Stories by Orli Belman:
Yelp reviewers take a dimmer view of nursing homes than the feds
One possible explanation: Research indicates that some nursing homes listed on the federal website are gaming their ratings.
Thanksgiving traditions that can boost health and wellness
Six recommended rituals for the mind and body are rewarding enough to repeat throughout the year.
Trojan looks into financial exploitation of elderly
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research scholar Gerson Galdamez is one of 40 students focusing on national health policy challenges.
Students map out ways to make L.A. a friendly place for the elderly
City officials, professors and seniors address housing, transportation, engagement and other issues that affect the quality of life for older adults.
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology announces Edward L. Schneider endowed chair
The gift recognizes Schneider’s contributions to gerontology; Reginald Tucker-Seeley is named the inaugural chair holder.
Adulting at dinner: Dietitian turns grocery-store newcomers into savvy shoppers
By visiting local markets, Trojans build confidence in the kitchen and learn how to improve their long-term health.
USC partners on plan to help Japan’s older population — at a beauty college
The university’s gerontology school teams with Yamano Beauty College, providing health and welfare services for aging clients.
Students are unlikely housemates at retirement home — and wouldn’t have it any other way
In exchange for helping their elderly neighbors, a group of USC gerontology students gets free room and board — and much more.
Making the home safer for seniors in their time of need
An attention to detail makes USC alum a sought-after specialist who oversees home renovation projects for aging people.
How boomers can transform senior living
Experts forecast key changes ahead during executive course at USC.
USC researchers aim to boost quality of life for seriously ill patients
A new study will follow patients who receive palliative care at home and in clinics.
Stevie Tu’ikolovatu takes Rose Bowl honors, but has a bigger picture in mind
Trojan defensive lineman tackles an issue close to his heart: helping people age with dignity.
Life science lab and chair endowed at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
The lab will be named in honor of the donor’s father, whose research in tissue repair and regeneration led to multiple U.S. patents.
Why Thanksgiving is the perfect time to adopt a Mediterranean diet
Seven things you need to know before preparing that fabulous feast.
USC supports task force to improve well-being for family caregivers
California’s largely unpaid workforce needs help to watch over aging or ailing loved ones.
USC-West Point partnership provides invaluable research, training experiences
A group of 13 cadets is spending time at the Institute for Creative Technologies, shaping technology they may someday use in the classroom or the field.
Army cuts ribbon on West Coast research lab at USC
The facility, the Army’s largest research lab at a university, aims to spur innovation through more open access and tap into USC expertise.
Virtual interviews help people with autism land a job
USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Dan Marino Foundation partner on technology to improve social skills.
Nikias talks tech with Silicon Beach executives
USC president meets with leaders from Google, YouTube, Yahoo and more.
Army Research Laboratory selects USC institute as base for breakthroughs in science and technology
The initial focus of ARL West will expand on Human Information Interaction such as virtual reality and immersive technology.
Overnight hackathon shows the promise of virtual reality as a health care tool
Scientists, therapists and health care specialists join forces to tackle problems in unexpected ways.
Forget the joysticks — let’s push the boundaries of virtual reality
Meet a computer science professor who wants people to move more naturally in immersive environments.
Alumni veterans experience virtual reality advances firsthand
Group sees the latest from USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies — and how that technology can help the military.
‘Skip’ Rizzo honored for advances in virtual reality therapy
Institute for Creative Technologies researcher receives the Pioneer in Medicine Award for his work with brain injuries and PTSD.