Stories by Orli Belman:
Vern Bengtson, 78, professor of gerontology, social work and sociology
In a USC career that spanned over 50 years, Bengtson explored the roles of faith and family across generations.
USC Leonard Davis School introduces master’s degree in medical gerontology
Applications for this new program — aimed at preparing health care practitioners to meet the needs of an aging population — are being accepted for fall 2019.
Reginald Tucker-Seeley puts policy research into practice during D.C. fellowship
USC Leonard Davis School faculty member spent the past year as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C.
Researchers uncover previously unknown dementia risk factor
The study provides insights on how the conditions and other diseases of aging might one day be treated and prevented.
$11 million National Institute on Aging grant supports research on air pollution and Alzheimer’s
Research will address the neglected role of environmental neurotoxins in the development of Alzheimer’s.
Kelvin Davies, Enrique Cadenas named officers of France’s National Order of Merit
Award recognizes their contributions and service to science and international cooperation.
Quiet Heroes — Over Eighty offers universal life lessons from older L.A. immigrants
The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology exhibit conveys the beauty and dignity of age, encouraging people to examine their own place in the world.
Cardiovascular risk: Men and women now on equal footing, with both improving
Risk factors, gender and age differences decreasing among adults over 50; researchers say medications play a major role.
What to know about fasting, aging, the ‘longevity diet’ and when you should eat
USC scientist Valter Longo talks about how to live a longer and healthier life.
Yelp reviewers take a dimmer view of nursing homes than the feds
One possible explanation: Research indicates that some nursing homes listed on the federal website are gaming their ratings.
Thanksgiving traditions that can boost health and wellness
Six recommended rituals for the mind and body are rewarding enough to repeat throughout the year.
Trojan looks into financial exploitation of elderly
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research scholar Gerson Galdamez is one of 40 students focusing on national health policy challenges.
Students map out ways to make L.A. a friendly place for the elderly
City officials, professors and seniors address housing, transportation, engagement and other issues that affect the quality of life for older adults.
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology announces Edward L. Schneider endowed chair
The gift recognizes Schneider’s contributions to gerontology; Reginald Tucker-Seeley is named the inaugural chair holder.
Adulting at dinner: Dietitian turns grocery-store newcomers into savvy shoppers
By visiting local markets, Trojans build confidence in the kitchen and learn how to improve their long-term health.
USC partners on plan to help Japan’s older population — at a beauty college
The university’s gerontology school teams with Yamano Beauty College, providing health and welfare services for aging clients.
Students are unlikely housemates at retirement home — and wouldn’t have it any other way
In exchange for helping their elderly neighbors, a group of USC gerontology students gets free room and board — and much more.
Making the home safer for seniors in their time of need
An attention to detail makes USC alum a sought-after specialist who oversees home renovation projects for aging people.
How boomers can transform senior living
Experts forecast key changes ahead during executive course at USC.
USC researchers aim to boost quality of life for seriously ill patients
A new study will follow patients who receive palliative care at home and in clinics.
Stevie Tu’ikolovatu takes Rose Bowl honors, but has a bigger picture in mind
Trojan defensive lineman tackles an issue close to his heart: helping people age with dignity.
Life science lab and chair endowed at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
The lab will be named in honor of the donor’s father, whose research in tissue repair and regeneration led to multiple U.S. patents.
Why Thanksgiving is the perfect time to adopt a Mediterranean diet
Seven things you need to know before preparing that fabulous feast.
USC supports task force to improve well-being for family caregivers
California’s largely unpaid workforce needs help to watch over aging or ailing loved ones.