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Magazine Spring 2014

UCLA Public Health Magazine

Spring/Summer 2014

Dean's Message

Dean Jody Heymann, center, with FSPH students
This issue of our magazine is dedicated to the Fielding School students – what brought them here, the impact they are making and their plans for the future.
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Students from Mobile Clinic Project speaking to each other
In Fielding School classrooms and in communities near and far, students are acquiring the tools they will use to make a difference in our world.
Student Adam Cohen with cartoon bubble that reads 'Creative License' holding ipad showing stick figure illustrations
Public Health and the Arts
Ideally situated in the world’s entertainment capital, the Fielding School prepares artistically inclined students to captivate audiences with public health messages.
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Seven small photos of student smiling.
Path to FSPH
For these Fielding School students, the decision to pursue an MPH is intensely personal.
Student Amy Zaycek shaking hands with President Obama
The Military and Public Health
The military has brought vastly different experiences for three current Fielding School students and a 2013 graduate, all of whom are committed to serving communities through public health.
A white board full of colorful post-it notes with writing on them.
Climate Change
FSPH doctoral students have armed L.A. County Department of Public Health decision makers with vital information on the projected health effects of climate change – and helped develop strategies to address them.
Alison Winje
Environmental Policy
As a White House intern, Alison Winje brought her public health perspective to the administration's response to the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion.
Claire Dillavou
Global Innovation
Immunization campaigns save lives but create environmental concerns, particularly in low-income countries. Claire Dillavou offers a potential solution.
African woman gives oral vaccine to boy while another boy looks on
Global Health
As leaders of a vital epidemiological study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, two PhD students have overcome challenges unlikely to be found in any textbook.
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students using hoola hoops
Healthy Campus
Putting their classroom lessons into practice, FSPH students are spearheading health-promoting changes at the school and across the UCLA campus.
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Two young women talking with a homeless man on the mobile clinic evening in Los Angeles.
Serving the Community
Public health is critical to addressing the needs of homeless and indigent individuals, and to tackling the root causes of homelessness. Through an undergraduate course they teach and partnerships they have forged with students across campus, FSPH students are delivering for a population too often ignored.
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Young asian woman crouching in a garden surrounded by newly planted herbs.
Happenings at the Fielding School of Public Health
A group of students with Dean Heymann and the Fieldings.
Fielding School students who were the recipients of academic awards, scholarships, internships, grants or fellowships during the 2013-14 academic year.
group of students posing for the camera
This Honor Roll gratefully acknowledges gifts and private grants made to the school from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.

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