Stories by Lynn Lipinski:
The neighborhoods kids grow up in are important to their brain development
Factors like less access to nutritional foods and more exposure to pollution may impact the brain’s structure and volume, a new USC study finds, altering how children read and think.
Aerospace industry pioneer and USC Trustee Malcolm Currie, 94
His esteemed career in electronics and weapons research and development included serving as undersecretary of defense research and engineering in the Department of Defense.
Substance use among veterans with PTSD increases during the pandemic
Though many veterans have turned to alcohol and cannabis to cope with pandemic-related mental health issues, USC researchers also found that telehealth visits are on the rise.
Social work research expands on behavioral health effects of COVID-19
Professors at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work are investigating how the pandemic is affecting our mental well-being and working to develop strategies for recovery.
Measuring the response to COVID-19 in diverse communities
Cross-campus research will examine why certain communities encourage behaviors like mask-wearing and social distancing more than others.
Social work grads make a career out of assisting veterans
Graduates from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have found not only jobs but personal satisfaction working with service members and their families.
A new approach to determining whether child abuse magnifies COVID mental health risk
The result could increase understanding of who is at greater risk in the context of the pandemic and who may benefit most from enhanced and targeted interventions.
$3.25 million grant helps social work students from underserved communities
Twenty-two master’s students at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have been selected for $30,000 scholarships through the school’s new Primary Care Project.
Targeted and timely support for soldiers and veterans key to preventing suicides
As National Suicide Prevention Month draws to a close, researchers at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work are helping shape a deeper understanding of what causes suicide.
Take a look inside USC’s social work center for LGBTQ+ studies
The USC Center for LGBTQ+ Health Equity focuses on research and education to help close gaps in health care for the community.
Nurse practitioners shine a light on LGBTQ health care
Two graduates of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have partnered with one of their professors to help break down the barriers to quality, prejudice-free health care.
USC-led research team to help L.A. reduce bias in homelessness services
A $1.5 million grant will allow researchers with the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society to investigate ways to reduce racial bias in the housing system.
Formerly incarcerated social work scholars unite thanks to new student interest group
Unchained Scholars brings together social work students who were system- or justice-impacted, along with their allies, to organize events and offer one another support.
As one of the Tuskegee Airmen, this 100-year-old USC alum helped reshape the military
Ted Lumpkin Jr. overcame segregation and served honorably during World War II, even bringing some of the lessons he learned to his post-war career in social work.
As an Alzheimer’s crisis looms, the director of USC’s aging institute focuses on prevention
María Aranda will bring her expertise as a researcher and a social worker to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness.
USC to launch values poll aimed at changing university culture
The USC Cultural Journey Values Poll will ask all faculty, staff and students to contribute ideas and help change how the university functions.
In memoriam: Ralph Fertig, noted civil rights activist and social work professor
The USC professor was a prominent civil rights lawyer who protested segregated interstate bus terminals by participating in the 1961 Freedom Rides.
USC students help win educational grant expansion for former foster youth
Trojans advocate for new legislation and a California state budget item to help other former foster youth pursue education after high school.
USC’s family nurse practitioner program earns national accreditation
It’s a big milestone for the department’s innovative approach to develop a new generation of advanced practice nurses.
USC’s first online master’s in nursing students graduate
The Department of Nursing aims to develop advanced practice nurses whose holistic approach to health is augmented by the expertise of social work.
First graduates from online doctorate program turn theory into practice
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work degree affirms their skills as social work scholar-practitioners.
In memoriam: Gin Wong, USC trustee and prominent architect, 94
The visionary Trojan designed many Southern California landmarks and left an indelible mark on the region’s landscape.
New gift ensures hundreds more L.A. children will embrace reading
USC’s Kinder 2 College program helps children from surrounding neighborhoods to become proficient in reading and writing by the end of third grade.
Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky’s $15 million gift supports residential college at USC Village
Nemirovsky Residential College will be a vital hub for academic, cultural and recreational activities on campus.