Monday, June 17

UCLA professor of engineering Asad Madni was honored with an achievement award named for him by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award was granted to Madni for his accomplishments and leadership experience. (Courtesy of Asad M. Madni)

UCLA professor honored with achievement award named after him

An international technical organization named a new achievement award after a UCLA engineering professor. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a professional organization dedicated to advancing technology, named its top award after Asad Madni, an adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, a university press release announced Friday. Read more...

UCLA professor of engineering Asad Madni was honored with an achievement award named for him by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award was granted to Madni for his accomplishments and leadership experience. (Courtesy of Asad M. Madni)

Marc Kalis, 22, had last been seen three weeks ago moving out of Sproul Hall. His mother, Christina Kalis, said he was located and found safe May 31.(Courtesy of Christina Kalis)
Marc Kalis, 22, had last been seen three weeks ago moving out of Sproul Hall. His mother, Christina Kalis, said he was located and found safe May 31.(Courtesy of Christina Kalis)

Palihotel opened in Westwood Village on May 8. This is the fifth hotel that Palisociety, a real estate development and hospitality operating company, has opened in Los Angeles, with other locations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Melrose and Culver City. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)
Palihotel opened in Westwood Village on May 8. This is the fifth hotel that Palisociety, a real estate development and hospitality operating company, has opened in Los Angeles, with other locations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Melrose and Culver City. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

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Government insurance programs pay a fixed rate for dialysis care. However, private insurance companies must negotiate with dialysis clinics on the price of treatment.

Study finds discrepancy in dialysis costs between private, government insurers

UCLA researchers found private insurers covering dialysis patients paid four times as much as government insurance programs for treatments, according to a study released Monday. The study, authored by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health, said government insurance programs pay an average of $248 per dialysis session, while private insurers pay an average of $1,041 per session. Read more...

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Government insurance programs pay a fixed rate for dialysis care. However, private insurance companies must negotiate with dialysis clinics on the price of treatment.

(Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)
(Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)