UCLA Launches Massive Depression Study Focusing On Freshman Students
"We are aiming for nothing less than a transformation in how depression is detected, diagnosed and treated,’’ UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said.
The Mercury News:
Depression: Major Study Of College Freshmen Kicks Off At UCLA
Called the Depression Grand Challenge, UCLA’s initiative — which seeks to cut the incidence of depression worldwide in half by 2050 — is launching the screenings as new students move into their dorms and prepare for the first day of classes on Thursday. (Seipel, 9/22)
In other public health news —
A 'Potentially Powerful Model' For Treating Sickle Cell Disease
Today, he's one of about 30 patients now getting specialized care at the Adult Sickle Cell Clinic at the Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center in South Los Angeles. Believed to be the first of its kind in the country, the clinic brings primary and specialty care providers under one roof to help people with sickle cell live a longer and more comfortable life with the disease. (Plevin, 9/25)