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May 5, 2017 to May 11, 2017

Features

Epidemiology chair's research featured for linking diet to breast cancer -- Nashville Medical News on May 8 featured a new study led by Dr. Karin Michels, FSPH professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, finding that an inflammatory diet with few vegetables and high intake of sugars and red meat can increase a woman’s breast cancer risk later in life.

Health equity expert pens letter on AHCA House passage -- Los Angeles Times on May 6 published a letter to the editor authored by Dr. Steven P. Wallace, professor and chair of FSPH's Department of Community Health Sciences, addressing implications of the American Health Care Act's recent passage by the U.S. House of Representatives.

More robust LGBT data collection -- Insurance News Net on May 4 featured a study about LGBT data from California Health Interview Survey conducted by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Quotables

Dr. Patricia Ganz, distinguished professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Patients and Survivor Program, was quoted May 5 in a Healio article about the increased effectiveness of breast cancer survivorship when individual-centered care is prioritized.

Dr. Gerald Kominski, FSPH professor of health policy and management and director of the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented on the estimated $106.6 billion cost of private health care in a May 4 ABC 10 article on single-payer health coverage.

Dr. Nadereh Pourat, director of research at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in the following news media outlets:

  • May 10 by Gizmodo about unknown side effects of new prescription drugs; and
  • May 4 by KPCC-FM about the history of establishing high-risk health insurance pools in California.

Briefs

ContagionLive on May 10 published excerpts from an op-ed about preventing public health disasters written by Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Fielding School professor-in-residence (originally published by The Hill).

Turlock Journal on May 9 cited data from the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in an article about the development of a universal health care bill for California.

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