Alicia Di Rado
Alicia Di Rado is USC University Communications’ editorial director. She oversees initiatives and channels that tell the overall story of USC and its people and serves as editor-in-chief of USC Trojan Family Magazine. Alicia began her career as a journalist with the Los Angeles Times and Oregonian and has served as an editor and writing coach for several decades. She also was trained in graphic design at UCLA and product design at Stanford. A native Spanish speaker, she is especially interested in sports, health, medical research, science, fitness, history and pop culture.
Stories by Alicia Di Rado:
Childhood Asthma Linked to Freeway Pollution
By studying air pollution levels in 10 Southern California cities, USC investigators show that proximity to freeways poses a respiratory risk.
Air Pollution Found to Pose Greater Threat
USC-led study based in the Los Angeles area shows significant death risk linked to airborne particles. A large number of participants allowed scientists to control for dozens of factors that influence health outcome.
Students Raise $42,000 to Fight Cancer
The Relay for Life event succeeds on two fronts by boosting awareness of the disease and collecting more than double the money students hoped to accrue.
Students raise $42,000 to fight cancer
Keck School surgeons perform first-of-kind pancreatectomy
White Coat Ceremony Marks Transition
The Class of 2009 gathers before family, friends and faculty for its traditional rite of passage as physicians-in-training.
USC Sponsors ‘Walk From Obesity’ Sept. 24
The nationwide event raises awareness about health problems linked to excess weight. Participants will seek sponsors for the local portion of the fund-raiser taking place in Van Nuys.
USC sponsors ‘Walk from Obesity’ Sept. 24
White Coat Ceremony marks students’ transition to physicians
Estrogen May Delay Heart Disease
A major Keck School study will examine whether giving estrogen to women past menopause slows the progression of atherosclerosis, which can cause chest pains and strokes.
Estrogen therapy may slow advance of atherosclerosis
USC Surgeons Perform Novel Procedure
Without opening the chest, physicians repair life-threatening aneurysms by installing a newly approved device inside the aorta. Such surgeries can yield shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery time for patients.
USC surgeons perform novel procedure to repair aorta without opening chest
USC study shows immigrants receive lower levels of health care
USC radiologist receives $3.4 million for study of combination PET-CT scans for prostate cancer
Immigrant Health Care Myth Debunked
Study shows most immigrants have insurance, but use fewer services and spend half as much on health care as native-born Americans.
Fighting Cancer in a Single Treatment
In a new trial, radiation is administered during the breast-conserving surgical procedure, avoiding the need for women with early invasive cancer to return for additional radiotherapy later.
Innovative breast cancer therapy may reduce treatment time to single day
Frozen-egg fertility treatment succeeds
Fertility researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC achieved the nation’s first pregnancy of triplets resulting from frozen eggs.