UCLA In the News October 19, 2018

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

UCLA to lead $3.7 million study on patient-centered research in L.A. | Los Angeles Business Journal

“Learning health systems, through their rapid assessment and implementation of new innovations, ensure that patients receive high quality, safe and efficient care,” said Dr. Michael Ong, co-director of the Spirit K12 program and a professor of medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, in a statement.

Barbara Kruger reprises MOCA mural that asks ‘Who is beyond the law?’ | Los Angeles Times

[Barbara] Kruger, who was born in Newark, N.J., but has been hanging out in L.A. for teaching gigs since the late 1970s and moved here in 1990 (she’s on the faculty at UCLA), has a long trajectory with MOCA. For starters, she was at the debut show in 1983: an exhibition of painting and sculpture titled, easily enough, “The First Show.” … MOCA has been important to Kruger in more direct ways too. In 1999, the museum held the artist’s first major museum retrospective. “I had never been asked to do a show on this scale before,” she notes. “It changed my life to be able to have this space.”

What is legal affirmative action? Harvard’s race-conscious admissions go to court | NBC News

But there are restrictions that such programs must meet to be legal, according to Rachel Moran, a law professor and dean emerita at UCLA School of Law who has researched affirmative action. For one, since a 1978 Supreme Court case, college applicants to a program have had to be pooled together and compete against one another. “The opinion made very clear that you cannot have segregated admissions processes so that some groups apply to one program and others to a different one,” Moran said, adding that the court found that while race could be taken into account, it could not be used a “decisive factor in the sense that a certain number of students from a particular racial or ethnic background will be enrolled — so no quota systems.”

HIV prevention drugs could dramatically cut new infections | Reuters Health

“(This is) a really important study because it documents the benefit of HIV prevention pills at a population level,” said Dr. Jeffrey D. Klausner of the University of California, Los Angeles, who wasn’t involved in the new research. “Numerous studies since it was FDA approved in 2012 have shown that it prevented HIV in individuals taking the drug. This shows when you scale it up to a large enough level you can protect an entire population of people. It’s a call to action for other cities and governments to scale up.”

Paint companies held responsible for lead paint cleanup | KPCC-FM

“Any manufacturer who can credibly be accused of having known about and hidden the risks of their products and marketed them to the public and prevented or provided a disincentive for safer alternatives to go into the market might be at risk,” said UCLA’s Sean Hecht.

An anti-inflammatory diet can help you live a longer life | Healthline

Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at UCLA Medical Center, added that anything that’s “nutrient dense” with “a lot of vitamins and minerals and color, from a natural source” would be an ideal component of this diet.

Take 10 for mindfulness | HealthDay

To unwind at night, consider more formal “guided” mindfulness, maybe with a podcast you can listen to through your smartphone. The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center offers free ones, starting at just 3 minutes long.

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