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FSPH In The News - for the week of January 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
January 18, 2019 to January 25, 2019

FEATURES

Mexico’s murder rate slowing life expectancy of men
Several news outlets featured a new study co-authored by Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, associate professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The study reported that the murder rate in Mexico is partially offsetting gains in life expectancy among men in the country. Agencia EFE/Hoy, Courthouse News, Hipertextual and Newsweek all covered the study.

Few mental health workers to care for seniors
A KNCO-830 AM broadcast featured Janet Frank, an adjunct associate professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a faculty associate at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, discussing a study she led on deficiencies in geriatric training programs for California’s mental health workforce. MedicalXpress (Jan. 16)also featured the new study, which was co-authored by Kathryn Kietzman, research scientist at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

A tool to answer a provocative question: Is death imminent?
Medium reported on a study by Steve Horvath about GrimAge, a formula he developed with co-author Ake Lu that pinpoints within a few years when a person is likely to die. Horvath is a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and Lu is an assistant researcher in the department of human genetics.

National cancer death rates drop – but not for low income people and people of color
California Health Report interviewed Roshan Bastani and Beth Glenn, professors of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, about cancer disparities in underserved communities. Both are members of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

How lifestyle may affect Parkinson’s disease progression
Parkinson’s News Today featured a new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA reporting that certain lifestyle factors, such as physical activity and coffee and alcohol consumption, may help delay Parkinson’s disease progression.

QUOTABLES

Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, commented in a Healthline story about a study on inorganic phosphate in foods.

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Proto magazine article about the rise in sexually transmitted infections, including congenital syphilis in babies born to infected mothers.

Gerald Kominski, a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a senior fellow at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in the following news stories:

  • PolitiFact story about California Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign promise of universal healthcare for Californians.
  • A Louisville Courier Journal article about the potential sale of a Kentucky hospital.

Dr. Carol Mangione was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about a new draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on the use of medications to reduce breast cancer risk. Mangione, a task force member, is chief of the UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

BRIEFS

Los Angeles Times columnist cited research from the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in piece about California Governor Gavin Newsom’s health care initiatives.

The Hanford Sentinel cited diabetes rates from the California Health Interview Survey, administered by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in a story about a diabetes care program at a hospital in Central California.

A Signal Tribune article noted that research from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health was mentioned during a climate change discussion hosted by the City of Long Beach.