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"Researcher found that along the streets that were closed for CicLAvia, the presence of ultrafine particles in the air was 21 percent lower than normal."

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http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/l-a-s-ciclavia-significantly-improves-air-quality-in-host-neighborhoods-ucla-study-finds

 The Department of Environmental Health Sciences welcomed its new cohort of students on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the UCLA Botanical Garden. Twenty new graduate students have joined the EHS community: fourteen MPH, two MS, two PhD, and two MPH/MURP.  

Welcome new students! 

 In a commentary in Nature Dr. Michael Jerrett, Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, discusses the startling effects of exposure to air pollution on premature death globally. 

Read the full commentary here.

In an op-ed to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, Dr. Richard J. Jackson discussed the impact of the built environment on health. He emphasized the need to create spaces that are attractive and encourage people to walk, bike and run. Spaces that make physical activity an integral part of daily routine. 

Read the full op-ed here

 Dr. Michael Jerrett, Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences co-authored a study that demonstrates a link between contact with nature and cognitive development in school-age children.  

Read the latest issues of the Fielding School of Public Health magazine to learn about the important work that faculty and students are undertaking to address the health issues affecting our communities.

The digital version of the magazine is available athttp://ph.ucla.edu/news/magazine


Featured in the Magazine: 

Dr. Yifang Zhu: "Invisible Dangers"

       

The Environmental Health Sciences Student Association (EHSSA) demonstrated that art has a transcendent power that can improve mental health, reduce stress and can foster a sense of community through their "Happy Halls" project. The project introduced colorful canvases with positive haikus focused on health to the halls of the Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH). The venture was funded by a Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) mini-grant.

Teni Adewumi Teni Adewumi, EHS Industrial Hygiene student, participated in an interview with Think Progress & HuffPost Live to discuss the environmental health risks that workers in hair salons are exposed to. There is new light being shed on the conditions and diseases prevalent among stylists and other workers in the hair industry.

Various student groups in FSPH joined together to organize events across the UCLA campus for National Public Health Week 2015. Among those groups were the Students of Color for Public Health, Public Health Student Association and the Environmental Health Sciences Student Association. 

All events focused on the theme "Addressing the Roots of Health Inequality."

View the full story on the FSPH website here.

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