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 FSPH In The News

FSPH In The News - for the week of June 7, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
June 7, 2019 to June 14, 2019

Features

Better human rights protections around the world for people with disabilities, but gaps remain
A new report by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center – led by Fielding School distinguished professor and founding director of the center, Jody Heymann, MD – revealed that although rights have improved globally for people with disabilities, more than 160 million people remain without the necessary protections and rights. The report was covered by EIN News, Medical Express, Newswise, Times of News and ASPPH.

‘Designated Survivor’ Boss on Series’ New Stephen Miller Character and How Mitch McConnell’s ‘as Bad as ISIS’
The Daily Beast interviewed Fielding School adjunct professor Neal Baer, MD, about his role as showrunner of the Netflix showe ‘Designated Survivor” and LGBTQ representation.

Ebola in Uganda
Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School's Center for Global and Immigrant Health, was interviewed by BBC World News about the Ebola vaccine and Ebola in Uganda. 

Aliso Canyon Leak polluted air
The New Republic covered a study by researchers from the Department of Environmental Health Sciencesat the UCLA Fielding School of Health reporting that the 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak released hazardous pollutants into the air. 

Quotables

Stuart O. Schweitzer, PhD, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted by Refinery 29 about the cost of birth control for many in the United States.

David Eisenman, MD, professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted in a New Food Economy article about labor conditions for California farm workers, particular the adverse effects of heat exhaustion.

Briefs

Parents Magazine: News To Smile About
In the June print issue of Parents magazine, a study about the health benefits of exposure to green space for children by Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Fielding School, Michael Jerrett, PhD, was mentioned.