Two USC Davis Studies Led by Valter Longo Snag Most-Read Spots in Cell Press Journals Two studies led by Edna Jones Professor in Gerontology and Professor in Biological Science Valter Longo have been listed as the most-read articles in their respective Cell Press journals. The article in Cell Stem Cell highlighted how fasting cycles induced immune system regeneration, and the Cell Metabolism article examined high-protein diets and their effects on cancer and mortality rates. [Continue Reading...]
Research Symposium on Asia’s Aging Population Highlights Both Improvements and Challenges The USC Davis School of Gerontology hosted the 2014 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Research Symposium on Aging September 14-17. Research presented by scientists from throughout the region focused on Asia’s rapidly aging population and highlighted the challenges these dramatic demographic swings will pose in the near future. [Continue Reading...]
Professor Edward Schneider Interviewed by NPR about Erectile Dysfunction Drugs and Older Adults 16 years ago, the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra was introduced. USC Davis Professor and Dean Emeritus Edward Schneider spoke to National Public Radio’s Ina Jaffe about the impact it and similar drugs have had on the lives of older adults. [Continue Reading...]
Milken Institute and USC Davis Dean Pinchas Cohen Urge U.S. Mayors to Support Successful Aging The Milken Institute is asking mayors across the U.S. to commit to improving the lives of older people in their cities by signing the Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge. The pledge, part of the Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging initiative, was developed by the initiative’s advisory committee, which includes USC Davis School of Gerontology Dean Pinchas Cohen. [Continue Reading...]
Grant Funds Visual Celebration of LA’s Jewish Elders A Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles to the USC Davis School of Gerontology will establish a new community art project titled “Zekenim: Honoring and Celebrating Los Angeles’ Jewish Elders.” The project will guide Jewish older adults in sharing and sketching their life stories, which will be translated into pictogram art by Jewish adolescents and young adults.
Sean Curran to Receive GSA’s 2014 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)—the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging—has chosen Sean P. Curran, PhD, of the USC Davis School of Gerontology as the 2014 recipient of the Nathan Shock New Investigator Award. The distinguished honor is given for outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological [Continue Reading...]
First-of-its-Kind Study Offers New Clues About Racial Health Disparities A study by USC Davis School Assistant Professor Cleopatra Abdou and LMU Associate Professor Adam Fingerhut suggests that the persistent health disparities between different races may partially result from anxiety regarding negative racial stereotypes while receiving healthcare. It was recently published in the "American Psychological Association journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology."
USC Davis School of Gerontology Honors Gerald A. Larue, may he rest in peace
Larue taught popular courses on death and dying for four decades, starting when he was in religious studies and continuing through his 25 years in the USC Davis School of Gerontology. The courses were cathartic for many students, especially when Larue asked them to reflect on losses they had experienced. Please Click photo to read more about his life.