UCLA Headlines September 20, 2013

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Welcome Back, Bruins!
KABC-Channel 7 reported today on UCLA's move-in weekend, during which a record 11,000 undergraduates will move into residence halls on the Hill in preparation for the 2013–14 academic year. The piece highlighted UCLA's two new residence halls, Sproul Cove and Sproul Landing.
 
Film Documents Struggle With Mental Illness
Indonesia's Jakarta Post reported Thursday on a new documentary by Robert Lemelson, adjunct professor of anthropology and a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, exploring the life of an Indonesian man who suffers from schizo-affective disorder and his efforts to live as a normal person.
 
Markets Up, Economy Down
Lee Ohanian, professor of economics and vice chair of undergraduate studies for the UCLA Department of Economics, was interviewed Thursday on KABC-790 AM's "Larry Elder Show" about the stock market and the economy.
 
Doctors' Innovative Surgery Stops Vertigo
The Agoura Hills Acorn reported Thursday on a woman who underwent a specialized, minimally invasive surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to treat her extreme vertigo, which resulted from an inner-ear disorder known as Meniere's disease. Her surgeons, Dr. John Frazee, UCLA professor of neurosurgery, and Dr. Akira Ishiyama, UCLA professor of head and neck surgery, were quoted.
 
Nanodiamonds May Aid Dental Implants
Medgaget and India's Jagran Post reported Thursday on research led by Dean Ho, professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry and co-director of the school's Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, showing that nanoscale, diamond-like particles called nanodiamonds can be used to help promote bone growth and increase the durability of dental implants.
 
Soda Carbonation and Obesity
An article in Thursday's Huffington Post about research suggesting carbonation in sodas may play a role in promoting obesity highlighted a medical journal commentary on the subject by Dr. Catia Sternini, professor of medicine in the divisions of digestive diseases and neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
 
Heart Transplant at UCLA
The Santa Barbara News-Press reported Thursday on a longtime Santa Barbara resident who underwent heart transplant surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in August. His surgeon, Dr. Murray Kwon, UCLA assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, and cardiologist, Dr. Arnold Bass, UCLA associate clinical professor of cardiology, were quoted.
 
The Future of E-Cigarettes
Linda Sarna, professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and chair of UCLA's Tobacco-Free Steering Committee, and Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, were interviewed Thursday on KCRW-89.9 FM's "Which Way, LA?" about electronic cigarettes.
 
UCLA: Best College Eats in U.S.
The Daily Meal blog on Thursday ranked UCLA No. 5 among the 60 universities cited for having the best, most nutritious food in the nation. The article highlighted UCLA's vegan options, ethnic cuisine and other dining services. A Washington Post blog reported on the rankings today.
 
Docs 'Vacuum' Huge Clot From Patient's Heart
KTTV-Channel 11, an LA Weekly blog, Asian News International, the Press Trust of India, an Examiner blog, Red Orbit, Science Newsline, TeleManagement and Russia's Health UA reported Thursday on a minimally invasive procedure performed at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in which doctors used a new device to 'vacuum' a 24-inch blood clot from a patient's heart. Dr. John Moriarty, an interventional radiologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted in the coverage. Health Canal reported on the surgery Wednesday.
 
Turning U.S. Schools Around
Thursday's U.S. News & World Report featured an op-ed by Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and a distinguished professor of education, offering ways to improve the educational system in the U.S.
 
Starbucks Says: Don't Carry Guns
Adam Winkler, UCLA professor of law, was interviewed Thursday on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Take Two" about Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's decision to ask gun owners not to carry their weapons inside the chain's coffee shops.
 
Russian Banks and the Assad Regime
Daniel Treisman, UCLA professor of political science, was cited Wednesday in an article in Russia's RT about U.S. senators urging the Obama administration to punish Russian banks for supporting the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
 
 
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Dr. Alison Grimes
Grimes, assistant professor of head and neck surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Audiology Clinic, was quoted Monday in an NBC News.com article about how exposure to loud noise, like a stadium of cheering sports fans, can permanently damage hearing.
 
Uday Karmarkar
Karmarkar, the L.A. Times Professor of Technology and Strategy at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the school's business and information technologies project, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about the California Public Utilities Commission's decision to regulate ride-sharing services in the state, which often cost less than taxis.
 
 
Juan Matute
Matute, director of the Climate Change Initiative at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about the California Public Utilities Commission's decision to regulate ride-sharing services in the state, which often cost less than taxis.
 
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, is quoted today in a Scripps-Howard News Service article about concierge medical practices.  
 
Jason Snyder
Snyder, assistant professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Wednesday in a Los Angeles Times article about Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's decision to ask gun owners not to carry their weapons inside the chain's coffee shops.
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