FSPH Infectious Diseases and Disaster Experts Weigh in on new Ebola cases in the U.S.
Dr. David Eisenman, director of the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, was interviewed Oct. 13 by Capitol Public Radio about proper protocols for protecting health care workers dealing with Ebola in the United States.
On Oct. 15, CBSNews.com interviewed Dr. Eisenman live about the American health care workers now diagnosed with Ebola and training needs for those working with infected patients.
Dr. Anne Rimoin with the Fielding School department of Epidemiology was interviewed Oct. 11 on BBC News and Oct. 13 on KCRW's To the Point about her experience with Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how they compare to cases in West Africa and the U.S.
On Oct. 13, KTLA invited Dr. Rimoin to answer viewer questions on Ebola live during the KTLA Morning News.
Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests: Results of a study linking obesity to accelerated aging of the liver, by Dr. Steve Horvath, professor of Biostatistics, was published in multiple online news and health websites, including U.S. News & World Report, WebMD, Medicine Net and Philly.com. Other coverage included SciCasts, Science World Report, Health News Digest, Medical Xpress and Science Daily Oct. 10; Latinos Health, Business Standard, Science Times, Big News Network, Zee News, Counsel and Heal, Asian News International, New Kerala and New India Oct. 11; News-Medical, Examiner.com, NewsMaxHealth, Voice of America, Healio, HealthDay News, Alaska Native News, Scrubs Report and Health24.com Oct. 13; Medical News Today, Canada Journal, Health Central, Net Doctor, HCP Live, Maine News and Doctor’s Lounge Oct. 14; Big News Network, Health Canal, Science Blog, BioScience Technology and Diabetes Insider Oct. 15; and the Guardian Oct. 16.
UCLA Study Offers Hope on Emergency Room Crowding: An Oct. 15 LA Times article highlights a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on how emergency room overcrowding related to Medicaid expansion should be temporary. The Times quotes Dr. Gerald Kominski, center director and professor of Health Policy and Management at the Fielding School of Public Health. Coverage also includes articles on California Healthline, HealthCanal and the Sierra Sun Times.
CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm Drains: Dr. Hilary Godwin, professor of Environmental Health Sciences, is quoted in an Oct. 14 KCBS investigation on how soil samples near the Exide Corp. battery plant were testing positive for lead contamination.