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At the forefront of Alzheimer’s research

As the nation marks Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, learn about how USC researchers are leading the efforts toward finding a cure for the devastating disease.

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How Hollywood turned a ‘blind eye’ to Emmett Till: Inside a troubled 67-year history

Watching the story of Till’s brutal 1955 killing can be difficult — but it’s important, says USC Dornsife’s Lanita Jacobs: “There’s also a responsibility on our part to bear witness. These people are no longer here. We need to honor them, say their names, create streets for them, create movies for them. We need to talk about these issues because in many ways they never really did get their due.”

Title IX trailblazer Jean Chen Shih
Jean Chen Shih’s areas of expertise include brain development, autism spectrum disorder and repurposing antidepressants for brain cancer and prostate cancer. (Photo/Courtesy of the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Pioneering pharmacy professor learned early to work hard and help others

TITLE IX: For almost five decades at USC, Jean Chen Shih has excelled at research and in teaching. She says the groundbreaking legislation is as important now as it was 50 years ago.

Pharmacy photos
The USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will receive a $50 million endowment for student scholarships, faculty recruitment and integrating a universitywide research infrastructure related to biomedical innovation across USC’s campuses. (Photos/Courtesy of the USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

USC School of Pharmacy, Department of Biomedical Engineering announce naming gifts

The substantial gift from innovator and physicist Alfred E. Mann will expand USC’s activities at the intersection of health sciences and engineering.