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Bruins stand in solidarity with Mizzou students protesting racist incidents

Hundreds of students, faculty members, staff and alumni rallied in front of Powell Library Thursday afternoon, supporting students at the University of Missouri who are protesting racially charged incidents on their campus. The Afrikan Student Union, which led the rally, and faculty members spoke to a crowd of 200 about the similarities between racial issues Learn more…

Racism and African-American Men

BRITE Center Director was recently quoted in an article out of the San Francisco Bay View newspaper. The article brings attention to the understudied problem of the real effects on physical health racism and discrimination can have. The BRITE Center is currently seeking men ages 40 and older who have experienced racism and have a Learn more…

UCLA Program Aims to Help Local Women at Risk for Heart Disease

As part of a UCLA-sponsored program which aims to understand how mobile phones and smartphones can be used to empower individuals to make lifestyle changes, several ladies from the Faithful Central Bible Church congregation were given a smartphone app to help them achieve their own heathy lifestyle goals. The app used each of the lady’s eating Learn more…

The Myth Of Mental Illness And Gun Violence

Center Director Vickie Mays mentioned in FORBES opinion piece on “Mental Illness and Reduction of Gun Violence and Suicide: Bringing Epidemiologic Research to Policy” article in Annals of Epidemiology.

Experts Urge WHO to Stop Classifying Sexual Orientation Issues as ‘Disorders’

A working group evaluating the International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization’s standard diagnostic tool, has recommended that sexual orientation–related disorders be deleted from the publication’s disease classification system. The group, which includes UCLA Fielding School of Health professor Susan D. Cochran, says the removal of these disorders will make getting health care easier Learn more…

Rivers Remarkable in Guiding Clippers through Owner Sterling’s Scandal

Center Director, Vickie Mays, offers praise on Rivers’ Handling of Donald Sterling scandal.

Mental Illness, Gun Violence, and Gun Policy

Scholars say that, overall, gun violence can be reduced by instituting a risk-based approach to firearms possession and purchases.

Healthy Living Project

Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Time: 10AM-1PM Where: Mar Vista Gardens Community Center Prizes! Fun for the whole family! Learn to train your dog! Raffles! Come learn how to live a more positive and healthy lifestyle while also being visited by some very cute and lovable service animals.      

BRITE Students Antonio Shallowhorn and Justin Kwok Selected to Present at Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)

The Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), was established in 1992 by Dr Elizabeth Bjork to give students an opportunity to develop their presentation skills and share their research efforts with peers and colleagues. Since then PURC has steadily grown in the number of applicants and in visibility and now includes students from across the country doing research Learn more…

Center Article Receives Recognition as Most Cited

A new report published in the Journal of Black Psychology lists an article published in 1994 by Center staff as being one of the most highly cited articles to be published in the Journal of Black Psychology. The report is a twelve year content analysis of articles published in the Journal of Black Psychology from Learn more…

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