UCLA In the News March 29, 2018

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

$20 million gift to UCLA for medical simulation center | Los Angeles Business Journal

“The philanthropic partnership with the Rosenfelds will revolutionize UCLA’s facilities to maximize knowledge, giving the David Geffen School of Medicine a competitive advantage and leading to greater health care efficiencies and more personalized patient care,” said Dr. Kelsey Martin, dean of the school, in a statement.

Real estate values and top-ranked colleges | Forbes

“In real estate we do see eds and meds sometimes adding significant value to an area,” notes Paul Habibi, Continuing Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management. An area with a highly ranked medical center and university often has added value to an area providing it has good solid dynamics for desirability. A university provides an educated population, strong infrastructure and certain amenities, Habibi adds.

Show at Autry Museum explores Chicano identity | KCRW-FM’s “Press Play”

They have this vast archive of photography that the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA has been digitizing — 26,000 photos.… And so he sat down and pored through many of those thousands of images…. I think this is what’s so impressive about the show, is that it’s a show drawn from an archive. (Approx. 4:00 mark)

A model for development without gentrification | Bay Area News Group

Researchers from UCLA’s Latino Policy and Politics Initiative say the transit village has been a boon to the surrounding neighborhood without resulting in gentrification. As many low-income and working class residents across the state are forced to leave urban areas due to rising rents and home prices, the UCLA researchers said Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood has held onto its existing residents, along with its signature Mexican-American culture.

Sudden infant death syndrome may have genetic basis | CNN

But this study would be among the first to show that a dysfunction in the electrical activity of skeletal muscle could also be a contributing factor, says Dr. Stephen Cannon, a neurologist and professor of physiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved in the research. “It’s a very convincing set of data,” Cannon said. “In the preceding four or five years, there have been cases recognized where muscle defects cause breathing difficulties in (newborns) and young children, so it was kind of a logical extension that this might go on to progress to something like SIDS.”

Eight women who made history as doctors | BuzzFeed

[Patricia] Bath then became the first female ophthalmologist at UCLA and she didn’t stop making history there — Bath went on to invent a new device to remove cataracts from the eye, called the Laserphaco Probe, which made her the first black woman to receive a medical patent. Her brilliant invention has helped restore vision to people all over the world.

Could coffee perk up your heart health? | HealthDay

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, co-director of UCLA’s Preventative Cardiology Program, said that “coffee consumption has been associated with improvement of insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, LDL [bad cholesterol] oxidation, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and a lower risk of diabetes.” But he added that “the mechanisms behind a potential beneficial relationship between coffee consumption and cardiovascular events have not been fully established.”

Meteorite discovery points to early solar system chaos | Science

Paul Warren, a meteoriticist at the University of California, Los Angeles, was the first to notice what has come to be called the Warren gap. He gathered measurements of chromium and titanium isotopes for two meteorite types. Those metals, forged by the explosions of dying stars, were mixed throughout the disk of gas and dust from which planets and asteroids took shape.

‘One Day at a Time’ is a sitcom U.S. needs right now | HuffPost

A February study by the University of California Los Angeles showed that Latinos are underrepresented in all areas of the entertainment industry. While Latinos are 18 percent of the U.S. population, they account for just 2.7 percent of all top movie roles in 2016, and around 5 to 6 percent of roles on television.

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