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 FSPH In The News

Week of: 
February 24, 2017 to March 2, 2017

Features

Study by FSPH Epidemiology chair Dr. Karin Michels receives wide coverage for pointing to link between inflammatory diet in adolescence and later breast cancer -- A study conducted by Dr. Karin Michels, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, revealing a connection between consuming junk food and sugary drinks during adolescence and developing breast cancer later in life, was featured in news media coverage, including Mar. 2 in Health Newsline, Healthworld (The Economic Times) and News18.com; and Mar. 1 by Science Daily, Cure Today, LiveScience, Medical XPress, Medical News Today, NDTV Food, inews.co.uk and Daiji World.

FSPH's Dana Hunnes authors op-ed about the 2016-2017 dolphin-hunting "season" in Taiji, Japan -- Dr. Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences and senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, authored an op-ed published Mar. 1 by The Huffington Post about dolphin-hunting "season" in Tiaji, Japan and the sociopolitical impact on the city's relationship with Broome, Australia, formerly a "sister city" of Taiji.

FSPH's Dr. Jonathan Fielding authors U.S. News & World Report op-ed about gun violence as a public health crisis -- Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Fielding School professor-in-residence authored an op-ed published Feb. 27 by U.S. News & World Report arguing that treating firearm violence as a public health issue could be key to reducing harm.

FSPH's Nadereh Pourat comments on the potential increases to healthcare costs for taxpayers if policies such as mandatory maternity coverage are repealedDr. Nadereh Pourat, Fielding School professor-in-residence Health and research director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented Feb. 27 in a Motherboard article about the political stance of Seema Verma, nominee to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which suggests that health insurers may no longer be required to offer maternity coverage.

UCLA FSPH/Nursing professor makes connection between eating walnuts and men's reproductive health -- Research led by Dr. Wendie A. Robbins, professor in the UCLA School of Nursing with a joint appointment in FSPH’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, making the connection between eating walnuts and increased male reproductive health, was featured across several news media outlets, including Mar. 1 by Daily Express (UK) and Feb. 28 by Medical XPress, Daily Mail and News-Medical.net.

Medical communication barrier for Latinos who speak only Spanish -- Research that used data from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was featured in a Feb. 27California Healthline article about Latino parents who speak only Spanish and their struggle to communicate with doctors who speak only English. The story was republished Mar. 2 by Kaiser Health News, Columbia Basin HeraldWGAU RadioDayton Daily News and Spectrum, and Feb. 27 by Side Effects.

FSPH's Chandra Ford featured for her role as speaker at 38th annual Minority Health Conference -- Dr. Chandra Ford, associate professor in the department of community health sciences was featured Feb. 26 in a Daily Tar Heel article about her role as speaker at the 38th annual Minority Health Conference held by the Minority Student Caucus at the University of North Carolina. 

Op-ed co-authored by FSPH alumnus addresses climate change considerations for city planning -- An op-ed published Feb. 24 by The Sacramento Bee, "Oroville Dam shows urgent need for climate adaptation," was co-authored by FSPH alumnus Mark Hold.

Quotables

Dr. Richard Jackson, professor of environmental health sciences, was quoted Mar. 1 in a letter-to-the-editor published by Crain's New York Business about the importance of an abundance of parks and open spaces for promoting individuals' health.

Dr. Patricia Ganz, distinguished professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, distinguished professor of health policy and management and director of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research, was quoted Feb. 28 by Reuters in an article about a study revealing the connection between low-income job retention and receiving treatment for breast cancer. The coverage was carried Mar. 1 by FOX News Health and Feb. 28 by Reuters UK.

Dr. Steven P. Wallace, professor and chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in a Feb. 27 Bloomberg News article about changes to immigration policies that focus on providing services to improve the health of immigrants.

Dr. Ninez Ponce, professor of health policy and management and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented Feb. 24 in aSELF Magazine article about a recent raid conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement which targeted an undocumented patient who was waiting to have emergency surgery for a brain tumor.

Dr. Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences and senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, commented Feb. 25 in a Consumer Reports article about how to meet nutrition needs by eating a plant-based diet; and Feb. 24 in The Weekly Challenger about the health benefits of consuming healthy fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in the following news media outlets:

Briefs

The California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was cited March 1 in The Huffington Post about the affordability of fresh produce for low-income residents in California’s Central Valley.

Dr. Neal Baer, adjunct professor of community health sciences and co-director of the Fielding School's Global Media Center for Social Impact, was cited Feb. 23 by Deadline in an article announcing the director for Baer's new medical drama, "The Beast."