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September 17, 2020
On Sept. 29, UCLA and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities will co-host an event on crisis management and the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, “Perspectives of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control in Pacific Rim Region,” (which will begin at 5:00 PM PDT), has been organized in coordination with Peking University, National University of Singapore, and University of Sydney, and will include presenters from all four universities,
September 10, 2020
Researchers detected an unexpected 50% increase in patients presenting with respiratory illnesses at UCLA Health facilities in the months before the pandemic.
September 4, 2020
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) has joined the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA), a consortium of more than 200 universities, research institutes, and government agencies committed to understanding and addressing global environmental change and its health impacts.
September 2, 2020
In response to the escalating health emergency that is already inflicting substantial damage on people in Southern California and around the world, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has created the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions.
August 27, 2020
David Hayes-Bautista and Paul Hsu, both with the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, have found that over the past three months, there was a nearly five-fold increase in death rates among working-age Latinos in California.
August 24, 2020
A team led by Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, has just launched an epidemiologic study to understand occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens in high-risk populations, including veterinary medicine and animal care/welfare workers.
August 18, 2020
A team that includes UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor James Macinko is moving forward in its study of why Americans buy firearms with the support of a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
August 6, 2020
A team led by Ninez Ponce, Fielding School professor and director of FSPH's Center for Health Policy Research, and Dr. Michael Rodriguez, professor of community health sciences at FSPH, has received a $596,000 grant from the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research to address data gaps about gun use and improve firearms policies.
August 5, 2020
A research team led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty has been awarded a contract by the California Air Resources Board to study connections between air pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic.