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:
USC Expert’s Book Combats ‘Diabesity’
Pediatrics professor Francine Kaufman sets out to raise awareness of obesity and diabetes while calling for changes in public policy to reverse the slide toward inactivity and poor dietary habits.
USC/Norris celebrates its colorectal cancer survivors, extols progress against disease
Innovative new USC/Norris researchers begin to make their mark
Independent Voice Rises for Consumers
USC study finds the Health Consumer Alliance to be a lifeline for many grappling with insurance problems. The nonprofit groups are key to improving access to health care, says the study’s lead author.
Study shows diuretics more effective than newer drugs in stemming heart problems
Smoking damage may jump generations
Smoking May Be Harmful to Offspring
USC researchers find tobacco’s effects may be passed across generations, resulting in asthma for children and grandchildren.
Prominent Ob/Gyn chair to step down
USC preventive medicine team to assess tsunami impact
Match Day Brings Joy to Medical Students
Residencies are revealed during the national event in which graduating seniors discover where they will be training in coming years.
Keck School students’ scores are tops in license exams
USC expert pens book to fight ‘diabesity’
USC/Norris Director Named AACR Chief
Peter A. Jones is installed as president of the American Association of Cancer Research. It is ‘a great honor’ that comes at a critical time, he says.
USC orthopaedic surgeon delivers prestigious lecture at Duke
USC/Norris director named president of AACR
Medical students’ matches ignite frenzied celebration as residencies are revealed
Surgeon Hailed by Spanish Monarchs
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia salute former Trojan Juan A. Asensio for his work in trauma surgery and advocacy for human rights.
NIH Awards $1.2M to Study Knee Injuries
As women play more sports, their injuries multiply. Supported by the National Institutes of Health, USC biokinesiology and physical therapy researchers will study movements that make female athletes more likely to suffer ACL injuries than men � and how that damage can be prevented.
BA/MD students honored at USC convocation
HSC opens new urgent-care center with extended service hours
Keck School student receives a top USC scholastic honor
Beta-blockers Can Aid Heart Patients
USC cardiologists say the medications offer ‘encouraging’ findings for those with congestive heart failure and severe mitral regurgitation.
Med School Will Increase Enrollment
The Keck School of Medicine of USC’s fall incoming class will grow to 180 students. The Association of American Medical Colleges has recommended that the nation’s medical schools graduate 2,500 more physicians by 2015.
Keck School Scientist Recognized
Gastroenterologist Shelly Lu receives the Outstanding Investigator Award from the Western Society for Clinical Investigation. The honor cites her “research creativity, productivity and vision.”