UCLA Headlines May 10, 2013

IN THE NEWS:
 
UCLA Neuroscientists Move to USC to Establish New Institute
The Los Angeles Times reports today that Dr. Arthur Toga, professor of neurology and director of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) in the UCLA Department of Neurology, and LONI member Paul Thompson, UCLA professor of neurology, will move to the USC Keck School of Medicine next fall. Toga, Thompson, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Dr. John Mazziotta, UCLA associate vice chancellor for health sciences and the Stark Professor of Neurology, are quoted.
 
Analyzing 'Healthy' Fast Food
The Huffington Post and Britain’s Daily Mail reported Thursday on research conducted by UCLA and others, which compared the nutritional data for meals eaten by adolescents at Subway and McDonald's restaurants.
 
An iPad App for Choosing Birth Control
The Examiner reported Wednesday on an iPad app developed at UCLA that helps women select the birth control method that's best for them. The app was created by Dr. Aparna Sridhar, a clinical fellow in family planning in the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who was quoted.
 
Plastic Surgeons Using Social Media
A Healthcanal article Sunday cited UCLA research on the growing use of social media by plastic surgeons. Dr. Reza Jarrahy, associate clinical professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the study's principal investigator, was quoted.
 
UCLA Lab Fire Case
KNBC-Channel 4 reported Thursday on the legal case against a UCLA professor stemming from a 2008 laboratory fire on campus that led to the death of a staff research associate.
 
Shielding Transgender People From Discrimination
A Newsday report Wednesday on a New York campaign for a law that would protect transgender people from discrimination cites a report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law estimating that 58,000 transgender people live in New York, many of whom could face employment and housing discrimination.
                                                                                                    
NBC’s Sagging Ratings
Chon Noriega, director of UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center and a professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, was interviewed for an NPR report today about the decline in NBC's Nielsen ratings. 

Jane Austen, Founder of Game Theory?
The Page 99 Test blog reported Friday on "Jane Austen, Game Theorist," a book by UCLA associate professor of political science Michael Suk-Young Chwe that argues that 19th-century author Jane Austen's novels explored in detail the strategic actions and manipulations that would become codified as "game theory" some 150 years later. Chwe was quoted.
 
Jews' Contributions to Los Angeles
Karen Wilson, a lecturer in the history department, was interviewed Thursday on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Airtalk" about the new 'Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic' exhibit at the Autry Museum. 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Gerald Kominski
Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily News article Thursday about efforts to provide consumers with greater transparency in healthcare costs.
 
David Paige
Paige, professor in the UCLA department of Earth and space sciences, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article Thursday suggesting the moon’s water may have come from meteorites that hit Earth.
 
John Villasenor
Villasenor, professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was quoted on the Mashable news blog Thursday about eye-tracking technology.
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