Verbatim — Easter Island heads, transplanting faces and hearing aids
UCLA staff and faculty members are quoted every day in the national media on a wide range of topical subjects. Here is a recent selection."It's not that the findings are new. But they give a practical sense about how to counsel someone about the rare but serious harms of taking hormone therapy."
— Dr. Carolyn Crandall
, professor of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine, in a May 29 CNN.com
story about a government panel that has recommended against preventative hormone therapy use by menopausal women. "The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous.”
— Jo Anne Van Tilburg
, a research associate at UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and director of the institute's Rock Art Archive, in a May 25 Live Science
article about Van Tilburg and associates’ work on the Easter Island moai sculptures, which have bodies buried beneath the iconic heads. "Is it ethical to put somebody on anti-rejection drugs for life for a procedure that is not life-saving?"
— Dr. Kodi Azari
, surgical director of the UCLA Hand Transplantation Program and associate professor of orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery, in a May 27 Huffington Post
highlight of the UCLA Health System's launch of the West Coast's first face transplantation program.“Before someone becomes a true artist, he has to search out art, and art is everywhere. I couldn't be the kind of artist who stays home."
— Michel Kouakou
, a lecturer in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, speaking in a May 26 Los Angeles Times
profile about his global experiences and the multicultural perspective he brings to dance.“If you can't discriminate between words in addition to having profound hearing loss … even with the most sophisticated hearing aid, you can't really get benefits."
— Dr. Akira Ishiyama
, professor of head and neck surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, commenting in a May 26 Ventura County Star
article about cochlear implants.