Eric Lindberg is a special projects writer with USC University Communications. He previously worked as an editor and writer with the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work from 2010 to 2017. He is a USC graduate with a degree in print journalism.
Stories by Eric Lindberg:
The science behind fake meat — from a one-time butcher turned grad student
USC doctoral student aims to genetically engineer alternatives to meat that taste like the real thing.
Injury derails Olympic hopeful but also shapes her advocacy and career path
Sarah Urke, who suffered a serious injury as a competitive synchronized swimmer, aims to broaden knowledge of how to prevent and respond to brain injuries.
Las Vegas begins to heal after mass shooting with help from USC social work experts
David Schonfeld and Marleen Wong offer school officials training and guidance as they begin to develop counseling and support programs for children and community members.
Creating new heart muscle out of stem cells? This grad student is doing it
PhD student Joycelyn Yip ultimately hopes to test heart disease treatments in ways that reduce risk to patients.
Saving the lives of hospital patients with one simple app
USC Viterbi biomedical engineers develop a system that tracks vital signs of patients from admission to discharge.
Students find home away from home at annual Thanksgiving dinner
Niki Nikias, wife of USC President C. L. Max Nikias, hosts hundreds of students unable to spend the 2017 holiday with their families.
University leaders call for protections for students, higher education in tax reform process
Presidents and chancellors of Association of American Universities member schools, including USC, urge Congress to preserve education-supporting tax benefits.
Mork Family Scholars Program sets students up for success
John and Julie Mork’s generous gift ensures ongoing support for USC’s top asset: its talented undergraduates.
Alum’s pulp-based snacks turn waste to taste
Trips to trendy juice bars help Mork Family Scholar realize how fruit and veggies end up in the trash.
A sign of strong leadership on and off the softball field: Make everyone feel wanted
USC doctoral student with a love of the game offers insights on inclusion in the workplace.
USC social work effort works to advance LGBT health research
Health Equity Initiative brings together experts to advance studies for a population whose members have dramatically higher rates of mental and behavioral health problems than their peers.
Can USC researchers solve an aging issue in Cuba?
USC experts in social support hope to help the country with its demographic dilemma.
Understanding climate change as a social issue: How research can help
Typhoons. Hurricane Katrina. Civil conflicts. The link between environmental change and social work is the focus of USC scholars at work on a national initiative.
Virtual parent education could be a thing of the future
Social work interns are offering their services online with help from USC’s counseling clinic.
USC social work pioneers inducted into California’s Hall of Distinction
Janet Black, David Kuroda and Armando Torres Morales earn accolades for their advancements in education and the community.
School safety model gains traction in South America
The approach calls for staff to become actively engaged when responding to school violence through locally designed solutions.
New program for the homeless nourishes body and soul
USC pilot project relies on the time-honored tradition of cooking and sharing a meal with others.
Laptop program narrows digital divide for college-bound foster youth
Nonprofit asks USC professor to evaluate the effect of giving computers to teens in the foster care system.
Students urge action on refugees who flee one of the world’s deadliest regions
Unaccompanied Central American children heading to the U.S. are the crux of research that began in a course on global social work.
Social work professor recruited for national mentoring program
The American Psychological Association taps Suzanne Wenzel to take part in an initiative focusing on HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations.
Putting people behind bars has hidden costs for society
New faculty member studies historical disparities related to the prison system and calculates the external costs of incarceration.
Study to explore gang life’s long-term effects on Hispanic women
USC researchers to study experiences of women first interviewed 15 years ago.
New smoking alternatives gain popularity among teens
The use of e-cigarettes and hookah by adolescents has grown in recent years.
Working at USC brings together professor’s ‘strands of life’
Experience in varied branches of social work gives Trojan the chance to help military veterans and launch a doctorate program.