UCLA has received $27.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to spearhead the new phase of an initiative to enhance the diversity of the U.S.'s biomedical workforce. Principal investigators of the initiative include Fielding School professors Teresa Seeman and Steven Wallace, as well as senior leader Catherine Crespi.
Thiazide diuretics demonstrate better effectiveness and cause fewer side effects than ACE inhibitors as first-line antihypertensive drugs, according to a report led by Fielding School professor of biostatistics Marc Suchard. The report was published in The Lancet.
A gift of more than $1 million from the Don S. Levin Trust and Edna and Tom Gordon has established the Paul Torrens Chair in Healthcare Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The endowed chair is named in honor of Dr. Paul Torrens, a professor emeritus who has been on the school’s faculty since 1972 and has taught and mentored numerous individuals who went on to become key figures in the field of healthcare management.
Adolescents attending schools with high suspension rates reported lower levels of feeling “connected” at school, according to a recent study by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.