UCLA Headlines November 7, 2005
ELIZABETH TAYLOR: Elizabeth Taylor's dedication of the new Beverly Hills location of UCLA's Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education on Friday night was reported today in the Miami Herald (Page A4), Philadelphia Inquirer (Features Magazine, Page E04), and BBC News online, Sunday in the Chicago Tribune (Chicago Final Edition, News, Page C25) and (Venezuela) Daily Journal, and Friday by the Associated Press (Entertainment News). Edwin Bayrd, executive director of the UCLA AIDS Institute, was quoted in the Associated Press story.
Liz Taylor in rare public outing BBC
Sparkling Taylor dedicates center CT
Bejeweled Elizabeth Taylor shines at dedication AP
AIDS BRAIN DAMAGE: Research by Dr. Paul Thompson, UCLA associate professor of neurology, on how HIV selectively destroys brain tissue is featured in today's Los Angeles Times. Thompson and Dr. Elyse Singer, UCLA professor of neurology, are quoted (Home Edition, Health, Page F1).
Scans show loss of brain tissue with HIV
DEFINING ISLAM: An Associated Press article about Khaled Abou El Fadl, UCLA professor of law, and his new book, "The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists," appeared in Saturday's San Jose Mercury News.
U.S. scholar Abou El Fadl says this generation's Muslims face a momentous choice SJMN
SMOKING: Research by James Enstrom, UCLA associate research professor of public health, on nonsmokers with spouses who smoke was highlighted Sunday in a Washington Post article about smoking bans in Washington D.C. (Final Edition, Metro, Page C06).
Enstrom was quoted. Political Winds Blowing Smoke-Free
MEDICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Dr. Neil Martin, chief of the division of neurosurgery and professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, was interviewed Friday on KABC-Channel 7 about the new mobile, wireless information technology developed and being piloted at UCLA Medical Center that allows doctors to access real-time patient data, including radiology and wave forms, from any location with cell service on their hand-held computers.
INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY: A presentation on interpersonal neurobiology, given by Dr. Daniel Siegel, associate clinical professor at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, at the Catholic Medical Association's 74th annual educational conference was highlighted Thursday in Catholic News Service and Catholic Sentinel articles. Siegel is quoted.
Catholic Medical Association links medicine and spirituality
Catholic physicians key in on child development
SLEEP RESEARCH: Research by Joshi John, UCLA neurophysiologist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, on the role of histamines in sleep is featured in Friday's Rediff India. John is quoted.
Sleep research wins accolades for Indian doctor
MIRROR NEURON RESEARCH: Mirror neuron research conducted at UCLA's Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center by Dr. Marco Iacoboni, associate professor-in-residence at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, is featured today in an Inland Valley Daily Bulletin article. Iacoboni is quoted.
Looking at mirror neurons
CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION: A Los Angeles Business Journal story today features recently completed, ongoing and planned construction projects on campus. Sue Santon, assistant vice chancellor of capital programs, and campus architect Jeffrey Averill, are quoted.
Bruin Building Boom
MUSIC: A review of a recent performance by singers Mary Black, Maura O'Connell and Cara Dillon at UCLA's Royce Hall appeared Saturday in the Los Angeles Times.
'Heart' proves true in Irish-themed evening
THEATER: A preview piece on the upcoming UCLA Live performances of "Measure for Measure" appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. David Sefton, director of UCLA Live, is quoted. Lighthearted?
Not by any 'Measure'
-- Randall Crane, UCLA professor of urban planning, was quoted Friday in an Associated Press article about Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and how it affects the economy (Financial News). The article also appeared Friday in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Saturday in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the St. Paul Pioneer Press (Business, Page 3C).
Wal-Mart debates its impact SPPP
-- David E. Hayes-Bautista, director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture and professor of medicine, commented in a La Opinión article Friday about Health Net allowing members in one of its programs to chose their primary doctor in Mexico.
Health Net abre la frontera a sus miembros con HMO
-- Hiroyuki Iseki, postdoctoral researcher at UCLA's Institute of Transportation Studies, was quoted Sunday in a Los Angeles Times story about the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Orange Line busway (Home Edition, Current, Page M3).
Does this transit elbow out the masses?
-- Scott Layne, UCLA associate professor of public health and epidemiology, commented Friday in a San Bernardino Sun story about the avian flu. The article also appeared in Saturday's Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
Experts take on avian flu SBS
-- Lynn LoPucki, Security Pacific Bank Professor at UCLA's School of Law, was quoted Sunday in a Washington Post story about Rep. Tom DeLay (Final Edition, Page A07). DeLay Uses Campaign Tactics to Fight Charges
-- Edward McCabe, co-director of UCLA's Center for Society and Genetics, was quoted Sunday in a New York Times article about "genomic medicine" (Late Edition — Final, Magazine, Page 68).
A Doctor for the Future
-- Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor at UCLA's School of Law, commented Sunday in a New York Times story about the Supreme Court's effect on society (Late Edition — Final, the Nation, Page 4).
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