Larissa Puro serves as the communications manager for the USC Institute of Global Health.
Stories by Larissa Puro:
USC students compete in cross-campus health challenge
As mock consultants, Trojans focus on cancer prevention in lower-income countries.
USC to partner on air pollution and health study in eastern Africa
It will mark the first time scientists continuously record air pollution data to investigate the health of children in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
World Health Organization report focuses on ties between sexual health, human rights and law
USC’s Sofia Gruskin hopes countries will use the document to ensure the health of everyone ‘without distinction.’
Helping others on a global scale
Grad students educate the people of Cameroon on clean water and proper sanitation.
Short films touch on health, culture and immigration
Three documentaries reveal the challenges faced by Trojans and their families.
USC workshop shapes the future of mobile health
A coalition establishes ways to implement national programs targeting diet, physical activity, stress and risk factor management.
Bringing rights into the fight against disease
A new report from USC has examined the ways human rights intersect with the world’s leading cause of death: noncommunicable disease.
Nobel Prize nominee decries sexual violence in the Congo
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Denis Mukwege called upon the USC community to take action in his fight against sexual violence.
Experts discuss human rights and chronic disease
In fitness-friendly Southern California, it’s hard to imagine a life where women can’t ride bikes or hit the gym. But until recently, women in Saudi Arabia could do neither.
Years later, psychological effects of Chernobyl linger
A new report authored by USC researchers has estimated that millions of people may still be suffering from mental and physical health problems related to the 1986 Chernobyl accident.
Improving children’s health and human rights
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in March that brought the U.N. one step closer to securing children’s health-related rights across the globe.
Undergrads win USC Global Health Case Competition
Competing against their peers, a team of multidisciplinary undergraduates won the USC Global Health Case Competition on Feb. 15 and will represent the university at the international level in March.
Global Health Competition connects students to CDC
Back for its second year, the USC Global Health Case Competition, which brings together teams of students from all disciplines to tackle a real-world global health challenge, was held.
USC examines decisions of pregnant HIV-positive women
Living longer with the aid of antiretroviral therapy, HIV-positive women are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to making decisions about pregnancy and childbearing.
Sexual and reproductive health and rights experts launch global research network
USC hosted nine international experts to discuss the state of sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.
Women in Management talk focuses on global challenges and motherhood
Heather Wipfli, associate director of the USC Institute for Global Health, shared the challenges she has faced pursuing a global leadership career.
Vietnamese human rights officials discuss collaborations with USC
Vietnamese delegates visited USC to discuss collaboration opportunities with the university to further their country’s human rights research, policy and training efforts.
USC awarded grant to build research hub in East Africa
USC, in partnership with Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, received a planning grant to establish a research and training hub in East Africa.
USC global health game maintains relevance
One year ago, ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Richard Besser and correspondent Juju Chang announced the launch of the 1,000 Days Facebook game.
High school sleuths track mock outbreak
Two weeks ago, they were 25 health-minded teens. Today they are graduates of USC’s Global Health Disease Detectives force.
USC professor contributes to landmark HIV law report
Professor Sofia Gruskin served as a member of the technical advisory group for a landmark report released by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law.
USC global health conference attracts Pacific Rim leaders
Dozens of academics from across the Pacific Rim visited USC for the 2012 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program Workshop.
USC grad students to attend 2012 World Health Assembly
Public health students at USC will be attending the 65th World Health Assembly next week in Geneva, Switzerland, as delegates for the Union for International Cancer Control.
USC global health team competes at international level
The winners of the first USC Global Health Case Competition received an honorable mention after competing against 22 other teams at an international contest in March.