Stories by Jonathan Riggs:
USC Davis professor wins New Scholar in Aging Award
Changhan (David) Lee, a research assistant professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, won the Ellison Medical Foundation’s New Scholar in Aging Award.
Undergrads honored for cancer study
After earning scholarships from the Summer Undergraduate Research Associates program and the USC Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship, USC undergraduates Brandon Glousman and Jung-Gi Min did not rest on their laurels.
Managing pain via a mobile phone app
While there are several programs to manage pain, many seriously ill patients find that their pain is frequently unrecognized and untreated.
Walsh rewarded for innovation in teaching and science
John Walsh, who specializes in neuroscience, saw his exceptional work in the classroom and lab recognized with two major awards.
Drawing closer to Alzheimer’s magic bullet?
Imagine a pharmaceutical prevention, treatment or even cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Fresno conference focuses on elder abuse
USC Davis doctoral student Marguerite DeLiema served as the keynote speaker for Fresno’s “Elder Abuse Prevention Conference 2013: Protecting an Aging Population.”
Forum explores cultural differences in the psychology of aging
On a magnitude unthinkable to most Americans, China is rapidly undergoing a total transformation due to the aging of its population.
USC Davis spotlights two top-tier scientists
Two doctoral students at the USC Davis School of Gerontology are ending the school year with major reasons to celebrate.
USC Davis symposium reports on advances in aging research
Trojans of all scientific stripes shone at the USC Davis School of Gerontology’s fourth annual interdisciplinary symposium “What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC.”
Hear we are
According to the World Health Organization, more than 360 million people around the world have disabling hearing loss, which includes one-third of all people over 65 years old and one-half of those older than 75.
Gerontology past, present and future
The 33rd annual meeting of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics proved to be a time for paying tribute to the past while looking toward the future.
Doctoral students excel at research symposium
USC Davis School of Gerontology doctoral students Patrick Beck and Morgan Levine made a strong showing at USC’s Fifth Annual Graduate Research Symposium.
HSC exhibition turns up the heat on climate change
Climate change doesn’t just threaten our planet — it also poses enormous challenges for older adults, according to acclaimed artists Mary Lou Dauray and Orna Makleff.
Aging behind bars
Aileen Hongo calls them ladies. This small act of politeness may seem like nothing to most people. But as she sits in a folding chair next to these women, Hongo recognizes that for many of them, even the most basic courtesies may be all that they will ever know.
USC Davis examines rankings of senior-friendly cities
Sorry, Los Angeles — you lost to Provo-Orem, Utah, Des Moines, Iowa, and Toledo, Ohio. In the first “Best Cities for Successful Aging” report, the City of Angels finished a less-than-heavenly No. 30.
Air pollutants linked to diminished brain function of seniors
At first, USC’s large, interdisciplinary series of studies into air pollution and brain health seemed outside the wheelhouse of USC postdoc Jennifer Ailshire.
Student wins award for research on end-of-life pain management
USC Davis School of Gerontology doctoral student Jeff Laguna has won the Gerontological Society of America’s Elaine M. Brody Award, given for excellence in research.
Name that bacterial tune
Singing bacteria is the synthetic biology brainchild of a USC team that took part in this year’s International Genetically Engineered Machine competition.
Cohen installed as dean of USC Davis
Pinchas Cohen was officially installed as dean of the USC Davis School of Gerontology in a formal ceremony held at Town & Gown.
Dutch delegates visit USC School of Gerontology
The USC Davis School of Gerontology welcomed delegates from the School of Applied Gerontology at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in Zwolle, The Netherlands.
Crimmins elected to the Institute of Medicine
Eileen Crimmins has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the world’s most prestigious honors in the fields of health and medicine.
Cellular defense mechanisms shed light on life span research
New research by a team at the USC Davis School of Gerontology into how organisms respond to lack of nutrition could have a far-reaching impact on how we understand obesity and longevity.
USC Davis grad student honored for service to others
Helping older adults has been USC Davis School of Gerontology graduate student Brenda Vázquez’s day job for almost a decade.
Chinese newspaper covers USC visits
The USC Davis School of Gerontology was featured in Ta Kung Pao, the oldest active Chinese-language newspaper in China.