Cord Injury
Dr. Jennifer Long, assistant professor of head and neck surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed today on ABC's "Good Morning America' about singer Adriana Grande's vocal-cord hemorrhage and how such hemorrhages can cause permanent damage without immediate voice rest.
 
Language, Culture and Affordable Care
An Associated Press article published Wednesday about the cultural and linguistic challenges of implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act cited a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research estimating the number of people of color and the number of individuals with limited English proficiency in California that will be eligible for federal health insurance subsidies.
 
Teen Drug Education, School Discipline
Today’s Huffington Post highlights “Beyond Zero Tolerance: A Reality-Based Approach to Drug Education and School Discipline," a book by Rodney Skager, professor emeritus at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
 
Best Career Fields
Jason Wall, a research analyst at the UCLA Career Center, was interviewed today on KNX-1070 AM about career fields that offer good pay and job security.
 
Politics of Gun Control
Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Wednesday on San Francisco’s KCBS-740 AM about the recall of two Colorado state senators who backed gun-control laws.
 
Treating Stroke Patients
Dr. Neil Martin, chief of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed Wednesday on KNBC-Channel 4 about a minimally invasive treatment he pioneered to help patients who have experienced a hemorrhagic stroke.  
 
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Dr. Jerome Engel
Engel, professor of neurology and neurobiology and director of the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center, was quoted Wednesday in a Reuters article about long-term outcomes for patients who undergo epilepsy surgery.
 
Stuart Gabriel
Gabriel, the Arden Realty Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Ventura County Star article about a recent drop in home foreclosure filings in Ventura County.
 
James Gelvin
Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was quoted Wednesday in a PolitiFact article on comments made by Rep. Michele Bachmann about the Muslim Brotherhood and 9/11.
 
Lynn LoPucki
LoPucki, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Wednesday in a Bloomberg article about fees and expenses in the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy case.
 
Ann Philbin
Philbin, director of the UCLA Hammer Museum, was quoted Tuesday in a Washington Post article about reflections of Hinduism and Islam in Indian art.
 
Dylan Roby
Roby, director of the health economics and evaluation research program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted Wednesday in an Associated Press article about a likely rise in health insurance costs for self-employed workers with higher incomes.
 
David Shulman
Shulman, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Wednesday in a KPCC blog article about the U.S. economic recovery.
 
Yalda Uhls
Uhls, a researcher at UCLA's Children's Digital Media Center, was quoted Wednesday in Russia's RT about the Glendale Unified School District monitoring the social media posts of its 13,000 middle and high school students.
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