UCLA Headlines September 21, 2012
By Office of Media Relations September 21, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Putting Public Higher Ed Back on Top
Today's Huffington Post features an op-ed by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block urging the next president of the U.S. to initiate a national conversation aimed at finding solutions to the drastic economic challenges facing the nation's public universities.
Anderson Forecast: Growth to Pick up in 2014
The UCLA Anderson Forecast’s latest quarterly outlook for the U.S. and California economies was highlighted today and Thursday by CBS–Los Angeles, KPCC-89.3 FM, KPCC's "DeBord Report," the Silicon Valley Business Journal, LA Observed, the San Diego Union-Tribune, City News Service, the Contra Costa Times, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Orange County Register, the Bond Buyer and other media outlets. Forecast senior economists Jerry Nickelsburg and David Shulman were quoted in the coverage.
Anthem Health Plan Cuts UCLA Docs
The Los Angeles Times reports today that physicians from UCLA and Cedars–Sinai have been eliminated from an Anthem Blue Cross health plan for Los Angeles city workers as part of a cost-cutting effort. Santiago Munoz, chief strategy officer for the UCLA Health System, was quoted.
Examining Medical Ethics
Thursday's Los Angeles Daily News featured a column by Claire Panosian Dunavan, clinical professor of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, about medical ethics. Dr. Stanley Korenman, professor of endocrinology and associate dean of ethics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was featured.
Progression From HIV to AIDS
News Medical and the Open Daily reported Thursday, and Medical Xpress reported Wednesday, on a study led by Catherine Brennan, assistant research scientist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Beth D. Jamieson, a professor of medicine at the Geffen School, suggesting that the activity of a specific gene variant may explain why certain HIV-positive individuals progress more slowly toward AIDS than others. Brennan and Jamieson were quoted in the coverage.
Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
United Press International and Iowa City's KCRG-TV reported Thursday on research by the Palm Institute at the UCLA School of Law indicating that President Obama's repeal of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy has had no negative consequences on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale.
Dr. Gabriel Danovitch
Danovitch, medical director of the UCLA Health System's kidney and pancreas transplant program, was quoted Thursday in a Fox News.com article about the large number of kidneys recovered from deceased donors and then discarded without being transplanted.