UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 25, 2017
The $15 Minimum Wage Crowd Tries a Bait and Switch
[David] Neumark, professor of economics and director of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “Does the minimum wage destroy jobs? The debate over that question often reduces to dueling economic studies.” … “To really understand what’s going on, you need to get under the hood.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Time Magazine, Sept. 26, 2017
7 Things People Get Wrong About American History
Vicki L. Ruiz, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “From carving out frontier communities in the 1700s to writing about citizenship and liberty during the 19th century to fighting for civil rights in the 20th, Latino Americans have made history within and beyond national borders.”

STAT, Sept. 21, 2017
Mobile dialysis could save lives in a disaster. But is there a cost to safety? (Subscription)
Dr. Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, chief of the division of nephrology and hypertension at the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine, says providers that want to deploy mobile dialysis units after natural disasters should be reimbursed. … “We need CMS policies and rules around disaster prep [for dialysis] sooner rather than later,” Kalantar-Zadeh said. “But it’s a very sophisticated issue. It has to be done correctly.”

The Huffington Post, Sept. 26, 2017
Benefit #4 (of 71) of the California Stem Cell Program: Challenging Huntington’s Disease
Ms. Saldana got a job at UC Irvine, one of the most respected research institutions in the world. There she met Dr. Leslie Thompson, who has worked nearly 30 years to find a cure for Huntington’s. Yesterday I called Dr. Thompson, who was excited about her team’s progress—on a grant from the California stem cell program.

Los Angeles Daily News, Sept. 23, 2017
Earthquake ‘thermometer’ shows LA region is boiling to Northridge level
Lisa Grant Ludwig, a professor of public health at UC Irvine and a co-author on the study, prefers to think of nowcasting as a snapshot of “where we are now.” She compared the hazard rating to looking out the window, seeing the light dimming and knowing the sun will set, even if you don’t know what time exactly. “We’re not bright and early in the morning. We’re getting late in the day,” she said. “The earthquake potential is uncomfortably high, anyway you look at it.”

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