UCLA Headlines October 12, 2011
By Office of Media Relations October 12, 2011
IN THE NEWS:
Vitamin D's Role in Fighting TB
U.S. News & World Report today highlights a study by Dr. Robert Modlin, UCLA's Klein Professor of Dermatology and chief of dermatology at the David Geffen School or Medicine at UCLA, and an international team of scientists that identified the essential role vitamin D plays in the body's fight against infections such as tuberculosis. Modlin is quoted.
Justice Clarence Thomas, 20 Years on Bench
Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Tuesday on NPR's “All Things Considered” about Clarence Thomas’ role on the U.S. Supreme Court over the last 20 years.
Docs Doubt They Can Provide Latinos With Best Care
The website of KPCC-89.3 FM and an Examiner blog reported Tuesday on a study led by Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, assistant professor of health services at the UCLA School of Public Health, whih found that, for a variety of reasons, doctors who primarily treat Latinos are less likely than those who treat mostly white patients to believe they can provide high-quality care.
Can the Mouth Reveal Pancreatic Cancer?
The Irish Independent reports today on a study by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA suggesting that the presence of certain types of bacteria in the mouth could be linked to the development of pancreatic cancer.
Section 8 Recipients Moving to Suburbs
Florida's Orlando Business Journal reports today on research by Michael Stoll, professor and chair of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Kenya Covington, a visiting researcher at the school, examining the growing trend of federal housing-voucher recipients moving to the suburbs. Stoll is quoted.
UCLA Considering Co-ed Room Option
KABC-Channel 7, the International Business Times and an LA Weekly blog reported Tuesday that UCLA's Office of Residential Life is considering a proposal for a “gender inclusive” dorm plan that would allow male and female students to request to live together in rooms on campus. Suzanne Seplow, the office's director, was cited in the LA Weekly.
UCLA–LAPD Projects Aims to Predict Crime
New Scientist reports today that law enforcement agencies and a team of UCLA researchers are working together on predictive policing, which uses data collected in real time to map probable crime "hotspots" in the near future. Jeffrey Brantingham, associate professor of anthropology and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Anthropology, is quoted.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Gay Parents' Case
An article in Tuesday's Christian Science Monitor about the U.S. Supreme Court declining to hear a case in which a same-sex couple was denied the right to put both their names on their adopted child's Louisiana birth certificate cited an amicus brief filed in the case by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy.
UCLA Neurosurgery Benefit Draws Stars
The Brentwood Patch reported Monday on the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery’s 2011 Visionary Ball, held Oct. 6. Dr. Neil Martin, chair of the UCLA Department of Surgery; Dr. Gerald Levey, former UCLA vice chancellor for health sciences and former dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Dr. Nader Pouratian, UCLA assistant professor of neurosurgery, were quoted.
Los Angeles: A World Capital of Art
An article in today's New York Times about the Los Angeles art scene cited the UCLA Hammer Museum and the quality of art programs at UCLA.