Articles in the Media

The following are articles reporting in local, national and international media relating to activity of the Semel Institute and Department of Psychiatry at UCLA. Note that links to articles may expire without warning or require registration. These articles are provided for public interest and UCLA does not necessarily endorse the content or opinion contained within such articles.

Iqbal Theba, George Segal, Jason Alexander, Jane Fonda at the UCLA Icon Awards
StarCam Celebrity Blog features Jane Fonda, George Segal, Jason Alexander, Iqbal Theba, Kimberly Locke and Glenn McCuen red carpet interviews from the UCLA Longevity Center's ICON Awards.
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Two nights, two honorees
The Los Angeles Times covers two of the busiest women in Hollywood, Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, at the UCLA Longevity Center's ICON Awards.
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Klute meets Barbarella
"I am old, I am an icon and I have studied longevity," Jane Fonda said, accepting the UCLA Longevity Center's Icon Award on Saturday. "So this is the perfect award for me." - Variety
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UCLA Longevity Center's 20th Anniversary ICON Awards
The Malibu Times reported June 1, Life.com reported June 4 and the Beverly Press reported June 23 on the ICON Awards gala and 20th anniversary of the UCLA Longevity Center (formerly the UCLA Center on Aging). Actress Jane Fonda; UCLA alumnus James Collins and the Jules Stein Eye Institute’s founding director, Dr. Bradley Straatsma, were honored. 
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How Brain Sees the 'Big Picture' May Affect Self-Image
Dr. Jamie Feusner, professor of psychiatry and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program at the Semel Institute, was featured June 1 in US News & World Report, May 28 in Asian News International and Indo-Asian News Service, and May 31 on PsychCentral, about his research finding that people who suffer from a mental illness known as body dysmorphic disorder process visualize information abnormally, even when looking at inanimate objects.
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How Brain Sees the 'Big Picture' May Affect Self-Image
Research by Dr. Jamie Feusner, professor of psychiatry and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program at the Semel Institute, was featured in a June 1 HealthDay News story.  He found that people who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder process visual information abnormally, even when looking at inanimate objects.  
Body dysmorphic disorder 1 Jun 11 News bullet

Genes, autism and brain structure
Medscape Medical News and BioNews (U.K.) reported May 31, Prensa Libre (Guatemala) reported May 29, Digital Journal reported May 28, Ivanhoe News, De Pers (Netherlands) and 35 NBC-TV affiliates reported May 27, and Europa Press (Madrid), JPNN (Jakarta) and Mass Device reported May 26 on UCLA research revealing how autism leaves an unexpected molecular signature on the brain. Senior author Dr. Daniel Geschwind, the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and a professor of neurology and psychiatry, and first author Irina Voineagu, a postdoctoral fellow in neurology at UCLA, were quoted.
Autism 31 May 11 News bullet

20th Anniversary ICON Awards, honoring, Jane Fonda
The Beverly Hills Courier on May 27, Daily Variety on May 31 and This Week in Beverly Hills  and This Week in Brentwood on May 26, featured the upcoming 20th anniversary and ICON Awards gala for the UCLA Longevity Center (formerly the UCLA Center on Aging). The event will honor actress Jane Fonda; businessman and UCLA alum James Collins and UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute founding director Dr. Bradley Straatsma. 
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Autistic brains' 'genes differ'
UCLA research revealing how autism leaves an unexpected molecular signature on the brain was reported May 25 by BBC News, TIME, WebMD, HealthDay News, Bloomberg News, Science News, The Scientist, The Canadian Press, PsychCentral, Asian News  International, GenomeWeb Daily News, Examiner.com, The Epoch Times, French Tribune, and DisabilityScoop.com.  The HealthDay report appeared on Yahoo News, MSN, U.S. News & World Report and many others.  The Canadian Press story appeared in the Globe and Mail, Canadian TV, Winnipeg Free Press and many others.  The Bloomberg report appeared in the online San Francisco Chronicle and Minneapolis Star Tribune.  Senior author Dr. Daniel Geschwind, the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics and a
Autism 25 May 11 News bullet

Mattel gives child development grants to UCLA, Claremont Read more: Mattel gives child development grants to UCLA, Claremont
Ted Hutman, a postdoctoral scholar in psychiatry at the Semel Institute, was cited in a May 24 Los Angeles Business Journal article about Mattel Inc. grants awarded for research on the role of play in early childhood development. He will research the effect of toys on the development of language and social and cognitive skills.
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