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December 14, 2023
"Homeless camp sweeps result in police citations as often as housing offers, survey finds"

In an interview for The Los Angeles Times, Dr. Randall Kuhn, UCLA professor of community health sciences, states that police were more likely than outreach workers to be the initial contact for unsheltered homeless people.

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December 12, 2023
Consequences of disbanding homeless encampments and rehousing efforts in Los Angeles County
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October 4, 2023
"Opinion: People think drug use causes homelessness. It’s usually the other way around"

In an op-ed for The Los Angeles Times, Ryan Assaf, UCLA FSPH alum, states that individuals who are homeless for longer lengths of time are more likely to use drugs.

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October 2, 2023
Discrimination exposure impacts unhealthy processing of food-cues: Crosstalk between the brain and gut

UCLA researchers find altered responses in certain brain regions, and changes in the gut associated with inflammation, oxidative stress and obesity.

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August 29, 2023
UCLA Fielding students selected for prestigious ASPPH This Is Public Health Ambassador program

Sarah Stigers, UCLA Fielding MPH student in the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Lauren Morales, UCLA Fielding MPH student in the Department of Community Health Sciences, have been selected to be part of the prestigious This is Public Health Ambassador program, led by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.

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August 10, 2023
"A Kids Book About Public Health": New book by UCLA Fielding School alumn

In her new book, UCLA Fielding School alumn Becca Yanniello (MPH '11) explains the importance of public health to both kids and adults.

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June 17, 2023
2023 UCLA Fielding Commencement

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health celebrated 279 graduating MPH, MS, and MHA students, and 39 PhD students in a ceremony at Royce Hall.

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June 14, 2023
2023 Student Academic Honors & Awards

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health recognized 12 outstanding students in a ceremony at UCLA attended by family, friends, students, alumni, faculty and staff.

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June 7, 2023
It’s the Smoke, Not the Fire

In an Opinion, Ideas & Practice article published in the American Journal of Public Health, the effects of wildfire smoke are addressed by FSPH faculty member Dr. David Eisenman.

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May 31, 2023
Opera delivers hopeful message on living with mental illness

New work focuses on the true story of an acclaimed law professor’s remarkable recovery.

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May 21, 2023
New study: Comparing the impact of two federally recommended strategies to reduce excess body fat

New research from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty members, published in the Annals of Family Medicine, compared the impact of two strategies to reduce excess body fat.

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May 2, 2023
Dr. Diana Ramos, California Surgeon General, to deliver 2023 UCLA Fielding Commencement address

For Dr. Diana Ramos (MPH’ 04), who was appointed California Surgeon General by the state’s governor in September 2022, priorities for the role include addressing mental health, reproductive health, adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress. The UCLA Fielding Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 16, at 5:30pm PDT in UCLA's Royce Hall and via live stream.

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