UCLA Headlines May 1, 2012
By Office of Media Relations May 01, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Reagan's Daughter Helps Alzheimer's Patients
KNBC-Channel 4 reported Thursday on Beyond Alzheimer's, a new support group founded by President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis as part of the Alzheimer's and dementia care program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Davis and Dr. David Reuben, professor and chief of geriatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, were interviewed.
Fed to Continue Zero Interest Rate
Monday's U.S. News & World Report featured a blog op-ed by David Shulman, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, examining the pros and cons of the Federal Reserve Board’s decision to maintain its zero interest rate policy through 2014.
Women, Friendship and Health
A Canada Postmedia News article published Sunday about studies on women and friendship cited a UCLA study that found that when women "tend and befriend" one another, the resulting release of oxytocin provides a calming effect that helps buffer stress. Joan Silk, UCLA professor of anthropology, was quoted.
Search for Disease Cause Yields Surprise
An Examiner blog reported Monday on the research of Dr. Joanna Jen, UCLA professor-in-residence of neurology, and colleagues who discovered the genetic mechanism behind the rare disease PCH1, which attacks the brains and spines of infants.
WISE Captures Images of Exploding Star
An Examiner blog reported Monday on photographic images taken by NASA's WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) mission. Edward Wright, UCLA professor of physics and astronomy and the mission's principal investigator, was cited.
Feinberg's Prescription for Excellence
Becker’s Hospital Review on Monday listed Dr. David Feinberg, CEO of the UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor for health sciences, among its "100 Leaders of Great Hospitals."
Dr. Gregg Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Monday in a HealthDay News article about research showing that the odds of surviving a heart attack vary from hospital to hospital.
Dr. Patricia Ganz
Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about studies suggesting that women with a family history of breast cancer should get their first mammogram earlier.
Johnson, a lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Monday in a New York Times profile of media personality Ryan Seacrest.
London, UCLA professor of psychiatry and of molecular and medical pharmacology, was quoted Monday in an Irish Independent article about research suggesting that teens whose brain networks are arranged in a certain way are more prone to binge drink and take drugs.
Dr. Kyeyoung Park
Park, associate professor of anthropology and a faculty member with the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about a woman whose Koreatown liquor store survived the 1992 Los Angeles riots and is still in business today.