UCLA In the News April 14, 2017

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News.

Despite tax breaks, Hollywood film production dips | LA Weekly

“If there are tax incentives, they should be tied to diversity in front of camera and behind the camera,” says UCLA sociologist Darnell Hunt, author of the university’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report. Hunt also says he’s in favor of well-executed tax breaks: “Los Angeles is a tough place to beat for filming if tax incentives are done strategically.”

L.A. is expensive, but it won’t become creative desert | Los Angeles Times

Renters in L.A. shell out nearly half of their income for rent, the highest share in the country, according to a UCLA study.

Women surgeons shoot New Yorker cover look-alike selfies | CBS News

“For me and women surgeons who are a little bit older, it’s a thank you for the recognition,” breast cancer surgeon Dr. Deanna Attai told CBS News. An assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Attai said that the New Yorker cover moves forward the acceptance of women in medicine, especially the field of surgery, which has a history of gender discrimination.

Permits for housing in L.A. area fell 6 percent last year | Curbed Los Angeles

Developer Paul Habibi, who is also a real estate lecturer at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, told KPCC that the dip in housing construction could be the result of a few factors, including banks reducing their lending to projects, Measure JJJ, and a lack of available land.

Interactive map shows who’s not vaccinating kids In L.A.  | io9

Dr. Nina Shapiro, the director of pediatric otolaryngology at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine and a vocal critic of anti-vaccine sentiment, is among the medical practitioners who worries that parents won’t change their mind until a tipping point is reached and infant mortality rates go up. “A baby dies of whooping cough in the Palisades?” she says. “Let me tell you, everyone will be immunized. No question.”

Millions of Americans risk hearing loss from jobs, guns | Reuters Health

“Untreated hearing loss is associated with increased stress, depression and social withdrawal, and may exacerbate problems for those with cognitive changes such as dementia,” said Dr. Jennifer Derebery of the House Ear Clinic and Institute and the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.

On the status of black women | L.A. Watts Times

“I think what’s important is that our community and the nation realize that African-American females are an important part of our society,” remarked Dr. Brenda Stevenson, a UCLA professor who authored “The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender and the Origins of the L.A. Riots.” “We should be respected, protected, encouraged and really valued for what we have given and what we have to give.” [UCLA’s Kimberlé Crenshaw also cited]

Best food and drinks to fight cold and flu | The Huffington Post

“Your body is under stress from the infection,” Zhaoping Li, director of the Center of Human Nutrition at the University of California-Los Angeles, told The Huffington Post. “We need to repair or support [the immune system].” 

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