UCLA Headlines June 29, 2012
By Office of Media Relations June 29, 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 Thursday on KABC-Channel 7 about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Health Care Reform and California
Thursday stories by the Los Angeles Daily News and KPCC-89.3 FM on how the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act will affect California cited a study by UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) and UC Berkeley showing that nearly 4 million Californians are likely to obtain new or improved coverage under the law. A KNBC-Channel 4 story on the ruling referenced a 2010 CHPR study showing that approximately 8.2 million California residents are currently uninsured.
New Discovery May Help Muscle Disorders
An Examiner blog reported Thursday on research by UCLA assistant professor of neurology Carmen Bertoni, UCLA postgraduate fellow Refik Kayali and Dr. Richard Gatti, UCLA professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and professor of human genetics, that identified a compound that could help counteract the mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other genetic muscle disorders. Bertoni was quoted.
Benartzi, professor of accounting at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Tuesday in a Money column offering strategies for thinking critically about personal finances.
Dr. David Feinberg
Feinberg, president and CEO of the UCLA Health System and associate vice chancellor for health sciences, was quoted Thursday in a Huffington Post article about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Shana Alex Lavarreda
Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted Thursday in a Ventura County Star article about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Margot, UCLA associate professor of Earth and space sciences, was quoted Thursday in an Associated Press article about research indicating that Saturn’s moon Titan may have an underground ocean.
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 Sunday in a Sacramento Bee article about Gov. Jerry Brown's plan for a four-day work week for state workers.
Dr. Mark Richman
Richman, UCLA assistant clinical professor in the department of emergency medicine, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about how the Supreme Court's ruling on health care reform could impact public hospitals.
Winkler, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Thursday in a San Francisco Chronicle article about the role of Chief Justice John Roberts in the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.