UCLA Headlines August 15, 2012
By Office of Media Relations August 15, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Paul Ryan and the Republican Campaign
Dylan Roby, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s health economics and evaluation research program, was interviewed Monday on KPCC-89.3 FM's “AirTalk” about Rep. Paul Ryan's stance on Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, Social Security and the overall role of the federal government.
Meditation Reduces Feelings of Loneliness
Britain’s Daily Mail reports today on research led by Steve Cole, professor of medicine and psychiatry and a member of the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA, showing that practicing meditation helped seniors reduce feelings of loneliness and led to a decrease in the expression of genes associated with chronic inflammation. The article cited a previous study on meditation by Dr. Helen Lavretsky, professor-in-residence of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and director of the late-life depression, stress and wellness research program. Cole, Lavretsky and Dr. Michael Irwin, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the Cousins Center, are quoted.
Job Search an Uphill Battle for Unemployed
The Chinese-language World Journal and Sina reported Saturday, and the Huffington Post reports today, on research led by Margaret Shih, associate professor of organizational behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Geoffrey Ho, a UCLA Anderson doctoral student, showing that discrimination against Americans who have been out of work for as little as one month makes it especially hard for them to find new jobs.
How Fructose Disrupts Memory, Learning
A study by Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science, showing how a high-fructose diet can slow the brain and hamper memory and learning in rats is highlighted today on the Melting Mama blog.
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Tuesday in a HealthDay News article about research showing that certain blood types may increase individuals' risk of heart disease.
Dr. Sharon Hame
Hame, UCLA professor of orthopedic surgery, was quoted Friday in a Take Part article about an Olympic runner who finished a sprint despite suffering a broken leg.
Courtney H. Lyder
Lyder, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, is quoted today in a New York Times article about the success of the HCA hospital system.
Daniel J.B. Mitchell
Mitchell, the Ho-su Wu Professor Emeritus of Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and distinguished professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Friday in a Riverside Press-Enterprise article about the city of San Bernardino's pension costs.
Shulman, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Tuesday in a You and Your Money blog article about the Federal Reserve’s approach to stimulating the economy.
Dr. A. Nick Shamie
Shamie, UCLA associate professor of orthopedic surgery, was quoted Friday in an Outside magazine column on whether sitting on an exercise ball at work is good for one’s back.
Villasenor, professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, is quoted today in a New York Times article about data storage and government surveillance.