Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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 at the University of Missouri and UCLA. They also chanted “Black Bruins Matter” with posters and fists held in the air.

Read the full article here

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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 and activity patterns to deliver to her tailored advice on healthy diet and exercise habits.

Two studies within the UCLA-sponsored program are currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested in joining one of these studies or want more information please contact

Nabil Alshurafa: nabil@cs.ucla.edu

OR

Jo-Ann Eastwood: jeastwoo@sonnet.ucla.edu

 

To read a recent LA Times article highlighting the program click here.

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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. Continue reading…

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Rivers Remarkable in Guiding Clippers through Owner Sterling’s Scandal

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

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Health Insurance Options for Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex marriage is not recognized by the federal government, which creates complications for such couples. Here, experts give tips on navigating the health insurance marketplace. Continue reading…

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The New Yorker – Counting Japan’s Dead

Women in Los Angeles County are becoming less healthy, and their well-being is expected to decline further because of the slumping economy and other factors that deter access to better food and exercise, according to a sweeping study released Wednesday. Continue reading…

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Pasadena Star-News – Startling New Statistics on Women’s Health

BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays is quoted in an article on a Los Angeles County survey of more than 3,500 women, including women 65 and older, those with disabilities, and women who defined themselves as bisexual or lesbian. Continue reading…

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NPR – Racism’s Physical Impact

Interview with BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays on the link between race and the shortened life expectancy of African American men. Continue reading…

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Los Angeles Times – The Toll of Racism? The Stress of Discrimination, Real or Perceived, May Be Shortening Black Men’s Lives

BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays is quoted in article about the physiological response to racism. Continue reading…

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Jet Magazine – Research Shows that Racism May Affect the Health and Medical Care of Blacks

Article quotes BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays and references BRITE Center research on interventions to lessen the negative impact of discrimination on health. Continue reading…

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