Professor Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, was awarded the 2011 Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize
for Creative Local Public Health Work, by the Southern California Public Health Association. The award was presented at the 139th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 29–Nov. 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. in recognition of outstanding creative and innovative public health work.
The Department of Public Policy of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs seeks to recruit a tenure-track, assistant professor (any rank) in public policy. We seek candidates with interests in urban and social policy, immigration, science and technology policy, transportation, public infrastructure, and other related areas (domestic and/or international).
Carlos Amador, a recent graduate of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Master of Social Welfare Program (MSW), recently penned his experience participating in a hunger strike calling for the passage of the federal DREAM act.
In “This is Our Country Too: Undocumented Immigrant Youth Organizing and the Battle for the Dream Act,” Amador, who completed his MSW this past Spring, and who is currently in the process of gaining his own U.S. citizenship, tells of the 15-day hunger strike held in Los Angeles. The following is an excerpt from the article:
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has named UCLA Professor of Public Policy Mark Kleiman a Visiting Fellow for 2011-2012. NIJ Visiting Fellows are scholars and professionals who currently work in the criminal justice field. Prof. Kleiman’s recent work focuses on reducing crime and incarceration by substituting swiftness and predictability for severity in the criminal justice system generally and in community-corrections institutions specifically.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Americans who use housing choice vouchers are increasingly choosing to live in the suburbs, and as that trend proceeds, metropolitan areas across the country need to work to make sure housing opportunities connect with employment, according to a new report co-authored by UCLA researchers and published by the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.
Marshall Wong, (MSW ’86) has been selected as the Social Worker of the Year for all of California. This honor follows his recognition as Social Worker of the Year for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Region H, this past Spring.
UCLA and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's RENEW LA County program are debuting on Oct. 6 the "Model Design Manual for Living Streets" to expand opportunities for people to bicycle and walk as part of an obesity-prevention effort.
Environmental Health Sciences Chair, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) and Urban Planning Professor, Richard Jackson, MD., MPH, chaired a 14-member panel that authored a report requested by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment."
Each year a distinguished group of leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors is invited to become part of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs community. Throughout the year Senior Fellows present policy briefings, guest lecture in classes, and participate in School events.
As cities across California struggle with how to handle medical marijuana dispensaries and police agencies blame them for an increase in lawlessness, academics are delving into data to find out whether pot shops really do influence neighborhood crime.