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Verbatim — Cell phone clinics, paralysis in DC, and discovering AIDS

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UCLA faculty members are quoted every day in the media on a wide range of topical subjects. Here’s what some of them said last week:
 
Aydogan Ozcan-thmb"It’s a very exciting time for all the researchers who are aiming to provide new solutions for global health with cell phones and computers."
 
Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA assistant professor of electrical engineering, expressing his eagerness to make health care more accessible in a June 8 Mashable article about his development of a cell phone with a microscope that can act as a mobile medical clinic.
 
 
 
Daniel JB Mitchell"Right now, there just seems to be a paralysis in Washington about doing much of anything."
 
— Daniel J.B. Mitchell, professor emeritus of management and public policy at UCLA, in a June 4 Los Angeles Times article showing concern that claims of economic recovery have not mitigated unemployment.
 
 
 
 
mary-jane-rotheram-90"Everyone is on call every minute of their lives now ... There's no wonder people feel stressed out. Now mundane life is an emergency."
 
— Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, co-director of UCLA Family Commons, part of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, in a June 6 HealthDay News story on research suggesting that too much work, media and food are damaging Americans' physical and psychological health.
 
  
Fernando Torres-Gil"In the last election it was about the young vote, and Hispanic vote — this time the issue is age."
 
— Fernando Torres-Gil, the director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging at UCLA, in a June 4 New York Times article about older voters' anxieties over potential cuts to programs like Medicare and Social Security.
 
 
andrew-saxon"We didn’t realize the massive public health impact. No one did… But we realized it was important."
 
— Dr. Andrew Saxon, clinical professor and chief of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, recalling the 1981 discovery of AIDS in a June 2 MSNBC article about long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS.
 
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