Archive Tag: Mention/Expert Opinion

Skirball Fire from Bel Air, Linda Flora. Fires like these will likely become more frequent in the Los Angeles region due to changes in climate patterns, UCLA climate experts say.
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A number of UCLA climate experts responded to recent Southern California wildfires with the same message – these events are a foreshadowing of conditions to come due to human-induced climate change. These researchers explained that the combination of an unusually wet winter last year with an unusually dry, warm summer and fall exacerbate fire risk. The wet winter prompts Read more

George Poste, DVM, PhD, FRCPath, FRS, (left), Lindy Elkins-Tanton, MS, PhD, (second from the left), Edward Kavazanjian, MS, PhD, (center), Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH, (second from the right), and Minu Ipe, MA, PhD (right).
Faye Farmer

On November 27 and 28, 2017, UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH, visited Arizona State University (ASU) to help their campus explore whether the campus wants to start their own grand challenge program. She met in small groups with approximately 10 faculty members while there and also Read more

The Los Angeles River flows past the Atwater Village neighbourhood during a rain storm in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 2017.
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Los Angeles can have a more sustainable future with 100-percent local-water, but it will come at the cost of a more parched L.A. River, according to a new study released by UCLA. The study, the most comprehensive analysis to date of integrated water management strategies for the river, is intended to guide local officials in planning for the river’s future. Mark Gold, one of the study’s lead authors and UCLA’s associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability, Read more

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Anxiety is prevalent among 18.1 percent of adults in the U.S., but anxiety disorders do not affect both genders equally. In fact, women are two times more likely to develop an anxiety disorder than men. There are many theories behind this phenomenon and Michelle Craske, member of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee, has conducted research in this area. According to Craske, boys are more Read more

UCLA’s Dr. Michael Fanselow: Understanding post-traumatic stress and how to treat it

Michael Fanselow is a Distinguished Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at UCLA and Director of Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health at UCLA. Fanselow’s research through the Center focuses on uncovering the neurobiological bases for anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress. Specifically, Fanselow has studied why humans overgeneralize fear, which causes individuals to Read more