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App uses voice analysis, AI to track wellness of people with mental illness

A new study finds that an interactive voice application using artificial intelligence is as accurate at tracking the wellbeing of patients being treated for serious mental illness as their physicians.
14-Jan-2020 7:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Involving family in care for bipolar disorder helps children and teens stay healthier, longer

In a UCLA-led study, children and adolescents with a high risk for developing bipolar disorder stayed healthier for longer periods when their family members participated in their psychotherapy sessions.
14-Jan-2020 7:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers

New research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that the United States is falling behind its global peers when it comes to guarantees for key constitutional rights. Researchers identified...
8-Jan-2020 9:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers create framework for evaluating how fast a cancer will grow

An international team of researchers led by UCLA’s Paul Boutros, have created a new way to accurately estimate how fast an individual cancer is evolving using open-source software.
10-Jan-2020 3:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Biomarker Predicts Which Patients with Heart Failure Have a Higher Risk of Dying Within 1 to 3 Years

A UCLA-led study revealed a new way to predict which patients with “stable” heart failure — those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization — have a higher risk of dying within one to three years.
2-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A Decade in Review: 7 Healthcare Breakthroughs

UCLA Health experts weigh in on the most significant healthcare advances of the last ten years and what exciting developments we can look forward to in the decade ahead.
18-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ER visits did not rise with Medicaid expansion under Affordable Care Act


9-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Father’s X chromosome may yield clues to higher rates of autoimmune disease in women

UCLA scientists have discovered one reason why autoimmune diseases are more prevalent in women than in men.
11-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites


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UCLA Public Health Experts on Coronavirus and related issues

20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST

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Q&A: A drug-free option for treating ADHD in children

UCLA researcher Sandra Loo was a principal investigator on the study that led to FDA approval of the first non-drug ADHD treatment. In this Q&A, Loo discusses the device and its potential in ADHD treatment.
7-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST

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UCLA expert available to discuss the stress, emotional trauma and psychological impact of the California wildfires

30-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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UCLA expert available for interview on wildfires' impact on air quality

30-Oct-2019 11:40 AM EDT

UCLA experts: psychological trauma, mass shootings

4-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Researcher looks for ways to detect deadly cancer before it develops

Dr. Beth Karlan, the newly appointed director of cancer population genetics at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is hopeful that her research will not only help women get diagnosed with ovarian cancer at an earlier stage, but also...
28-Jun-2019 12:00 PM EDT

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ACP breast cancer screening guideline update: Breast cancer surgeon/expert available

5-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

UCLA experts available to comment on cancer research at AACR annual meeting

27-Mar-2019 2:05 PM 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

  • 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
     
     
  • 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
     
     
  • Emmanuel Maidenberg

    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

    Keywords:
    Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Relationships
     
     
  • Isaac Yang

    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiation onc

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

    Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectiou

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

Contacts

Melissa Abraham
Executive Director, Communications

mabraham@support.ucla.edu

310-206-0632

Brianna Aldrich
Director of Communications
dentistry, oral health

baldrich@dentistry.ucla.edu

310-206-0835

Duane Bates
Communications Director

dbates@mednet.ucla.edu

310-206-4430

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

tbraun@mednet.ucla.edu

310-319-4567

Carla Denly
Assistant Dean

cdenly@support.ucla.edu

3108256738

Tiare Dunlap
Development and Comm Coord

tdunlap@mednet.ucla.edu

3102068367

Marrecca Fiore
Senior Media Relations Officer
Psychiatry, Neuroscience

MFiore@mednet.ucla.edu

Judy Fortin
Executive Director of Communications

email@email.com

Phil Hampton
Director, Media Relations

phampton@mednet.ucla.edu

Denise Heady
Media Relations Manager
Cancer

dheady@mednet.ucla.edu

310-206-2805

Nick Kazden
Broad Center

NKazden@mednet.ucla.edu

310-206-8367

Jane Murcia
Media Relations Repressentative/ Analytics
Nutrition/Diet, Dermatology

JMurcia@mednet.ucla.edu

David Olmos
Director, News Strategy & Editing
UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, autism, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative

dolmos@mednet.ucla.edu

3102678276

Alana Prisco
Senior Media Relations Officer

aprisco@mednet.ucla.edu

310-267-0465

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

eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu

310-267-8323

Simi Singer
Media Relations Manager
medicine

SSinger@mednet.ucla.edu

310-319-4349

Brad Smith
Senior Public Relations Officer

bssmith@support.ucla.edu

310.825.0148

Mirabai Vogt-James
Communications Manager
Broad Stem Cell Research Center

mvogt@mednet.ucla.edu

310-983-1163

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