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Verbatim ─ cataract surgery, boot camp for kids and more

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UCLA staff and faculty members are quoted every day in the national media on a wide range of topical subjects. Here is a recent selection.


Coleman“This is elective surgery, and sometimes people think, ‘I’m too sick to have my cataracts out,’ or ‘I’m too old’.”

Dr. Anne Coleman, professor of ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, in a July 31 New York Times article about research Coleman led that found that cataract surgery both improved vision in elderly patients and reduced their risk for hip injuries. 


Stahl"That's one of the big things. Behave yourself basically. Don't be an idiot."

Sally Stahl, director of M.B.A. career counseling and education at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted extensively in a July 31 U.S. News & World Report article about ways M.B.A. candidates can successfully end summer internships. 


Leap"The question to ask: What if this was happening on a LAUSD campus? What if this was a coach? What would your reaction be?"

Jorja Leap, adjunct associate professor of social welfare at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, commenting in a Aug. 2 Los Angeles Daily News story about a military-style boot camp for children that two LAPD officers were running. 


Kleiman"Si la legalización de la marihuana es aprobada en cualquiera de los tres estados donde ahora está en la boleta electora (Oregon, Colorado y Washington) el resultado sería un golpe a los precios en el mercado negro, lo que limita la posibilidad de que cárteles mexicanos se beneficien económicamente"

(“If marijuana legalization is approved in any of the three states where it’s currently on the ballot (Oregon, Colorado and Washington), the result will be a drop in prices on the black market, which will limit the possibility that Mexican drug cartels will benefit economically.”)

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, in a July 29 La Opinión piece about Mexican drug cartels operating in California.


Fong Peggy"It creates its own payback. That's how we keep the dedicated and enthusiastic faculty."

Peggy Fong, UCLA professor and vice chair of ecology and evolutionary biology, in a July 30 Chronicle of Higher Education profile of UCLA’s use of “capstone” research projects and papers. 


Shamban“If you do a face lift on an older person and pull it tight, it can look skeletal. It's much better to add volume, so that you look appropriately rounded and full — the sign of a youthful appearance — and not gaunt and bony."

Dr. Ava Shamban, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, from a July 29 Los Angeles Times column about non-surgical methods for erasing signs of aging. 
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