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March 3, 2012 to March 16, 2012

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SPOTLIGHT: Multiple media outlets recently reported on "Itineraries in Life," a collection of more than 70 watercolor paintings by Dr. Haroutune Armenian, associate dean of academic programs and a professor in residence in the department of epidemiology at the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health scheduled for exhibit March 16th and 17th. Proceeds from the show will support UCLA student internships and research at the American University of Armenia. Information about the event can be found here.

"Itineraries in Life" An Art Show Featuring Artwork from Dr. Haroutune Armenian To Benefit the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

School of Public Health Art Gallery

"Itineraries in Life" An Art Show Featuring Artwork from Dr. Haroutune Armenian To Benefit the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

"Itineraries in Life" An Art Show Featuring Artwork from Dr. Haroutune Armenian To Benefit the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

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Education: U.S. News & World Report has released its 2013 rankings of the country's best graduate schools, and many UCLA programs were included: the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture was ranked No. 4 in best fine art programs; the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies is No. 6 among the best education schools; the David Geffen School of Medicine is No. 10 among top medical schools in primary care and No. 13 among top medical schools in research; the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is No. 10 in its category; the UCLA School of Law is No. 15 among best law schools; UCLA Anderson School of Management is No. 15 among the best business schools; and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is No. 16 among the best engineering schools.

U.S. News & World Report

"ObamaCare": Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Patt Morrison Show" on March 7th in a story on Orange County's Board of Supervisors' rejection of efforts by the county's Health Care Agency to secure federal grants funded by the Affordable Care Act. Lavarreda's research was also cited in an MSNBC story on March 8th about families without health insurance.

OC says no to seeking $10 million in federal health care funds

1 in 4 kids live in a family struggling with health care bills

Children's health: A March 5th Education Week blog about the rate of childhood obesity in California cited research by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health showing that 40 percent of the state's middle and high school students do not participate in school-based physical activity.

Increase of Childhood Obesity Slowing in Calif., Study Suggests

Nutrition: An article published March 5th by the Marin Independent-Journal about the link between salt and high blood pressure cited research from the California Health Interview Survey, a comprehensive bienniel study of the health and well-being of the state's residents conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health.

Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips: It's time to get savvy about sodium

Health Coverage: Multiple media outlets reported Feb. 29th - March 2nd on a study led by Daphna Gans, a research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, suggesting that language barriers could prevent more than 100,000 eligible California residents from accessing affordable health coverage through the state's Health Benefit Exchange. Gans was quoted.

Language Could Prevent 100,000 Californians from Enrolling in Health Exchange

Language benefits may limit California's health carrier benefits

Due To Language Barriers, Over 100,000 Californians Likely To Miss Out On Health Care

Language Barrier Could Leave 100,000 Californians Out of Health Exchange

UCLA Study: Over 100,000 Californians likely to miss out on health care due to language barriers

Language will be barrier to health coverage, study says

Study Looks at Language Barriers to Exchange Coverage

Study: Over 100,000 Californians Likely to Miss Out on Health Care Due to Language Barriers

100,000 in State Missing Out on Health Care Benefits: Study

Nutrition: The Spanish news service EFE reported Feb. 28th on a parent-training program that reduced the risk of low-income, preschool-age Latino children becoming overweight. Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate professor of community health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, associate professor of pediatrics, and director of the Fit for Healthy Weight program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, was interviewed.

Educan a padres de familia para combatir el sobrepeso en niños hispanos

Educate parents to address overweight among Hispanic children

HEALTH: California Healthline reported March 1st on HITEC-LA, a federally designated project to promote the use of electronic health records systems by primary care physicians. Dylan Roby, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant adjunct professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted.

HITEC-LA Bridges Gap Between Physicians, Technology

Quotables

Dr. Richard Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted March 15th in a Univision story about the Boyle Heights neighborhood having 77% more liquor stores than adjacent cities with higher populations.

Vecinos de Boyle Heights se quejan por aumento de licorerías

Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted March 14th in a Reuters story about people taking statins having a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Statins tied to slightly lower risk of Parkinson's

Dylan Roby, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant adjunct professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted March 12th in a California Healthline article about health care lobbying in California.

Health Care Lobbying in California Tops List in Record Year

Dylan Roby, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant adjunct professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted March 11th in a Las Vegas Review-Journal piece about hospitals shifting costs from the uninsured to those with health insurance.

A turn of events to turn the stomach

Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate professor of community health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, associate professor of pediatrics, and director of the Fit for Healthy Weight program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, was quoted March 9th in an MSNBC piece about the fact that it is possible to make fast-food kids' meals healthy.

'Healthy Happy Meal' doesn't have to be an oxymoron

Gerald Kominski, professor of health services and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a March 6th Sacramento Bee article about the health care reform law.

Four Sacramento area counties prepare for early test of Obama's healthcare overhaul

Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a March 2nd Los Angeles Times article about the health care reform law.

A checkup on Americans' views of healthcare reforms