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Dr. Ramos
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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May 2, 2023
As rising seas threaten hazardous sites, California's socially vulnerable communities face highest risks

As climate change increases coastal flood risks at hazardous sites in California, the potential exposure to flood-related contamination falls disproportionately on marginalized communities, research by an FSPH faculty member found.

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Courtney S. Thomas Tobin
May 1, 2023
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health announces new associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion
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April 26, 2023
Negative impacts of on-the-job discrimination on heart health had major implications, finds new study

U.S. adults who reported feeling discriminated against at work had a higher risk for developing high blood pressure than those who reported low discrimination at work, according to a new UCLA Fielding School of Public Health-led study.

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April 17, 2023
In middle schools, racial disparities in discipline emerge early in the year and persist

A new study co-authored by a UCLA Fielding faculty member reveals that daily discipline rates in middle schools change throughout the school year and escalate more rapidly for Black students than for White students.

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Patricia Ganz
April 11, 2023
Dr. Patricia A. Ganz receives AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

The award recognizes outstanding research accomplishments in cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention.

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April 3, 2023
Higher lithium levels in drinking water may raise autism risk

For the first time, researchers report possible link between autism and lithium in water supply.

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April 3, 2023
Would more parks and trees help L.A. County residents live longer?

UCLA-led study predicts that an equitable ‘greening’ plan could add up to a million years in collective life expectancy.

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March 23, 2023
Looking for a carbon-friendly diet? The answer is here

Twenty-six percent of the United States’ total greenhouse gas emissions comes from food production and consumption. So what people choose to eat matters — to personal health and to the global climate.

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March 15, 2023
Struggles with housing costs during pandemic linked to lack of health care for many Californians

UCLA survey finds one-third of those with housing affordability issues delayed needed medical care.

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How many countries prohibit different areas of gender discrimination at work?
February 28, 2023
US falls far behind most of the world in support for fathers and caregivers of aging adults
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February 21, 2023
New research presented in tackling gun violence as a public health epidemic

Symposium held by UCLA FSPH Center for Health Policy Research highlights new findings to support policy solutions.

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