Happenings

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awarded Steve Hinshaw, (UC Berkeley professor of psychology and UCSF professor of psychiatry), with the 2019 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research on November 1, 2019, in New York City. Professor Hinshaw leads the Depression Grand Challenge’s Awareness and Hope Academic Research Team (ART). His research includes exploration of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as reducing mental illness stigma.

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V. Kelly Turner (assistant professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School) in collaboration with artists, urban planners, climate scholars, community activists and entrepreneurs, unveiled a large blue “eco-mural” in South L.A.  The mural was created with a solar reflective coating that reduces surface temperatures up to 30 percent. The work of art is the first cool pavement project of its kind in the City of Los Angeles and aims to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.

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Professor Yifang Zhu’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) research project was profiled in the latest issue of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s magazine. Zhu, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School, is researching the air quality benefits expected as Los Angeles County transitions to 100% renewable energy.

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