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June 30, 2021
Research shows California Latinos hit hard by COVID

Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have found the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic has consistently hit Latino Californians with case rates roughly three times that of whites in all age groups.

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June 30, 2021
72% of young children in California are screened for age-appropriate development, compared with 29.5% a decade ago

Despite gains, research by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, led by Dr. Ninez Ponce, show disparities in screening rates for children ages 1 to 5 across various groups.

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June 29, 2021
COVID-19 casts stark light on structural inequalities in California

Dr. David Hayes-Bautista and Dr. Paul Hsu, both with the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, have found that Latino Californians are among the hardest hit by the pandemic.

Source: UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture Read Full Article
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June 23, 2021
People who have had COVID-19 may require only single dose of two-dose vaccines

Research by a UCLA team that includes Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, has found individuals who have already been infected with the coronavirus may only need one dose of the vaccine.

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June 21, 2021
Report identifies barriers to accessing dental care for low-income Californians

Dr. Nadereh Pourat, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, co-authored a policy brief by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research that identifies factors that have led to disparities in Californians’ access to dental care.

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June 15, 2021
UCLA FSPH-led research finds connections between air quality and COVID vulnerability

UCLA FSPH-led Research Finds Connections Between Air Quality and COVID Vulnerability. Researchers also found that facemask mandates and stay home orders reduced the risk of COVID-19 by 15% and 8%, respectively.

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June 14, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 worldwide replication drives rapid rise and selection of mutations

International team that includes Dr. Christina Ramirez, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of biostatistics, has found the scale of variation poses a potential challenge for current vaccines and therapies.

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June 2, 2021
UCLA model identifies neighborhoods that should have priorities as re-opening begins

Researchers predict which Los Angeles County communities are most vulnerable and the need to accelerate vaccinations in the face of county’s re-opening.

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June 1, 2021
Research shows plunge in childhood vaccination rates in Texas during pandemic

Researchers from universities in California and Texas, including Dr. Annette Regan, a UCLA Fielding School of Public Health adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology, has found immunization rates for children in Texas for a wide range of diseases, including polio and measles, have dropped steeply during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 28, 2021
Martin Luther King community healthcare CEO Dr. Elaine Batchlor named UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 2021 commencement speaker

Dr. Elaine Batchlor, chief executive officer of MLK Community Healthcare in Los Angeles, will deliver the 2021 commencement address for the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s virtual commencement celebration on June 11.

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May 26, 2021
Analysis reveals need to break down COVID-19 data for ethnic subgroups

Dr. Ninez Ponce, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), says better understanding of COVID-19 death rates for specific communities will help better allocate public health resources.

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May 25, 2021
UCLA to present opera: “Veteran Journeys” to focus on veterans and their families

Music and libretto by Dr. Kenneth Wells, professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Semel Institute and David Geffen School of Medicine, to premiere in honor of Memorial Day.

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