UCLA Headlines January 23, 2013

IN THE NEWS:
 
Study Finds Brain Damage in NFL Players
A brain-imaging study in which UCLA researchers found elevated levels of the Alzheimer's disease–related tau protein in the brains of five retired football players who had suffered one or more concussions was highlighted Tuesday by the "NBC Nightly News," KNBC-Channel 4, KABC-Channel 7, KCAL-Channel 9, KTTV-Channel 11, ESPN, CNN, Fox News.com and an Examiner blog and today by CNN and the Huffington Post. Dr. Gary Small, UCLA's Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging and a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was quoted and interviewed in the coverage.
 
Inauguration and Southland Politics
Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., dean of UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs and a professor of political science and public policy, was interviewed Monday on KCET’s "SoCal Connected" about how changing racial and ethnic demographics in Southern California affect local politics. He also appeared Monday on KTLA-Channel 5, providing commentary on President Obama's inauguration.
 
Forecasting Obama's Second Term
Lynn Vavreck, UCLA associate professor of political science, was interviewed Monday on KABC-Channel 7 about the legacy of President Obama’s first term in office and what can be expected politically during his second term.
 
Jared Diamond's Favorite Books
Thursday's New York Times featured a Q&A with UCLA professor of geography and physiology Jared Diamond about his favorite books. The piece referenced Diamond's 1997 book "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies."
 
Treating Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
An article in Friday's Ventura County Star highlighted research by Dr. Anita Kaul, UCLA assistant clinical professor of hematology–oncology, on the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and referenced an upcoming presentation by Kaul.
 
Office Space Market Faltering
This week's Business Life features a column by David Shulman, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, about the low demand for commercial office space in California and the U.S.
 
Planning for Commercial Real Estate
The Jan. 16 San Francisco Registry featured a column by Stephen D. Oliner, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast and a senior fellow with the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA about the lengthy preparation necessary before undertaking a commercial real estate project.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Dr. James Cherry
Cherry, professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, was quoted Friday in a KPCC-89.3 FM online article on how individuals can die from the flu.
 
Dr. Gregg Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Tuesday in a CBS News.com article about research suggesting that daily aspirin consumption may increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
 
Stuart Gabriel
Gabriel, the Arden Realty Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was quoted Jan. 15 in a Los Angeles Times article about an increase in median home prices in Southern California.
 
Dr. Daniel Geschwind
Geschwind, UCLA's Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and a professor of neurology and psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Tuesday in a Washington Post article about new federal rules that could restrict medical research on chimpanzees.
 
Paul Habibi
Habibi, a lecturer in real estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Thursday in a Bloomberg News article on how new U.S. securities laws intended to help startup companies could also benefit real estate investors.
 
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