Nov 282012
Fighting On!

The USC Davis School of Gerontology took center stage at the 65th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), held this year in San Diego. As always, the field’s preeminent conference provided multiple opportunities for USC Davis students, faculty and alumni to shine, as well as for the School’s popular reception to [Continue Reading...]

Nov 142012
What’s Your Number?

Sorry Los Angeles—you lost to Provo-Orem, Utah (#1), Des Moines, IA (#6) and Toledo, Ohio (#8). In the first-ever “Best Cities for Successful Aging” ranking report, the City of Angels finished a less-than-heavenly #30. Compiled by the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the report made waves around the country at every professional level, [Continue Reading...]

Nov 142012
USC Davis Postdoc Links Air Pollutants to Diminished Senior Brain Function

At first, USC’s large, interdisciplinary series of studies into air pollution and brain health seemed outside the wheelhouse of USC Davis School of Gerontology postdoc Jennifer Ailshire, a sociologist and demographer. After leading researcher Caleb E. Finch tapped her to contribute to the massive project, however, she found an unexpected and extremely valuable niche. By [Continue Reading...]

Nov 082012
Pike promoted to full professor

Pinchas Cohen, dean of the USC Davis School, announced this week that longtime researcher Christian Pike, Ph.D., was promoted from associate to full professor. A biogerontologist with a joint appointment in neuroscience, Pike focuses his research on Alzheimer’s disease, specifically the role sex steroid hormones play. Pike has made national headlines for his research into [Continue Reading...]

Nov 082012
Student Wins Award for Groundbreaking Paper on Minority End-of-Life Pain Management

End-of-life pain is poorly managed across the board, but why, even with palliative care efforts, do minorities suffer disproportionately? Tackling what he calls the first study to investigate pain experiences among Whites, Blacks and Latinos following inpatient palliative care (IPC) consults, USC Davis School of Gerontology doctoral student Jeff Laguna won the Gerontological Society of [Continue Reading...]