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Many Black Californians, would skip COVID-19 vaccine today, survey finds

Center Director Vickie Mays shares her thoughs on new findings from the Public Policy Intitute of California that shows many Black Californians would be reluctant to accept a COVID-19 vaccine if it were available today.

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Dr. Mays Speaks to Popular Science Magazine about COVID-19 Vaccine Trials and the Black Community

Columnist Kate Baggaley speaks to Center Director Vickie Mays and other experts about how past mistreatment by the medical community is factoring in to current efforts to recruit African-Americans for COVID-19 vaccination trials and how the current approach to testing the American population may need rethinking.

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Q&A: Dr Vickie Mays Answers Questions On The Impact Of COVID-19 On Black Communities

Center Director Vickie Mays sat down with Stuart Wolpert to answer questions on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Black Americans and her work on a bill requiring better data on the race and ethnicity of people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19: The Psychology of Social Distancing

Dr Vickie Mays speaks on social distancing requirements for COVID-19 from a clinical psychologist point of view.

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Bruins stand in solidarity with Mizzou students protesting racist incidents

Hundreds of students, faculty members, staff and alumni rallied in front of Powell Library Thursday afternoon, supporting students at the University of Missouri who are protesting racially charged incidents on their campus.

The Afrikan Student Union, which led the rally, and faculty members spoke to a crowd of 200 about the similarities between racial issues at the University of Missouri and UCLA. They also chanted “Black Bruins Matter” with posters and fists held in the air.

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The Myth Of Mental Illness And Gun Violence

Center Director Vickie Mays mentioned in FORBES opinion piece on “Mental Illness and Reduction of Gun Violence and Suicide: Bringing Epidemiologic Research to Policy” article in Annals of Epidemiology. Continue reading…

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Rivers Remarkable in Guiding Clippers through Owner Sterling’s Scandal

Center Director, Vickie Mays, offers praise on Rivers’ Handling of Donald Sterling scandal. Continue reading…

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Christian Science Monitor – Closure Eludes Tornado-Beaten Joplin Amid Search for the Vanished

BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays quoted in an article on disaster recovery in Joplin, MO.  Continue reading…

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The New Yorker – Counting Japan’s Dead

Women in Los Angeles County are becoming less healthy, and their well-being is expected to decline further because of the slumping economy and other factors that deter access to better food and exercise, according to a sweeping study released Wednesday. Continue reading…

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Pasadena Star-News – Startling New Statistics on Women’s Health

BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays is quoted in an article on a Los Angeles County survey of more than 3,500 women, including women 65 and older, those with disabilities, and women who defined themselves as bisexual or lesbian. Continue reading…

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NPR – Racism’s Physical Impact

Interview with BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays on the link between race and the shortened life expectancy of African American men. Continue reading…

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Los Angeles Times – The Toll of Racism? The Stress of Discrimination, Real or Perceived, May Be Shortening Black Men’s Lives

BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays is quoted in article about the physiological response to racism. Continue reading…

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Jet Magazine – Research Shows that Racism May Affect the Health and Medical Care of Blacks

Article quotes BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays and references BRITE Center research on interventions to lessen the negative impact of discrimination on health. Continue reading…

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The Boston Globe – How Racism Hurts – Literally

Article quotes BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays and cites BRITE Center research on the brain’s circuits and structures during laboratory conditions of discrimination and whether responses vary based on lifelong exposure to racial prejudice. Continue reading…

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Death by Discrimination?

One of my first assignments as a reporter was to interview a cartoonist who lived on Chicago’s Gold Coast, a sliver of affluence set between Lake Michigan and a nasty housing project. Killing time before the interview, I stopped at a jeweler and asked the price of a watch in the window. The manager ducked into a storeroom and led out an enormous Doberman, straining at its leash. With a snarl that matched the dog’s, she said, ”Now, may I help you?” The cartoonist was not much better. She opened the door a crack then shut it in my face. Continue reading…

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Lies Men Tell Put Women in Danger of AIDS

One of my first assignments as a reporter was to interview a cartoonist who lived on Chicago’s Gold Coast, a sliver of affluence set between Lake Michigan and a nasty housing project. Killing time before the interview, I stopped at a jeweler and asked the price of a watch in the window. The manager ducked into a storeroom and led out an enormous Doberman, straining at its leash. With a snarl that matched the dog’s, she said, ”Now, may I help you?” The cartoonist was not much better. She opened the door a crack then shut it in my face. Continue reading…

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