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November 19, 2014
A global report card: Are children better off than they were 25 years ago?

The WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health publishes an unprecedented resource bank with analysis of children’s rights in 190 countries around the world.

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November 16, 2014
UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative helps inspire new nationwide college program

UCLA joins Partnership for a Healthier America's newly announced national health and wellness program for colleges and universities, which was influenced in part by UCLA's own innovative efforts to promote healthy living on campus and in other communities.

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November 4, 2014
Genetic damage caused by asthma shows up in circulating blood stream, too

A study led by FSPH Environmental Health Sciences professor Dr. Robert Scheistl finds disease harms more than just the lungs, may be more dangerous than previously thought.

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October 24, 2014
FSPH launches Alumni-Student Mentorship Program

Kicking off a new school-wide initiative, Fielding School students had the chance to meet their alumni professional mentors on Oct. 23.

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October 22, 2014
FSPH faculty to help lead NIH efforts to diversify biomedical workforce

Dr. Pamela Davidson, Dr. Steve Wallace and Dr. Abdelmonem Afifi are among the UCLA faculty who will help the National Institutes of Health develop new ways to engage and recruit biomedical researchers, including those from underrepresented backgrounds.

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October 10, 2014
2014 Nobel Peace Prize spotlights work needed to further children’s rights

This year's Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their work upholding girls’ right to education and ending child labor, an announcement that underscores the obstacles children still face around the world.

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September 19, 2014
UCLA FSPH faculty awarded more than $4.3 million to research and combat aids in Southeast Asia

FSPH professors Dr. Roger Detels, Dr. Pamina Gorbach and Dr. Sung-Jae Lee, are helping to implement modern HIV/AIDS training and tracking programs in Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia.

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August 28, 2014
Taking preventive health care into community spaces

A study from the Center for Health Policy Research shows that bringing health care to nontraditional locations like parks and churches increases use of preventive services by underserved, older adults.

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August 20, 2014
Water conservation strategy should consider health, cost and community concerns, too

FSPH study by Environmental Health Sciences Adjunct Assistant Professor Brian Cole says careful planning needed to avoid unintended harm.

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August 4, 2014
Amputation rates up to 10 times higher for diabetics living in California's low-income neighborhoods

Most amputations preventable with earlier medical care, UCLA researchers studying data from the Center for Health Policy Research say.

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June 26, 2014
UCLA fact sheets provide detailed snapshot of adult Californians’ health by race, ethnicity

UCLA report digs deeper into differences among groups within Latino, Asian populations.

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June 23, 2014
Group recommends removing sexual orientation-related disorders from the international classification of diseases

Working group member and FSPH professor Susan Cochran and colleagues say that following the recommendation will resolve a human rights issue.

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