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Triplets born early use lullaby-playing pacifier as part of a study aimed to help premature babies develop, feed

Music therapists at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital worked with a family with triplets to test whether a pacifier device playing a lullaby recorded by parents helps premature babies learn skills vital to feeding
14-Feb-2019 8:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fractures, Head Injuries Common in E-Scooter Collisions, According to UCLA Research

UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough — from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries — to require treatment in an emergency department. The researchers examined...
12-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Music Therapy Program at UCLA Aims to Help Premature Infants Develop Feeding Skills

Music therapists at UCLA worked with families with premature infants, including a family with triplets, to study whether a lullaby device can help newborns born early develop the skills necessary for feeding
11-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Immunotherapy can be effective in treating people with recurrent glioblastoma

A UCLA-led study suggests that for people with recurrent glioblastoma, administering an immunotherapy drug before surgery is more effective than using the drug afterward.
7-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA to host experts on universal health care

The E. Richard Brown Symposium will be held on March 1st and will focus on universal health care in California.
11-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Shorter Course of Radiation Therapy Effective in Treating Men with Prostate Cancer

A new UCLA-led study shows that men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer can safely undergo higher doses of radiation over a significantly shorter period of time and still have the same, successful outcomes as from a much longer course of...
8-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Increasing murder rate is erasing gains in life expectancy among Mexican men, UCLA research reports

The murder rate in Mexico increased so dramatically between 2005 and 2015 that it partially offset expected gains in life expectancy among men there, according to a new study by a UCLA public health researcher.
15-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UCLA scientists create a renewable source of cancer-fighting T cells

A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells — which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab — into becoming mature T cells capable of...
17-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Our Experts on Newswise

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UCLA expert available to discuss how social factors affect health

20-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

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Four myths about colorectal cancer debunked

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women – but it needn’t be. Oncologist Zev Wainberg, MD, debunks four common myths about the disease.
20-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

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UCLA expert available to comment on disease trends, public health threats

20-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

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Mexico’s Homicide Rate: UCLA expert available to discuss why it should be addressed as public health issue

23-Jan-2019 9:05 PM EST

UCLA health expert available to comment on FDA approval of targeted cancer therapy, larotrectinib, for patients with a wide variety of cancers.

27-Nov-2018 2:40 AM EST

UCLA experts available to discuss how election results may affect health policy

5-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST

UCLA experts available to discuss how election results may affect health policy

5-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST

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4 common myths about breast cancer

UCLA oncologist Dr. Parvin Peddi, assistant clinical professor in medicine and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses four myths regarding the most common cancer in U.S. women.
2-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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Welcome to the UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations newsroom! The UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations team can help to identify the best sources for your stories about UCLA patient care, research and education.

UCLA's innovation, dedication, and ability to re-imagine medicine are having a profound effect on the healing arts all around the world. These scientific breakthroughs are due in large part to UCLA Health Sciences faculty, researchers, doctors, nurses and staff.

We can help you find expert comment for breaking medical, science and health policy stories. The team has access to pager numbers, cell phones and assistants to help you reach the right people when you are on tight deadlines. Media relations officers also can provide complete logistical support for broadcast and photography shoots, and serve as field producers for video or radio interviews, and for video B-roll and photographs.

Experts

  • Jeffrey Klausner

    Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectiou

    Keywords:
    Sexually Transmitted Disease, STI, HIV, AIDS, Public Health, Global Health, Infectious Disease
     
     
  • Christopher Giza

    Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

    Keywords:
    Concussion, concussion and football, traumatic brain injuries, Youth, Neuroplasticity, post-traumatic epilepsy, concussion and sports, Sports-Related Head Injury, Brain Development, helmet studies, Neuroimaging, Genetic Markers, Chronic traumatic encephalo
     
     
  • Emmanuel Maidenberg

    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

    Keywords:
    Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Relationships
     
     
  • Larissa Mooney

    Director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic

    Keywords:
    Addiction, Opiods, Cannabis, Alcoholism, Psychiatry
     
     
  • Zaldy Tan

    Medical Director, Assistant Dean

    Keywords:
    Geriatric, Geriatric Care, Alzheimber's Disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia, educational technology, Quality Improvement
     
     
  • Isaac Yang

    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiation onc

    Keywords:
    Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Brain Tumor, Hearing, Balance, Radiosurgery, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
     
     
  • Donald Kohn

    Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology

    Keywords:
    Adenosine, X Linked Diseases, Bubble Boy Disease, Sickle Cell Disease, Genetic Disease, Gene Editing, Gene Therapy, Stem Cell, Stem Cell Therapy
     
     

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Amy Albin
Senior Media Relations Officer
cardiology, nursing, heart/lung transplant, plastic surgery, OB/GYN

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Brianna Aldrich
Director of Communications
dentistry, oral health

baldrich@dentistry.ucla.edu

310-206-0835

Duane Bates
Communications Director

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310-206-4430

Ted Braun
Marketing & Media Relations Director
UCLA / Santa Monica Campus

tbraun@mednet.ucla.edu

310-319-4567

Stephanie Cajigal
Sr. Public Relations Officer
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

communications@ph.ucla.edu

310-206-7908

Tiare Dunlap
Development and Comm Coord

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Phil Hampton
Director, Media Relations
medical

phampton@mednet.ucla.edu

310.267.7014

Ryan Hatoum
Public Information Officer

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310-267-8304

Denise Heady
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Cancer

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310-206-2805

Leigh Hopper
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Nancy Jensen
Executive Director Communications

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Nick Kasden
Broad Center

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Italia Nigro
Executive Assistant

inigro@mednet.ucla.edu

310-267-7022

David Olmos
Director, News Strategy & Editing

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Enrique Rivero
Senior Media Relations Officer
Kidney transplant; geriatrics; internal medicine; endocrinology; infectious diseases; AIDS/HIV

erivero@mednet.ucla.edu

310-267-7120

Elaine Schmidt
Senior Media Relations Officer
Neurosurgery, concussion, spinal cord injury, genetics, vision, radiology, ENT, medical education

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310-267-8323

Simi Singer
Media Relations Manager
medicine

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310-319-4349

Mirabai Vogt-James
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Broad Stem Cell Research Center

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310-983-1163

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