UCLA Headlines July 2, 2012
By Office of Media Relations July 02, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
High Court Upholds Individual Mandate
Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Saturday by KNBC-Channel 4 and NPR about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Health Care Reform and California
Friday’s KPCC-89.3 FM and Desert Dispatch stories on how the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act will affect California cited a study by UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research and UC Berkeley showing that nearly 4 million Californians are likely to obtain new or improved coverage under the law.
Rogue Governors Affect Low-Income Uninsured
New America Media featured an op-ed Saturday by Steven P. Wallace, associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA’s School of Public Health, about how state governors’ decisions to reject federal money offered for expanding Medicaid programs as part of the Affordable Care Act will affect millions of uninsured low-income Americans.
Foreign-Educated Chinese Repatriating
A US Daily Review story today about foreign-educated Chinese repatriating to China cites a 2011 study by UCLA researchers showing that many foreign-educated Chinese are beginning to return to China because the large salary gap between the U.S. and China is now starting to narrow.
Researcher Mentors Youth
The KTLA-Channel 5 program “Young Icons” featured UCLA postdoctoral researcher James Stroud, who offers high school students research opportunities in his lab, where he studies proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Males Might Not Be More Promiscuous than Females
On Friday KTLA-Channel 5 news reported on the work of Patricia Gowaty, UCLA distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, debunking a 1948 study of fruit flies that established the notion that males are more promiscuous and females more picky.
Instead of Dieting, Eat Healthy and Exercise
A KTLA-Channel 5 segment Friday about dieting trends featured the expert commentary of Dr. David Heber, professor of medicine and director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, who explained that while some diets may be effective, nothing beats eating healthy and exercising.
Spice, Fish Oil Beneficial for Spine Injury
Research led by Dr. Langston Holly, associate professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, showing that a diet enriched with a popular omega-3 fatty acid and an ingredient in curry spice helped to preserve walking ability in rats with spinal cord injuries was highlighted Saturday by the Huffington Post. Holly was quoted.
Climate Change Is Making L.A. Hotter
A Los Angeles Times article Friday and editorial today highlighted research led by Alex Hall, associate professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, predicting that climate change will cause temperatures in the Los Angeles region to rise by an average of 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by the middle of this century.
UCLA Anderson Presents 2012 Loeb Awards
The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the Detroit Free Press and other news outlets reported the various recipients of the 2012 Gerald Loeb Awards, presented annually by the UCLA Anderson School of Management to honor the nation’s top reporting on business, finance and the economy.
Debating Tenure Policies
Shlomo Benartzi, professor of accounting at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was mentioned in a June 25th Forbes piece on The Wall Street Journal debate on tenure for professors.
Entrepreneurship Courses Help Start-Up Biz Execs
Sunday’s Smart Business highlighted the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s entrepreneurship courses and interviewed George Abe, a UCLA Anderson lecturer and faculty director of the school's applied management research program.
Adversity in Early Life Causes Stress Later
The Pakistan Tribune Sunday reported on new research from UCLA showing that individuals who experienced early life adversity or depression were more likely to suffer from stress later in their lives.
Diabetes Drug Can Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Diabetes Health reported Sunday that Metformin, a diabetes drug, has been found to lower the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have taken the drug for several years, based on a 15-year federal study done by UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, which analyzed data from over 68,000 postmenopausal women.
52-Year-Old English Graduate an Inspiration
Today’s Huffington Post features the story of Teresa Pits, a 52 year old who just graduated from UCLA’s English Department with honors, and the adversity she overcame on her path toward higher education.
Brantingham, associate professor of anthropology and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Anthropology, is quoted Sunday in an Associated Press story on law enforcement agencies and a team of UCLA researchers working together on predictive policing, which uses data collected in real time to map probable crime "hotspots" in the near future.
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 Wednesday in a Sacramento Bee story on the California union vote on the terms of any work furloughs.
Mark A. Peterson
Peterson, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and professor of political science, was quoted in a Journal Sentinel article Saturday about complications with the newly upheld Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Gary Small
Gary Small, UCLA's Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging and director of the Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was quoted in Friday’s NPR story about doctors favoring, with reservations, the upholding of the Affordable Care Act.
Winkler, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Sunday in a New York Times article about the role of Chief Justice John Roberts in the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.